Friday, January 6, 2012

Photo Friday: Driekoningen/Three Kings Day/Epiphany ~ in Antwerp, Belgium

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photo copyright Auke Nijholt. all rights reserved.
Driekoningen Singers on the Groenplaats
January 6, 2012 ~ Antwerp, Belgium

We're curently in Antwerp, Belgium for a tiny vacation and as today is Three Kings Day (Driekoningen), here are some pics for the first Photo Friday of 2012 on Kats-in-Klompen. :o)

photo copyright Judith Nijiholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
Christmas Tree in front of the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Cathedral
January 6, 2012 ~ Antwerp, Belgium

A more modern, 'jazzy' , group of Driekoningen singers, in front of the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Cathedral ...
photo copyright Auke Nijholt. all rights reserved.
Driekoningen Singers in front of the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Cathedral
January 6, 2012 ~ Antwerp, Belgium

Inside this beautiful cathedral, is an exhibition of Netherlandish paintings from the 16th to 17th centuries - including this one by a group of painters who belonged to the St. Luke's Guild of Antwerp. Saint Luke is the patron saint of artists.

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
Saint Luke Painting the Madonna and Child
Maerten de Vos, Otto van Veen and Ambrosius Francken
medium: oil on panel -  date: 1602
collection of: The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp.
January 6, 2012 ~ Antwerp, Belgium



tot ziens,
Judy & Auke
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