Knegsel (The Netherlands)

by Björn Roose April. 22, 2019 640 views

Knegsel was not a destination of mine, that day, nor will it probably be in the future, but in this village, part of the Acht Zaligheden (Eight Delights) in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant (North Brabant), I saw this nice chapel while driving by.

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

Well worth stopping and taking a pic.

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

Exactly my idea smile

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Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 10 months ago

Is it a chapel or perhaps a mausoleum?  Or perhaps they're the same thing when translated from other languages?  It's so small that I wonder if there are not crypts in there?

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Björn Roose Replied to Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 10 months ago

No mausoleum. Small chapels (and this one was not even that small) with room for no more than a crucifix, a mini altar and maybe a chair for the passer-by wanting to pray, are pretty common in the catholic parts of The Netherlands and especially in Flanders.

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 10 months ago

Wow.  I was raised Catholic, but we simply don't have any that small that I've seen. 
In fact, in Texas, their outhouses are larger.  cow2

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Björn Roose Replied to Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 10 months ago

This type of chapel is just typical to catholic Europe and especially the Low Countries. Most of them were built because somebody wanted to thank god, or more commonly mother Mary, for something special (like not being killed by lightning) or on places where some heathen sanctuary was found earlier. That matter is not part of catholic American history, I guess.

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