Sint Jan

The Sint Janskerk (Saint Johns Church) in Maastricht is built right next to the Sint Servaasbasiliek (Basilica of Saint Servatius). The two churches form a church twin, unique for the Netherlands. The church was founded around 1200, as a parish church, so the Sint Servaaskerk could be used as a pilgramige church. The original tower collapsed in 1366, and was rebuilt in the second half of the 15th century. The current church was built in the 14th and beginning of the 15th century. The church now is a protestant church. The tower was painted red in 1984 when the church was restored.

About the picture: it is a composition of a number of shots with different shutter speeds (DRI). Although I like the picture, I’m sure I’m going to give it another try. Right now you don’t see anything of the church itself and it is quite visible in one of the shots. So expect another version soon.

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