"Thorn" Thorn by nighthawk

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Thorn, also called the white village. Up to French took over in the 18th century, a wealthy convent village, ruled by female.
Only female descandants from the fine noblesse were admitted to the convent. Mother reverend ruled her ocnvent and the village as if it were a monarchy.

After the convent had been taken over by the French and most of its buildings destroyed, the stones were used by the villagers to enlarge their house.
They weren t the best brickworkers and therefor the houses were painted white. From then on it was called the little white village.

Thorn became a sleepy agricultural village and that probably saved lot of it s original character.
Now you can walk the cobblestone roads and imagine the nuns walking here.
And when you go inside the church, the true former wealth of the monastry shows. A sure must see!

The church lost its tower during WW II but fortunately nowadays that fact hardly shows.

One of the remaining buildings of the monastry. This is the place where once the kitchen sisters prepared meals.

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  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2003 at 3:52 PM

    What a beautiful little church! Mmm, the flan tart sounds delcious!!!

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2003 at 12:30 PM

    Is een leuk plaatsje ..Ben er als eens doorgefietst..Wat een mooi kerkje hebben ze daar!!!

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