While the building is beautiful in its present state, in order to really appreciate it one must locate the photo of the building near the entrance and take a really close look at it. It shows the building after being bombed. The roof is nearly gone and bricks are strewn about the floor. Comparing the "then" photo with the beauty... 更多
This is a wonder in itself as it was totally destroyed in the war, rebuilt again by the people. it is a marvel of architecture, and well worth a visit.
Heavily damaged in the First World War, this church was painstakingly reconstructed. It is still an impressive masterpiece of architecture. Good modern stained glass in many of the Windows. Many of the treasures at the east end of the church are fenced off, and can only be viewed through windows. This would be OK, if other objects, which look like... 更多
Rebuilt from total ruin after WW1. A few original stones remain at the back of the building but almost everything else dates from the 1920s/30s. There's very little information available inside (no booklets to buy or even leaflets) and there was no sign at all of anyone from the cathedral during the half-hour or so we were inside (mid morning).... 更多
When visiting a foreign place, we always take time out to visit the churches which never fail to amaze us with their simplicity and beauty of the stain-glass windows. It was a breezy day in Ypres and we took shelter in the church and it was decked out for Easter and was quiet and unassuming and we sat in silence... 更多
It's a typical Gothic cathedral. Vaulted ceilings and stained glass. Good to fill in half an hour but no literature or helpful priests to provide the history. Okay if there is nothing else to do. The local bakery is of more interest