Todays images are from the ‘Wereldreis door eigen stad’ (World tour through your own city) on Sunday 18th March 2012.
When do you get an opportunity to visit two churches, a synagogue and a mosque in an afternoon?
With the ‘Wereldreis door eigen stad’ I was able to visit the ‘Beth Jehoeda’ Synagogue on the Jan Evertstraat, the Mescid-i Aksa Mosque on the Wagenstraat, the Oud-Katholieke Parochie (Old parish church) on the Prinsestraat and the Teresia van Avila Kerk ( Teresia van Avila Church) on the Westeinde. And with more time it would have been possible to visit other religious and spiritual locations
including a Sikh Temple and Buddhist centre.
And what totally unexpected finds a church with a Spanish courtyard set back from the road and accessed via a gateway or another church located inside a row of terraced houses, all in all a splendid voyage of discovery both architecturally and spiritually.
The ‘Wereldreis door eigen stad’ provides an opportunity to learn more about various cultures and hopefully promotes a better understanding of the people of different faiths and origin who make up the population of the city.
Todays photographs were taken on 17 March 2012.
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