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The Dominican church and cloister in Knokke-Zoute | by jackfre 2
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The Dominican church and cloister in Knokke-Zoute

The Dominican church owes its existence to the emergence of tourism at the end of the 19th century. The church (1925) and the accompanying cloister (1927) were built in a Romanesque Revival style to a design by Joseph Viérin in collaboration with his son and Luc Antoine Dugardyn.

The bell tower refers to the old church towers of Knokke-Heist and village. Besides a large clock there's a chime that plays a melody every fifteen minutes - the duration of the melody increases as the hour progresses.

What the establishment of the church is concerned - stained glass windows, the altar, confessional and communion. Although austerity was chosen, two exceptions were made​​: the mosaic of St. Thérèse of Lisieux by Anton Molkenboer and the Cross of Emile Raes.

Since the founding of the church in 1925 wearing the Dominican fathers care for the liturgy and spiritual activities around the church. The gate gives access to the cloister, a square paved courtyard with trees, surrounded by a covered gallery with arched arbor by short columns.(pictures of that on anotgher day)


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Taken on May 9, 2013