Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mysterious Red Sun

The effects of Hurricane Ophelia and the forest fires in Portugal had a mysterious effect here. Yesterday the sun in the Netherlands changed into an amazing red fireball. 

DEEP RED

My husband and I went shopping in Nijmegen, a lovely Dutch city. We also visited the Steven's Church (1273). I made two pictures from the deep red light of the sun through the large windows shining on the white wall in the church. Do you like it?







GLOWING ROOSTER

Below a picture of the bell tower of the Stephen's Church. Even the cock (rooster) glows like gold in the strange orange sunlight. Do you know the meaning behind the rooster on top of the clock towers in the Netherlands?



RODE ZON

Gisteren gingen mijn man en ik naar Nijmegen om cultuur te snuiven en te shoppen. Hoe vaak ik niet naar de zon gekeken heb! Heel bijzonder, die rode gloed. Hebben jullie nog foto's ervan gemaakt? Ik heb er nog eentje gemaakt waarop het net lijkt alsof het de maan is. Maar het was echt de zon, die door de bladeren van de bomen scheen!



Fijne dag!
Have a nice day!

29 comments:

  1. Wat mooi die roze foto’s, prachtige effecten, zeker in die kerk...

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    1. Ik zag thuis pas dat die foto's toch gelukt waren. Ik dacht dat de roze gloed een foutje was :-)

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  2. The light looks so pretty shining through the windows. Happy to see you are blogging again! I missed you.

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    1. I am back for a weel Lisa :-) It was nice but really stained glass with the very old colors I like more. This church was very destroyed during the Second World War.

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  3. Hele mooie foto's van de kerk buiten en binnen.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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    1. Dank je wel Patricia. Het was imposant. Ook om te zien hoe erg deze kerk verwoest was in de oorlog en hoe mooi hij nu weer is.

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  4. Those photos of the church in the sunlight are very beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. When I was a child I hated it to go to old churches. But now I love it.

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  5. It seems many places were having mysterious skies and a red sun. We did not see it here. Have a fun day Diane

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  6. Oh Aritha..beautiful photos!! I guess the weather is wonky all around the world.

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    1. Yes, that is what I read and see too on Internet.

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  7. Beautiful photos. What does the rooster on top of the clock tower mean. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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    1. Madeline you are so kind. Every time a comment :-) The rooster is a symbol for the Apostle Peter. It refers to the incident that causes Peter to realise his betrayal of Jesus. Jesus told Peter during the Last Supper that He would be denied three times before 'the cock crows'. So the symbol of the rooster stands as a reminder to all christians not to give in to our human fear, to remain faithful to Christ always. (Source:Domestic-Church.Com)

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  8. I think roosters on top of weather vanes on a church stands for when Peter denied Jesus.
    Lovely photos.

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  9. The picture of the sun shining through the window is very pretty, Aritha. We've had fires here in California, and one day the sunrise looked so strange, but beautiful.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, still no rain? Thanks for you comment.

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  10. Mooie foto's van een prachtige kerk..........de zon liet zich hier ook met een knal oranje kleur zien, best een bijzonder gezicht.

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  11. Fraaie serie Aritha, Mooie kerk daar. Het interieur is mooi met de zonnegloed erop.
    Groet kees.

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    1. Dank je wel Kees. Het is maar een half uur rijden. Ik was er nog nooit geweest!

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  12. A magnificent church Aritha. I believe the rooster is a symbol of St Peter? Thank you for sharing these lovely photos. I hope those fires are now contained.

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  13. You got some great pictures. Smoke has a way of making the sun look so different.

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    1. I don't love smoke but it makes the sun so special :-)

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