陽谷 坡里天主教堂 The Poli Catholic Church(1889-1909, The Colonial Era of Germany), Poli Village, Yanggu County, Liaocheng, Shandong Province, China

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Comments (11)

MalteLauridsBrigge on September 17, 2011

The pic is astounding me for two reasons: Seems like a rather big neogothic construction in a village - and I wouldn't have expected it so far away from Qingdao...

radium tam on September 17, 2011

It is a huge group of Catholic architecture, including one main church, several buildings for nuns and friars and some other structures. It was the cradle of Catholicism in southern Shandong built by Johann Baptist Anzer(German) and Josef Freinademetz(Austrian =]) from Divine Word Missionaries.

MalteLauridsBrigge on September 17, 2011

Oh, now we're hitting a point...Freinademetz is a well known name. A monastery near Liaocheng, quite unexpected.

radium tam on September 17, 2011

This site was not included in our plan at the very beginning. I added it as I read about its importance in the history of Catholicism in China. I was totally startled when I found out it is so grand, especially under the circumstance that it locates in such a small village.

MalteLauridsBrigge on September 17, 2011

I understand...Jining's the only place where I'd have expected such a site.

radium tam on September 18, 2011

Actually there are something interesting in Liaocheng area, except for the old town of Liaocheng itself. I was so interested when I saw Liaocheng's satellite photo. It is a town completely built in the middle of a lake. However, I was disappointed when I got there--a lot of reconstruction, no original residence, only a few main sites are left. Those few sites are good though.

MalteLauridsBrigge on September 18, 2011

Yes, I had the same thoughts when I analyzed the satellite pic. I didn't expect much, but in the past, Liaocheng must have been a fascinating place.

mariomaurer on May 14, 2012

不光聊城,现在整个中国都这样。 不过还是欢迎你们再来!!!

radium tam on May 14, 2012

=]聊城那一帶的山東還是挺好的

radium tam on May 14, 2012

To MalteLauridsBrigge: Looking at this site after Spain, I think I can better understand it now.=]

MalteLauridsBrigge on May 14, 2012

Yes, that's extreme neogothic...

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Photo taken in Yanggu, Liaocheng, Shandong, China

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    by radium tam
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
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