The Chapel of the Holy Oak; Country Estate The Baest; Oirschot, Noord-Brabant (Information in first comment)

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  • The Chapel of The Holy Oak dates form the 15th century (later decided it was June 24th of 1406). The legend is that on this spot herdsmen found a statue of Maria floating (against the stream) in the river Beerze. The put it in an oak on the river-bank, but the villagers took it with them to the church in the village. but the next morning it was back on the spot where they found it. Later a wooden chapel was built as people suffering from fever were cured by visiting the statue. It became a well known destination for pilgrimages. The current chapel was built in 1854. Today the chapel is visited by 250,000 annual visitors, especially in the Maria month May.
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Comments (4)

Hollis chen on April 7, 2012

Very good composition and shot~LIKE

Best wishes from Taiwan 台灣 ,HungChu Chen

Jorge campos on April 8, 2012

Beautiful place and picture! Greeting from Pucon - Chile.

senmax on April 11, 2012

Very beautiful picture. LIKE.

Jan van Oosthuizen (… on April 16, 2012

Hello dear Pano-Friends, thank you for all your comments. I am trying to catch up again and I am sorry to respond to your kind remarks in this way. Best wishes and greetings from Holland, Jan

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  • Uploaded on April 5, 2012
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    by Jan van Oosthuizen (…
    • Taken on 2012/04/02 10:28:54
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 16.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash