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Beguinage, Turnhout, Belgium

The beguinage, formerly home to a religious sisterhood known as the Beguines, was founded in the 13th century on what was then the grounds of the local castle. It is arranged around an elongated tree-filled courtyard, inside of which is a well-preserved Baroque church from 1665. Around the courtyard are many houses, a chapel, a gatehouse at the east end, and the former infirmary which is now a museum of Beguine culture. Today, the beguinage is primarily a rest home for the elderly.

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Rijkevorsel, België

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  • Uploaded on May 31, 2012
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Lucien Kivit
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS
    • Taken on 2012/05/28 10:33:57
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash