Gl. Vor Frue Church in Roskilde is a travertine church with three naves from the end of the 11th century and a brick facing wall of a later date.
About 1160 a Cistercian Convent was built to the south of the church. In 1177 a relative of bishop Absalon, the saint Margaret of Hojelse, was buried in the church. Throughout the Middle Ages the church and convent were very wealthy.
After the Reformation in 1536 the convent was abolished. Around 1600 the convent buildings and the eastern half of the church were demolished. It Still has Beautiful furniture from the 17th century.
This is in the Churchyard this Morning, looking at the adjacent old houses.
- Copyright: Michael Dolby (mrmike1935) (3242)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7, DC Vario 1:2.8 - 5.2/4.5 - 108 ASPH., Digital
- Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-02-07 6:15