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    • Thank you, Tim! There are dozens of these little chapels in the village where I live. And I guess there must be millions of them in this part of the world. Some of them are really very old.
      Maybe I could do a post about all the chapels in my village… πŸ˜‰

  1. That’s a great photo πŸ™‚ And what a lovely place to go and think of someone πŸ™‚
    Hoping you and Mr Bowie are well. Sending sunbeams – I have many to spare today! πŸ˜€

  2. That is a beautiful photo, Herman. I agree with scifihammy that is a lovely place to go and think of someone. All the best to you and Mr. Bowie from all of us here. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Lavinia! Glad you liked this post and thank you so much for your kind comment.
      The temperatures dropped below zero (Celsius) but we’re having sunshine and icy winds. Still, I enjoyed my walk in the afternoon.
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards to the Cat Crew of Salmon Brook Farms! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

  3. Beautiful and restful spot to spend some time reflecting………I like the idea of a series of photos of special spots like this – that would be GRAND. Hope you and Mr. B are fine and happy.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

    • Hi Pam! Glad you likes this post. I’m passing a lot of these little chapels on my walks. Maybe it’s a good idea to take photographs and look into some history books of our village to see if I can find some more information about them. I’ll keep it in mind…
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

    • Hi Mary! This is indeed a very special place. I was wondering who takes care of these places? Maybe some volunteers or people from the neighbourhood?
      Glad you liked the post, thank you!

  4. Thank you for your prayer Herman. We have several of these places in our village and at the way to a pilgrim chapel. There are flowers and candles. People rest there. Love to you an Mr. Bowie

    • Hi Susanne! Glad you liked this post. Thank you so much for your kind comment.
      There are also a lot of flowers and candles at these places in my village. I respect the people who take care of these places.

  5. What a lovely photo and spot. You can add my vote for a series. I have seen little shrines like that in Mexico, not the same style, but obviously the same intent. These little pockets of culture are disappearing everywhere, I think your village must be a very good place. he cats say “meow” to Mr. Bowie and I say have a nice cup of coffee to you. It’s especially nice after a walk in the cold, Yes?.

    • Hi Angela! Glad you liked this post. I was wondering if this subject was interesting enough to post on HoB. Much to my surprise a lot of followers seems to like it…
      There are a lot of these shrines in my village. We call them “kappelletje” in Flemish/Dutch meaning little chapel.
      Thank you for your kind comment! Much appreciated, my dear friend!

      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards. He enjoyed his treats when I came back home, I made myself a hot chocolate milk! πŸ˜‰

  6. We don’t have too many of these individual stations, but more along the lines of the old mission churches and chapels. I thought you might like this since you were thinking “I Say A Little Prayer For You”</em …

    • Hi Takami! Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern! Glad you liked this post.
      Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

  7. Beautifully framed image, Herman, thank you for sharing. That’s one of the beauties in Europe, you find little chapels like that or just even a cross, all over the places, at least in Bavaria, Germany, I used to love those.

    • Hi Cornelia! Glad you like this post! I’m always taking a little break when I’m passing one of these little chapels on my walks. I sit down and think about all what is happening in my life and what I can do to make my life better.

  8. A small time spent counting one’s blessings each morning makes for a positive outlook! I remember seeing these in Europe and thinking what a lovely tradition.

    The kitty boys, Andy and Dougy, tell me to tell Mr. Bowie “Meow!” and to make sure you give him a nice “scritching” or being a brave kitty boy while he endure recovery from his eye and ear problems.

  9. Singing along now on this beautiful morning in Sydney.

    While combing my hair now
    And wondering what dress to wear now
    I say a little prayer for you

    Holidays are the best! xB

    • Love that song too. Burt Bacharach wrote some wonderful songs…

      Hope you’re having a wonderful time in Sydney! Have fun, my dear!

  10. I’ll always love Dionne Warwick’s rendition of that song, Herman. I agree with Tim that the chapel project would be a great idea. As someone else said, it’s not something we see over here. Hugs.

    • Hi Teagan! Glad you liked this post. I took some photographs of 4 other little chapels on my walk, last week. Maybe it’s a good idea to make a series about them…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

    • Hi Christine! Glad you liked the post!
      Always stop for a few minutes and think about what’s happening, what’s wrong and what I can do to make my life better…

  11. Aww, such a special, beautiful prayer. I am studying this very attractive scenery. I always think visiting resting places like cemeteries is so fascinating. . .

    • Glad you liked this post, Robin. I always stop walking when I’m passing such places and think about the things I love and people I miss…

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