Thursday, April 11, 2013

"World's Most Beautiful Bookshop?"

Sorry, coffee shop, ads and books; yes, you too – you do not look good.  Disrespectful cannot be beautiful.  There are churches.  And there are bookstores.  

You would think that after all those "stints as a warehouse, an archive and a very ornate stone bicycle shed" this gorgeous thirteenth-century church in Maastricht, Netherlands would finally become what it is supposed to be.  No such luck.  Maybe, in another century or two.

It’s a shame.

Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur


  1. This is so sad! I immediately think of that verse where Jesus drove out the money changers and declared, My house shall be called a house of prayer'! I agree, this is a shame.

    1. Thank you, Janet. The story, pictures, raving comments - all of that made me sick to my stomach. It's a very sophisticated 21-century form of vandalism. Awful.