Thursday, June 5, 2008

Eschau

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... The Abbey of Saint Trophime in Eschau (8th century)
The building representive of Ottonian architecture was
inspired by imperial art at the times of Charles the Great...
source: Route Romane d'Alsace

Madonna with sceptre - 18th century

Organ: Michel Stiehr (1816)
Renovation par Alfred Kern (1969)

by eschau.fr
... Eschau fut pendant sept siècles et demi (770-1525)
le siège d'une communauté de Bénédictines ...


Le Jardin Monastique (FR)
by eschau.fr
... Nous avons puisé à trois sources pour connaître
les noms des plantes cultivées ici dès l'époque carolingienne :
le capitulaire De villis de Charlemagne (entre 800 et 812),
le Plan de l'abbaye de Saint-Gall (vers 820)
qui contient l'Herbularius, l'Hortus et le Pomarium, et
enfin l'Hortulus de Walahfrid Strabo, abbé de Reichenau (843-849) ...


The Medieval Monastery Garden (EN)
by Rachel Bellerby - highmiddleages.suite101.com
... The gardens of a medieval monastery
could be a supply of food, herbs, medicine
and also served as a spiritual retreat ...

post scriptum:
One of my ancestors (born before 1726 Eschau Wibolsheim)
and his son (born approx. 1743) worked for the abbey
as 'Textor', a tailor of monk's habits.


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