Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wellen ....

(EN also NL-FR-DE)
EN: white dead-nettle - NL: witte dovenetel
FR: lamier blanc - DE: Weiße Taubnessel

... Chapel of Oetersloven (17th century) ...
... the first chapel was built in 1187
by the Seigneur of Berlingen

after his return of a crusade.
In 1423 the chapel was dedicated
at 'Our Lady of Sorrows'


... a Goatrider sign, keeping the legend alive ...

The ‘Bokkenrijders’: Ghost riders in the Limburg sky ... (EN)
The ‘Bokkenrijders’, or ‘Goatriders’, owned the night
throughout most of the 18th century, until they were
finally brought to justice by brave and god-fearing
officers of the law. This is a story that practically
everyone in Limburg knows to this very day ...