Monday, September 20, 2010

Vlodrop ...

... the imposing former Fransciscan monastery Kolleg Sankt Ludwig
 pictured on an infoboard near Vlodrop-Station ...
... entrance to the MERU - Maharishi European Research University
campus, part of the Transcendental Meditation movement. In 1990,
 the Maharishi relocated his headquarters from Seelisberg, Switzerland
to the former Franciscan monastery in Vlodrop, the Netherlands ...
source: en.wikipedia.org
... serene Monastery Garden planted by the Franciscan Friars ...
... a bridge pavilion ...
... vedic style ...
... a Vedic paradise on earth...
... a building, called the "largest wooden structure" in the Netherlands,
was built for Maharishi, reportedly at "vast expense" ...
source: en.wikipedia.org
... the destroyed front of the Kolleg St. Ludwig ...
The historic building was partially demolished in 2001 ...
source: nl.wikipedia.org
  
... the monastery was built between 1904 and 1909 under
the supervision of architect Brother Quintilian Borren.
In 1909, the vast complex was formally put into use.
From 1909-1940 and from 1951-1977, 3000 German boys
attended the boarding school Kolleg St Ludwig ...
source: nl.wikipedia.org
 ... plan for the new MERU - Maharishi European Research University campus ...
... the statue of St. Ludwig (Savonnières chalk stone)
stood for years in an alcove of the Franciscan monastery
Since 1987, after the departure of the Franciscans, 
 the religious statue stands near Vlodrop-Station ...
source: infoboard

   
Sankt Ludwig / Saint-Louis ... (EN)
Louis IX of France
by /en.wikipedia.org
... also called Saint Louis, was King of France,
born in 1214 at Poissy, near Paris
died at Tunis, August 25, 1270, during his 2nd crusade
He is the only canonised king of France ...

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