2005 Ostfriesland Tour Pictures

Thanks to the many fine photographers who contributed their photographs!


Photo by Cheryl Meints
ID: 013217 JUN 2005

Rahe
Throughout the Ostfriesland tour, several individuals searched for “Prince Heinrich Mütze (hats). Don Soeken, Rick Campen, Mike Balster, Lori Frey-Baquedano, Vic Hinrichs, and John Durdle proudly wore their purchases in front of the 1833 Upstalsboom Monument. Ostfriesland residents and tour participants gathered around the pyramid-shaped monument and sang, “In Ostfreesland is’t am besten” and “God Bless America.” Coming full circle described this moving experience.
Photo by Rick Campen
ID: 008914 JUN 2005

Reepsholt
St. Mauritius Lutheran Church in Reepsholt. Portions date to 1200AD.
Photo by Cheryl Meints
ID: 007614 JUN 2005

Reepsholt
Named after a black African who defied Roman orders for the sake of Christ, the St. Mauritius Evangelical Lutheran Church was the oldest one in the area. Pastor Christian Meyer pointed to the various elements surrounding us as his hour-long historical exposition was translated by Gene Janssen. We listened intently while glancing up, behind, and around us.
Photo by Cheryl Meints
ID: 010716 JUN 2005

Remels
The bells tolled as the OGSA participants entered the St. Martins Evangelical Lutheran Church in Remels. Four Amt Uplengen area individuals, including community leaders, greeted us at the entrance.
Photo by Cheryl Meints
ID: 010816 JUN 2005

Remels
St. Martins Evangelical Lutheran Church. One of the oldest buildings in the Amt Uplengen area, this 13th century rectangular church that faced east and west had four Gothic windows and a triple window grouping in the east wall behind the altar. The Baroque organ dated from 1782, and the highly decorated baptismal font from 1260. The interior was dominated by the four remaining arched crossing vaults with decorated structural ribs outlining each.
Photo by Cheryl Meints
ID: 010916 JUN 2005

Remels
St. Martins Evangelical Lutheran Church. The 1680 altar displayed the Last Supper with its four outer panels depicting Christ’s life. On Good Friday the panels were closed to show the passion of Christ which was displayed on the reverse side. Another panel above the altar listed the area emigrants.
Photo by Linda Bayliss
ID: 021916 JUN 2005

Rorichum
Rorichum — Our tour group had lunch at this cafe near Tergast. They had fixed a very special meal for us. Pastor Fasbender had arranged this. We also were able to shop for momentos at their gift shop.
Photo by Linda Bayliss
ID: 002211 JUN 2005

Rysum
We toured the village of Rysum on our Krummhorn tour on Monday. This picture is from the third floor of the windmill. The church bells were ringing, and we were also able to see the North Sea from up there as well.
Photo by Linda Bayliss
ID: 002311 JUN 2005

Rysum
This is a picture of a typical home in Rysum, Ostfriesland with the lace curtains and decorations in the windows. You might be able to see some Ostfriesland Purple Salvia in the front row of flowers. We were told that the homes are of brick in Ostfriesland, as brick withstands the salt from the North Sea.
Photo by Linda Bayliss
ID: 003612 JUN 2005

Simonswolde
On Sunday, I was fortunate to have Guenter Tholen volunteer to drive Larry Janssen and me to Simonswolde, Wolthusen, and Bundee. Simonswolde is where my Grandpa Jelle Schuurmann lived. This picture is of a small pond by a street in Simonswolde. Guenter and Larry are in the background. It was such a very neat town. We then had tea and cookies with Guenter and his family in Wolthusen. Many other people from Ostfriesland volunteered on Sunday to drive tour members to different towns, and we were all so grateful for their graciousness in showing us Ostfriesland and sharing with us.
Photo by Linda Bayliss
ID: 003712 JUN 2005

Simonswolde
This is the Simonswolde church.
Photo by Linda Bayliss
ID: 016917 JUN 2005

Tergast
This is the cemetery beside the Tergast church.
Photo by Linda Bayliss
ID: 017017 JUN 2005

Tergast
This picture is of the Reformed Church in Tergast. Pastor Fasbender gave us a wonderful, informative tour of this community and church. He explained how the high ground was made for the church. Note the different kinds of brick on the church, with the older bricks left there for historical reasons. This church is beautiful inside. He said that after the Reformation, the beautiful blue colors were all painted white, but later on these colors were restored inside the church. Again, the church has a beautiful old organ.
Photo by Rick Campen
ID: 012116 JUN 2005

Tergast
Ancient door with hand wrought hardware at church in Tergast.
Photo by Rick Campen
ID: 012216 JUN 2005

Tergast
Interior of church in Tergast. During restoration of church the original color scheme was found under panel covering pulpit.



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