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Mar 8, 2010

Medieval cloister adopts design

An invitation to an exhibition takes us to Maastricht-Netherlands on a cold early spring day.  We're hungry and we decide to have lunch in a place I wanted to visit ever since it opened a few years ago.

Setting : fiftheenth century medieval cloister/design hotel

back of the hotel

The entrance to the gothic church already reveals we'll be surprised.

The lobby has different sitting areas in the side chapels ...

... with tombstones still in place.

The bar seats along the wall.

The impressive wine-cellar.

Stairs lead to a mezzanine that is divided in two parts.

The reading area.

The restaurant ...

... with an impressive view on the interior of the church.

Moody lights with subtle colour-changes by Ingo Maurer.

The plates and table-tops copy the old paintings on the ceiling.

The light is streaming through the building from the large windows.

The gorgious leaded glass windows have nice patterns.  I can't stop watching the play of light and shadow. 

We enjoyed a nice lunch with a glass of wine.  We did not see the rooms.  But check out the site of the hotel, some of the rooms are quite unique.

Kruisherenhotel - Maastricht - Netherlands

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