måndag 12 mars 2012

Saint Nicolai and the Dominican monks

Up on the shoreridge in Helsingborg, this memorialmonument shoes the place where the old Dominican convent lied during the middle ages. The dominican munks came to Seeland and Scania in the 13th century. Here they built a monastery, like the one on the picture.They also had a brickfactory close to the monastery, where they produced bricks for the building of the Keep in the 14th century and Saint Mary's Church down on the beach.After the reformation, all the churches and monasterys in Helsingborg and the rest of Scania were torned down and the monks were driven out of the country. It lasted till the late 1960's untul it waw alowed to build a monastery in Sweden.

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