Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Namur 45 Barcelona 46


We finally come to the end of our first trip around the world. Second from last we have the Belgian town of Namur (45 on the map) and lastly the great city of Barcelona as promised in our second post (46 on the map)



Belgium/Namur/St. Aubin Cathedral (Permanent Display 1crown)


Reliquary Crown


Belgium as a monarchy does not have any Crown Jewels per say but this crown does however have its home on Belgian soil. It is said to contain a piece of the True Cross and due to Belgium's strictly Catholic Royal family could probably be considered as the closest thing to a Belgian Royal Crown.


Spain/Barcelona/Barcelona Cathedral (Permanent Display 1crown)


Crown of King Martin of Sicily and Aragon


This crown has an almost Moorish feel to its design. It is clearly of a very unique inspiration and looks unlike any other in Europe.


(All images on this blog are considered defaulted to the public domain due to age and ready sourcing from the internet. If an image on this blog is disputed it will be altered or removed following written protest from an authentic source. please contact me at danielgswan@hotmail.com)


12 comments:

  1. Wow! How interesting this all is. I never realized how specific to a culture a crown was! I always thought a crown was well...just a crown! lol
    Thanks

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  5. This is such a neat blog. I have really enjoyed exploring it and all of the crowns you have discovered. It has been fun! I wish there were crowns in Maplewood, MN that we could explore. We aren't huge travelers, but I would love to see all of these in person. Thanks for posting!

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  6. Very interesting post!!! I'm from Spain and I dind't see the crown from Barcelona.

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  8. Did you previously have the most wonderful website with jewels from all the royal houses? It was truly the best in the world!

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  9. I just find your blog: congratulations !
    Concerning crown jewels of the Belgian monarchy, I mention Belgian court has a crown that was offered by the whole nation (national subscription) to the a former queen and is only used by the queens as a jewel without official meaning.
    It contains 11 spins (9 to symbolize the 9 provinces of Belgium, 1 for the government, 1 for the former Belgian colony)
    That crown is a kind of puzzle and the supporting ring can be used separately as a simpler diadem or even a necklace. The spins can be used as ear pendants.

    You can find more information (unfortunately iin French) and photos on: http://www.brusselslife.be/fr/article/diademe-des-9-provinces-le-bijou-des-reines-de-belgique

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