"The Béguines were women who dedicated their lives to God without retiring from the world. In the 13th century they founded the béguinages , enclosed communities designed to meet their spiritual and material needs. The Flemish béguinages are architectural ensembles composed of houses, churches, ancillary buildings and green spaces, with a layout of either urban or rural origin and built in styles specific to the Flemish cultural region. They are a fascinating reminder of the tradition of theBéguines that developed in north-western Europe in the Middle Ages." -http://whc.unesco.org
Lotty shares that you can actually reside in here if you can afford...
Thank you so much for sharing with me this card, Lotty! =)
And special thanks for the Christmas-themed stamp!