WPC : Shadow

The weekly photo challenge has moved from Fridays to Wednesdays, so here goes for this week’s Shadow.

These photos were taken at sunset in the town of Mainz in Germany, the tower with scaffolding is the main cathedral, which is about 1200 years old, and still standing!

Mainz, Germany

Sunset in Mainz, Germany

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Wordless Wednesday : Old and New at Twilight

Frankfurt, Germany

Old and new, Frankfurt

Norm’s Thursday Doors : January 12 2017

Mainz Cathedral

Mainz Cathedral

These are the very impressive doors of the Romanesque Cathedral in Mainz, Germany.    This building is over 1000 years old, and was built around the year 990, in the 10th century.   It’s hard to cast my mind back that far, and hard to believe that this building is still standing and being used as a Cathedral, as originally intended.    The doors are very tall, made of bronze, and date back to the 11th century.

Mainz Cathedral

Here are some views of the outside of the Cathedral, there was some repair work and scaffolding going on when we visited, but it is a very large and interesting building, as you can see.

Mainz Cathedral, Germany

Mainz Cathedral

Mainz Cathedral, Germany

Tuesdays of Texture : Week 2 of 2017

Mainz memorial

Mainz, Germany

This week again I have a little something from our trip to Mainz in Germany – the sculptors were very busy with this one that we came across in one of the main squares, while we kept warm with some Gluhwien  This sculpture is called the carnival sculpture, or The Tower of Fools

Another interesting sculpture we came across is this modern art piece in the Town Square, which my grandchildren enjoyed playing around.

 

Mainz, Germany

Modern art in Mainz, Germany

Linked to Tuesdays of Texture

Remembering Hard Times!

Book Burning Memorial

Book Burning Memorial in Frankfurt, Germany

This plaque in the main square in Frankfurt, is a commemoration of a large book burning ceremony that took place here (and in many other parts of Germany) in May 1933, when thousands of books, believed to be “un German” were burned by the German Union of Students who supported Naziism.   Today, this plaque is a sad reminder of one of the consequences of war.

 

Norm’s Thursday Doors : 7 April 2016

 Cathedral door in Germany

Door of the Russian Orthodox Church in Weisbaden, Germany

I have another Cathedral door this week, this intricately carved one is the Russian Orthodox Church, in Weisbaden, in Germany.    One of the ways to get to this church is to travel by the funicular railway (built in 1888) which has only two carriages, and takes you to the top of a hill, through vineyards.   This trip was great fun for my grandchildren (and for us also)! There are amazing views of the city below once you get to the top, and as it isn’t very high, it’s possible to walk back down and catch a bus back to the city centre, if you so wish.

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The Cathedral/Church itself is very impressive and ornate, as you can see, and the domes on top are golden, and glint in the sun.   It is the only Russian Orthodox Church in Weisbaden, and there is an old Russian cemetery next door.

Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors

Wordless Wednesday : Curved Lines

Main Railway Station, Frankfurt

Main Railway Station, Frankfurt

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