Beautiful photo Carsten:)mossip
Yes, beautiful photo, Carsten. But the carvings look somewhat uncomfortable, lying down that way, and bumping heads (or hats) in the middle! And until I zoomed in, the Virgin Mary looked a bit like Buddha!!
Hi mossip, thank you very much. I appreciate it. We had been overwhelmed by all the old buildings that I almost oversaw this medieval entrance to the cathedral. To be honest next time I am going to take more pictures of the entrance. I want to make it better.
Hi Marilyn, thank you for your nice comment. You are right it looks like Buddha. Maybe she is bored to see so many people entering and leaving the cathedral. But the bumping heads are very weird. I think avery figure represents something but I had no information with me. I think I have to take a look in the internet.
Carsten, I just happened to come upon the scan of a slide I'd taken of the carvings above the main entrance to Chartres. Although the arch is shallow, it is nevertheless a pointed, Gothic arch, rather than a more Romanesque-type arc. Some how this lessens the impression of "bumping heads," even though the general arrangement is the same. I'll have to look at some more church entrances to compare.
Hi Marilyn, thank you for comment. I am always impressed by churches and their look in general. In north Germany where I am from we have everywhere the very old castle like churches from the 12th and 13th century. Spartanic interiour. And with marks in the corners of the churches from sharpening the swords. As a result from the battelfield fronts of the end of the Thirty Years War we have protestant and catholic churches. And I wonder why is it possible to visit and enter a catholic church in Germany today all the time and why are the protestant churches always closed.
BTW You should visit Trier because you will find the remains of the last days of the roman empire and the remains of the "new"religion. Early christian cathedrals and the following romanic ones. The following gothic ones and churches from the time of the baroque
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Photo taken in Trier, Germany
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