Croatian Diary - August 17: Augsburg (Deutschland/Germany) - part 10

by Björn Roose May. 28, 2020 195 views
Augsburg (Deutschland) - Heilig Kreuz Kirche (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Heilig Kreuz Kirche (August 17)

After a double pit stop, for food and drinks (the first in a bakery where they sell huge pastry, the second in a hipster shop where I nevertheless walk out with a more or less normal bottle of water and a carton of milk), we walk to the Heilig Kreuz churches. Plural indeed, because these are a Catholic and a Protestant church side by side. According to our travel guide, there is a painting in the Catholic church made in Rubens' studio, but the gate at the back of the church is closed, so we can't get any further. The Protestant church, on the other hand, is open, invites people to come in with a sign and is also "manned" by a friendly lady who notices our enthusiasm about the interior and creates a little more light to see it all, including the part of it that is shaded by the covered "stands" for the important families. But the fact that the interior is oriented differently from the outside - everything is slanted on the central axis (see the first photo in this post) - is the most interesting thing, I think.

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Heilig Kreuz Kirche (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Heilig Kreuz Kirche (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Heilig Kreuz Kirche (August 17)

Augsburg (Deutschland) - Heilig Kreuz Kirche (August 17)

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Jay Boggess 6 months ago

Wonderfl subjects, perspectives, colors & clarity!

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Camellia Staab 6 months ago

Definitely beautiful! I found a lot of irony in the fact that one church was open and the other not. One inviting and the other not.It made me smile because somehow it is a representation of each of the churches even today smile

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 6 months ago

I'm just a heathen of course and a photographer. My church, nature is always open, but as a photographer I want to visit all the other churches too smile But, let's say that if I had been born a few centuries earlier I would probably have been in some protestant church, just because I find it difficult to follow a strict hierarchy. smile

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