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photoblog image St. Mary at the top as weathervane

St. Mary at the top as weathervane

 

"Marienkapelle (St. Mary's Chapel) in Würzburg is a late Gothic hall church. The construction started in 1377 and was finished in 1480 with the erection of a church tower. Elaborate ornamentation, especially in the arches of the doorways (figures of Adam and Eve by Tilman Riemenschneider – the originals are now on display in the Mainfränkisches Museum, replaced by replicas from 1975). Interior was replaced after fire damage in 1945."

 

"The church bell tower with the gilded Immaculata figurine at the top soars 70 metres into the sky." This figurine is also a weathervane. St. Mary might be a patron of Würzburg and Franconia. When and where  did I see as many sculptures of St. Mary as here? A little collection of St. Mary figures will follow this week.

St. Mary at the top as weathervane

 

"Marienkapelle (St. Mary's Chapel) in Würzburg is a late Gothic hall church. The construction started in 1377 and was finished in 1480 with the erection of a church tower. Elaborate ornamentation, especially in the arches of the doorways (figures of Adam and Eve by Tilman Riemenschneider – the originals are now on display in the Mainfränkisches Museum, replaced by replicas from 1975). Interior was replaced after fire damage in 1945."

 

"The church bell tower with the gilded Immaculata figurine at the top soars 70 metres into the sky." This figurine is also a weathervane. St. Mary might be a patron of Würzburg and Franconia. When and where  did I see as many sculptures of St. Mary as here? A little collection of St. Mary figures will follow this week.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Jan 2020, 00:58
This is a wonderful compilation, Philine.
That's terrific!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Jan 2020, 05:35
What an unusual weathervane, Philine. I look forward to your St. Mary pictures this week
WOW, Philine. She's "high and lifted up," isn't she.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Jan 2020, 06:33
What a beautiful church this is, I love the colours and what a beautiful weather-vane she has. You picked the right day to be there.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Jan 2020, 06:54
I ought to read about Mary and try to get to the root of devotion to her. I mean, we don't revere the mothers of Einstein or Rembrandt, do we..
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jan 2020, 07:06
Very unusual weather vane indeed.
Cette église est vraiment trop belle !
Bonne journée à  toi
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2020, 07:19
She reached up into the sky; her golden presence contrasts well with the blue of it. What a fabulous church hall!
An amazing building Philine. I have never seen this colour in a church before
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Jan 2020, 09:35
A colourful looking church, the like of which I have not seen before.
What a great looking building, I am really enjoying these pictures from your visits round and about.

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