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Riga Cathedral

An Hour in Riga Cathedral


It is one of the landmarks of the Latvian capital and one of the biggest medieval buildings in the Baltic States. Riga Cathedral is a fine example of Gothic architecture and dates from the beginning of the 13th century. It has one of the biggest pipe organs in the world, which is now undergoing renovation. Have a look in the…

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The Polish Pomeranian Coast: Chaos and Quiet


Lars and I started our visit to the Pomeranian coast in Miedzyzdroje, the most popular coastal town. We had actually underestimated how crowded this place was going to be. It took us more than 30 minutes to get rid of our car and afterwards we literally had to wade through a huge crowd of people in order to go to…

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An Architectural Gem in Erfurt


If you don’t have a lot of time in Erfurt, we really recommend you to visit the cathedral. You cannot miss it; it is situated in the center of the city, on a high hill. I was a bit confused when I first saw it. It seemed to be such a big building with towers in different shapes and sizes…

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A different Denmark – Visiting a Danish church is …


… not the same as a visiting a Belgian church. I still remember my first visit to a church in Denmark with Lars. My beloved had taken me to Roskilde, where we going to have a look at the cathedral, which belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage List. I was looking forward to this visit, since I could only associate…

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A different Denmark – Inside the cathedral of Ribe


The cathedral was built during the 12th century and is a perfect example of a Romanesque building. Wikipedia has a beautiful description of it: The towers contain six bells. The oldest surviving bell was cast in 1456 by Hinrik Dobbran, a Melchior Lucas bell, the largest in the tower, from 1599, the smallest bell from 1770 cast by JN Bieber,…

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A different Denmark – Going back to the past


Our last destination on Tuesday was Ribe. This is Denmark’s oldest town. According to Wikipedia, The town has many well-preserved old buildings, Ribe Cathedral, and about 110 houses are under Heritage Protection. Denmark’s oldest town hall is found on the town’s Von Støckens Plads. The building was erected in 1496, and was purchased by the city for use as a town hall in…

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Last Trip of 2012 – Inside Metz Cathedral


It already looked so beautiful at the outside, but as soon as Lars and I were inside the cathedral, we were simply blown away by its grandeur. This is what Wikipedia has to say about it: Saint-Stephen Cathedral is a Rayonnant Gothic edifice built with the local yellow Jaumont limestone. Like in French Gothic architecture, the building is compact, with slight projection of the transepts…

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Our Adaptable Adventure – Inside the cathedral of Périgueux


When you look at the cathedral of Périgueux, you are struck by its enormous size. I actually had quite some problems photographing the whole building or even a part of it. But what you see outside doesn’t prepare you for what you are about to see inside. It actually consists of two parts: the “old church” (8th – 9th century)…

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