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St Mary's Cathedral, Hildesheim

By EveLine1  
Constructed in the romanesque style St Mary's was completely destroyed in WW II but rebuilt in the 1950s and is now part of the Unesco Site Hildesheim (together with one other church). An absolute must see are the Bernward Doors and column from the early 11th century. I love the different styles in churches; even in the middle ages the same style could differ a lot depending on where the building was built . I had never seen this type of central tower flanked by two smaller towers making it look like a 'building on top of a building'...

Thanks so much for all your remarks, votes and especially the awards bestowed by Tony, Christopher and Glenn! I am so grateful for your wonderful response.

All my best and take care!

Tags: Building Architecture Black and white Germany Cathedral Monchrome Romanesque Hildesheim

Voters: Daisymaye, bliba, mike9005 and 24 more

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bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
8 Jun 2021 4:51AM
A fine mono
8 Jun 2021 5:50AM
Wonderful mono .. excellent lines!
Impressive bell tower. Love this in mono, and how ell the detail stands out. Beautiful.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2021 8:00AM
An impressive and fascinating edifice, really well depicted.

The difference in materials from region to region can have a significant aesthetic effect, too. The sandstone used in medieval construction here in south Northumberland is yellow; in Carlisle in the north-west - only 80 km away - it is red. Even local bricks used to differ, often from village to village, until dreary conformity took over in the 20th century.
I do like the variegated tones of the brickwork visible in Hildesheim, yet another cathedral I would like to visit now hat you have introduced it!
KingArthur 15 8 Malta
8 Jun 2021 8:49AM
Wonderful architecture, lovely in mono Viola

Joe Smile
8 Jun 2021 9:45AM
a fine wide-angle shot for this view
and.. are visitors allowed to the top of the central tower?
Lovely mono Viola

Quote:a fine wide-angle shot for this view
and.. are visitors allowed to the top of the central tower?

Thanks Leo, this was last year end May, so then it was closed, but I think that usually it is accessible.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2021 2:13PM
Lovely building, lovely facade...
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gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
8 Jun 2021 9:21PM
A great architectural mono Viola !!
And thanks for the great write up. It always adds a lot to the image.


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