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Old June 19th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #421
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Church of San Sebastiano, Acireale (Ct) - Sicily


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Old June 19th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #422
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yes is incredible amazing
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 01:50 AM   #423
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Church of San Giuseppe, Ragusa - Sicily



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Old June 23rd, 2012, 04:26 AM   #424
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Der Kaiserdom zu Speyer.... the Imperial Cathedral at Speyer along the Rhine in Germany. It is the
largest surviving Romanesque Cathedral in the world, and was begun in 1030. At that time it was the
largest church in the world.

8 Holy Roman Emperor's (Imperator Romanum) are buried in its' crypt, largest Romanesque crypt in the
world. They are Kaiser's (founder) Conrad II, Henry III, Henry IV, and Henry V. Also interred in the
massive crypt are (uncrowned) Kaiser's Philip of Swabia, Adolf of Nassau, Rudolph I of Habsburg, and
Albert I.

When the cathedral was started by Conrad II in 1030, it was intended to be larger than old St. Peter's
in Rome, and to rival the power of the Papacy.

4 towers and 2 domes rise above the Rhine from the south...

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The west front...

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The monumental older east end...

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The massive interior (at 108 ft., 6 feet higher than any English cathedral)...

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The largest of all Romanesque crypts...

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The Imperial Crypt....

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The side profile of the cathedral from about a mile away....

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Old June 23rd, 2012, 04:43 AM   #425
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Cologne , Germany

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Colonia, il Duomo por Gianluca Casponi, en Flickr
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 04:44 AM   #426
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Cologne , Germany

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Old June 23rd, 2012, 04:46 AM   #427
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Cologne , Germany

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Old June 23rd, 2012, 04:48 AM   #428
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Cologne , Germany

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Old June 23rd, 2012, 10:34 AM   #429
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Italiano_pellicano... Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is one of he most massive buildings on the planet. Cathedral experts say it's only the 5th largest Cathedral/Church in the world... (St. Peter Vatican, Seville, Milan and NYC St. John the Divine being the other 4).

However, that measurement is only for floor sq. footage. From a vertical perspective, none surpass Cologne Cathedral. With a 515 ft. (157 m.) twin towered facade... it truly does have the most massive facade in the world. And an interior height of nearly 150ft., it soars like no other church in the world.

I have been to Cologne Cathedral only once... back in the late 1980s... while visiting relatives in Germany, I was told that scaffolding was not anywhere one the Cathedral for the first time in 40 years. I took the opportunity and visited. It's just beyond comprehension as a massive and yet terrifying work (due to the blackened sandstone).

Of course now... all the images show scaffolding...

But everything about it... worlds largest bells, worlds greatest gold shrine (12th century Shrine of the 3 Magi by goldsmith Nicholas of Verdun), the massive Gero Cross (975 AD)... an amazing crucifix!

Everything about Cologne Cathedral is beyond normal... it truly is the "Gotham City" of cathedrals....
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 09:19 PM   #430
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thanks for the information gistok
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Old June 26th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #431
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Church of San Benedetto in via Crociferi, Catania - Sicily




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and this via Crociferi

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Old June 28th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #432
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Getting back to Cologne Cathedral for a moment.... not only does Cologne have the most massive cathedral facade on the planet, but up in one of the twin 515ft. towers are the Cathedral bells... again the most massive in the world.

The Petersglocke (Peter's Bell) is the worlds largest swinging bell, at 24,500 kg (27 tons). It is accompanied by 10 other massive (but smaller) bells...

Here is an 11 1/2 minute "tolling of the bells"... at 3:00 into the video the 27 ton Peter's Bell starts swinging... at 5:45 into the video it is accompanied by all the bells... the most massive display of bell ringing on the planet...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Znn5eZBlXU

With about 100,000 sq. ft of window surface and a volume of 14.4 million cubic ft., Cologne Cathedral is truly one of the wonders of the world... and no wonder it's the most visited building in Germany...
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Old June 29th, 2012, 01:14 AM   #433
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Restyling is complete.

Tomorrow the church will open.

Church of San Leone, Assoro (Enna) - Siciliy








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Old June 30th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #434
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Old June 30th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #435
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 05:16 PM   #436
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Church of San Carlo Borromeo, Noto (Sr) - Sicily



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Old July 3rd, 2012, 07:54 PM   #437
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Love this one! Dome resembles to Pantheon
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 09:53 PM   #438
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After the horrors of the religious 30 Years War (1618-1648), a magnificent flowering took form in the
south of Germany in Bavaria. Wonderful pilgrimage churches were built that brought Baroque and
Rococo elements to almost perfection.

Although many churches were new constructions, the Abbey Church at Rottenbuch was a Romanesque
church built circa 1100, which was remodeled in the Rococo style in the mid 18th century. Although
remodeled churches are common, in few churches on the planet are the fusion of Romanesque and
Rococo finished to such perfection.

From the outside, the simple very understated simplicity the entryway provides you with quite a
shock, once you entered the church....


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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:50 PM   #439
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The smallest cathedral in the world, Nin Croatia

Church of the Holy Cross is a Croatian Pre-Romanesque Catholic church originating from the 9th century in Nin (Latin Aenona).

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Beautiful! Looks like a Cézanne painting.
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