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St John the Baptist window, 1847 Cathedral, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Kopmansbrinken, Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden
This reliquary was made, by command of the Emperor Frederic II, for the deposition of the saint's relics in 1236. In about 1000AD, a late classical, Byzantine or German agate bowl was turned into a splendid drinking vessel through the addition of a foot, handles and rim of gold, encrusted with garnets, pearls and sapphires. Then, in the 13th century, the drinking vessel was converted into a reliquary by making for it a lid of silver-gilt on which a hooped crown was fitted, embellished with precious and semi-precious stones and beads set off by a dense carpeting of filigree, and by adding a silver-gilt foot richly decorated with relief figures, precious stones and gems. In medieval times the reliquary was kept in St Elizabeth's Church, Marburg. It was taken as loot in the Thirty Years' War. Gold Room, National Historical Museum (Historiska Museet), Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
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A view of the intricate window in St John the Evangelist Church
Inside St John the Evangelist Church
Inside St John the Evangelist Church
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The crypt is appropriately poorly lit (which is better than the glaring nonsense up stairs). One sealed area contains the re-gathered bones of the departed royalty - they had been unceremoniously scattered by the people of whom Mary-Antoinette had suggested (or did she?) that they should eat cake.
Doing his best to look noble, regal, human, wise and humble at the same time; but that's not his fault, the statue was made long after his demise for a distant relative. A matching statue shows Marie Antoinette in a similar pose. Their burnt remains are in safe keeping near-by, also in the cathedral.
His fingers point towards heaven - some have their fingers paralleling their spine in the normal way; there are a few represented naked, they use their hands for modesty
Not sure who it was, but the inscription says he was great, so that narrows the field somewhat. There is also a recumbent figure wearing full-armor - he too has a poor dog keeping his iron-clad feet warm.
Nothing quite like a recumbent figure that is anatomically complete. I don't recall which queen this was.
In need of TLC on the outside, as you do after 800 odd years - there are much older parts, but not visible here. The suburb of St.-Denis is, in spite of having a university, impoverished and has a very large African population.
Beautiful vaulting - a revolution in its' day, and still magic although replicated in thousands of buildings ever since.
This looks more like it should; although most of the windows were melted down during the revolution and these are replacements
This church is the first Gothic church - it added light to the dark Romanesque churches that went back to Roman times, and it broke up the barrel vault into cross arched sections. AND some clown has added BLUE up-lighting to the structure!!!! They have thrown the baby out with the bath water. Next they will introduce a drum-machine to give a tighter arrangement to their hymns. They will replace the organ with a synthesizer, and paint the interior a tasteful beige with psychedelic spots. O yes, they call it a cathedral these days to show it some respect.