Thursday, December 05, 2013

The Cologne Cathedral - GERMANY -UNESCO #292

I just love when a postcrosser takes some time to read my profile before sending me a official card and I specially like when they pick a UNESCO site, even if it is from one site I already have (as long as it is not a duplicate card). That's what Barbara did and she sent me this nice card with the Cologne Cathedral seen from the river Rhone. Thank you very much Barbara, and don't say your place isn't as beautiful as mine, I've been there last summer and I found it amazingly beautiful. This postcard took 13 days to arrive!
 
UNESCO #292 - Cologne Cathedral - GERMANY

 
Begun in 1248, the construction of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several stages and was not completed until 1880. Over seven centuries, successive builders were inspired by the same faith and a spirit of absolute fidelity to the original plans. Apart from its exceptional intrinsic value and the artistic masterpieces it contains, Cologne Cathedral testifies to the enduring strength of European Christianity.
 
 

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