Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Hildesheim - GERMANY - UNESCO #187

The second UNESCO postcard Michaela sent me shows the millenarian St Michael's Church, one of the two buildings classified in Hildesheim. I'm always flabbergasted when I think that those walls were erected 1000 years ago, it really defies my imagination (how was life back then? what amazing stories could those stones tell us if they could talk?).  Thank you very much Michaela, thanks to you I now have 336 WHS, just 645 to finish (and only 2 missing in Germany). This postcard took 3 days to arrive!  
   
UNESCO #187 - St. Michaels Church, Hildesheim - GERMANY
   
St Michael's Church was built between 1010 and 1020 on a symmetrical plan with two apses that was characteristic of Ottonian Romanesque art in Old Saxony. Its interior, in particular the wooden ceiling and painted stucco-work, its famous bronze doors and the Bernward bronze column, are – together with the treasures of St Mary's Cathedral – of exceptional interest as examples of the Romanesque churches of the Holy Roman Empire.
   
  
 

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