Monday, September 6, 2010

MyWorld Tuesday

Last week I went to Aachen in Germany just across the border. It is a very old and historic city. The centre of the city is the Aachener Dom (cathedral) of which I will show some photos. Aachen has been severely bombed by the Allied Forces during WW2 but as a wonder the cathedral survived. It has been damaged several times but a group of brave teenagers kept guard during the war and extinguished each and every fire that they discovered.
Construction of the oldest part of the church started in 792, the octagon that is now the centre of the building. The cathedral is so huge that I could not take a picture of the complete church. We also couldn't get in because there was some work going on at the entrance. I would have liked to take pictures of the fantastic windows from the inside.

A bronze model of the front of the cathedral. The copper plate on the base is in braille.

The back with a plate with normal lettering

Last view from the parking lot

Friday, September 3, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

The tower of the magnificent Aachener Dom (cathedral) pointing at the sky. Aachen is situated just across the German border only 10 minutes from where I live. I'll show some more pictures next week on MyWorld.