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I like the architecture of churches, anon. I'm not even religious. It just looks good, anon.
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>>130532698
Second tallest church in the world... The tallest one is in Ulm
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>>130532698
i know, anon. me neither
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the biggest orthodox temple in the world i believe so
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I once puked infront of this one
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>>130532884
I would too.
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>>130532884
That's just awful. It's like niggers built it
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Brazilian Barroque

1/3
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>>130532828
Based Mr Sava
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The Grand Cathedral of Aachen

The center part was finished in the year 800, it was the center of Charlemagne's realm and served as the coronation place of German kings for 700 years. Charles/Karl is also buried here. It is a magnificient church of great beauty and historic importance.

I'll post pics from inside next
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>>130533253
forgot the pic lmao
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>>130533295
>>130533253
A look from the octogon towards the choir hall. The shrine you see is the Marienschrein, where the loincloth of Jesus, the dress of Mary, the diapers of Jesus and the towel in which the head of John the Baptist was put are kept. Behind the Marienschrein, there is the similarly looking Karlsschrein, containing the mortal remains of Charlemagne since 1215 (As you may know, Charles died in 814. The new shrine was created to honor him becoming a saint).
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>>130533253
>>130533449
Thanks for the education pills. I wish other anons said something about the ones they're posting too
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>>130533449
>>130533295
>>130533253
This is the octogon, the 1220 year old center part of the cathedral, from inside. On the higher floor, there is the throne of Charlemagne somewhere.
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>>130533253
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>>130533501
very nice, thanks Anon

>Aachen
That's a funny way of spelling Aix-la-Chapelle.
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I love how they look so austere from the outside...
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>>130533449
German churches fucking MOG English ones I must admit
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>>130532749
how old is it?
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...But gilded and carved in solid gold inside.
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>>130532756
Don't like this orthodox bulkiness tbqh
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>>130533493
You're very welcome! Any questions about the cathedral? Or wishes concerning a picture?
>>130533531
You're very welcome as well. But the city is called Aachen, a measly few years of French occupation under Napoleon don't mean it's a French city. The Latin name is Aquisgranum.
>>130533550
There are nice churches in England as well! And the Cathedral of Aachen is something very special.
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>>130533295
>>130533253
>magnificent church of great beauty
It's certainly ... interesting - but beautiful?
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>>130533558
Depends... It was planned for ages, they started building it in 1247. But it was finished in 1880! So they took 633 years to build it.
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>>130533677
You're literally the first person I ever encountered to find it ugly. It's a very old building with many influences throughout the centuries. I think it's way more beautiful than the Cologne Cathedral. Especially from inside. From inside, Aachen pretty much mogs everything else.
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>>130533550
Don't say that, England has many nice churches as well. The Lincoln Cathedral for example.
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Not the biggest, not the most expensive, quite average but it's at my city
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VGH: the thread
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>>130533835
Yeah, I mean I'm a big fan of the Lincoln cathedral actually, some of them just feel very boring, at least inside, to what you see in continental Europe.
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>>130533925
Looks neat! And the landscape... Wonderful! Is that Bariloche?
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>>130533946
Far from it!

VGH is "What should have been"
This right here is what was, what is and what will forever be.
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>>130533493
monastery rača. built during the reign of the serbian king stefan dragutin(nemanjici dynasty) in 1270s.

would write more for each but i’m out atm
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>>130533969
It could be worse...
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>>130533550
When it comes to ideal Gothic form, I always found that Canterbury is the most beautiful of all cathedrals. The nice thing about German ones is that they're quite slender and tall, but no other cathedral I have been to plays as masterfully with elevation and different floor levels. In comparison, German cathedrals are awfully plain.

The problem with most of your churches is the post-medieval fuckery; it's a clusterfuck of historicising styles (Neo-Gothic, Neo-Tudor, Neo-Renaissance etc.) that turn out to be disappointng because they mimick the facade but do not carry the spirit. Britains obsession withand simultaneous neglect of its past resemble a women whose cosmetic surgeries have rendered her unregognisable when could have perfectly aged with grace
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>>130533969
Hmmm... I see what you mean. Lincoln from inside is a bit plain in comparison to Aachen for example, but it looks similar to Köln/Cologne for example. It's not bad at all.
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>>130532749
Too bad about all the trash around it
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>>130532698
Temples aren’t playgrounds or museums
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>>130534096
no >:(
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>>130533972
Yep it is, i'm glad you recognized the city!
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Sacre Cour is a sad dissapointment irl. When i visted I saw graffitti on it and what looked like drug addicts on the front lawn
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>>130534132
Köln really has been getting more and more ugly over the last years. Düsseldorf has improved a bit, I'd say.
Also, concerning the Cologne Cathedral: This picture at night shows the church illuminated by external light sources. During the day, the building looks really dark in color. Its size is impressive, its form is neat, but it is kinda ugly because of that dark color here and there. It would be okay if it was completely dark, but other parts of it are quite light.

Still a great building obviously
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>>130534228
I stumbled across a few pictures of Bariloche a few months ago and I recognized it from the lake. It's very beautiful, I'd love to see it in person one day. How is it over there?
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>>130533501
Personal top 5 so far. Germans as always the best at everything, Anglos trying hard to be Germans, Teslafags are little Germans, Brazilians did surprisingly good and the Nords are niggers of Europe. Too bad no Italian showed up. Needs more Russia as well.
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>>130533774
Didn't say I find it ugly, that's a strong word I'd reserve for something like Burgos

It's just a weird mix of styles. The Gothic nave is certainly fantastic, especially because it's relatively short and tall
But overall it's quite a bit of a mess (from the side the three main segments remind me of a bulky insect crawling along) and the 19th century certainly didn't help to turn it into something coherent
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>>130534151
Yes but this is a useful way to get people interested in religion
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>>130534364
Ah, that's a fair and well-made point. In the end, it's all a matter of taste. I can see what you mean.
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>>130534255
If you wanted to turn it white again, you'd have to ban all car traffic from the centre of the city
Almost all High Gotjic churches in Germany suffer from that problem, I expect it's much the same in France
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>>130534344
deutschland, deutschland über allen
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>>130534317
It's good i think. Cool landscapes, great for ski and mountaineering.
Met a girl from Köln once while doing trekking, very nice person :^)
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>>130534255
I'm originally from the area.
Last time I arrived at the central station in the evening for Christmas and got to see the Bundespolizei arrest some MENA, right as I exited the station.
They also only have a provisional police station made of containers opposite the cathedral.
During daytime the whole Domvorplatz is filled with gypsies, hobos and racketeers.
It has gotten worse over the years actually.
And Düsseldorf ist still and has been at least since ww2 far more beautiful than cologne.
Even foreigners I've met tend to agree with that.
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>>130534432
Thanks
I'm personally a fan of a lot of the 1950s and 60s concrete churches, especially some the church towers
Would like to post some of my photos but I don't have them on my phone

So here's something equally nice from the 20s
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>>130534812
>1950s and 60s concrete churches
Cologne example again :/
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>>130534756
Have to say I don't find this half bad
It's a wild mix but it doesn't even try very hard
And for some reason the Neo-Renaissance elements are really pleasing
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>>130534812
Interesting. A bit too "modern" for me to love it, but it does have a certain flair I can't help but like. Neat!
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One of the historically most significant monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It's situated in Cetinje, Montenegro. It's building dates back to 1484. during the rule of Ivan Crnojević. After the work was finished it became the seat of the diocese of Zeta.

The following is kept in the Monastery today: the hand of John the Baptist, the crown of Stefan Dečanski, relics of Saint Peter of Cetinje, epitrachel of Saint Sava and the stick of the first 15th century Montenegrin Serb ruler Ivan I Crnojević.
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>>130534344
rude
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>>130534683
Why just why
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St. Michaelis, the most famous church of Hamburg. 135m high and probably regarded as the finest North German protestant church. Baroque style.
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>>130534879
WTF is that thing?
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>>130535061
why not? no one other than elderly women cares about this shit stop pretending you're religious
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>>130535106
But it’s sad when they tear down beautiful buildings so why when post that?
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>>130535106
You need a nice long bath in sulforic acid, white nigger. After that maybe a few hours of whipping as well.
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>>130534879
Oh wow, a true brutalist church!
Well, it's interesting for historical reasons at least, I guess
I was thinking more of the very plain 1950s one with a very reduced aethetic that anticipates much of the spiritual renewal of the second Vaticanum or the reform of the Lutheran church in Germany

Here's a nice and rather late one from that tradition (St Christoph in Munich). Disregard that abomination of a tower; the "nave" is really something
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>>130535106
Kys retard
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This is a very interesting looking basilica I found after a cursory search (bruges)
>Built between 1134 and 1157 as the chapel of the Count of Flanders, it was promoted to a minor basilica in 1923.
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St. Bartholomäus in Frankfurt (Main). After Aachen lost its power due to territorial losses causing the city to lose its status as city within the center of the Empire, Frankfurt and its St. Bartholomäus succeeded it as the coronation place. This development finished in 1648, after the 30-years-war.
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>>130535127
>beautiful buildings
that's some modern time garbage built illegally on municipal land. what's beautiful about a white box with slab of gold on top of it I do not understand
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Johanniskirche
Originally built in 1895, got rebuilt after WW2.
Used to only have a single tower.
>>130535087
Johannes XXIII. church in cologne
>>130535156
Posted it more as a joke
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>>130535151
the virtue of christian patience
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>>130534912
It's probably the 1920s respect for old architectural forms (without mimicking them) that makes it quite pleasing to the eye
Compare the contemporaneous continuum between Heimatschutzstil and Klikerexpressionismus (picture shows the SIEGE-Block in Darmstadt)
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>>130535066
>probably regarded as the finest North German protestant church.
Hmm what about the Gothic ones along the Baltic coast?
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SOVL
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>>130535385
>Johanniskirche
Dem Tuggsschen aufs Maul haun
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>>130535578
I like the Spanish colonial style
It's really all about the facade
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How about some failed abortions
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we has no church
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mosques look more colorful
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>>130536067
post some xinto templo then
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*pan flute noises*
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>>130534344
the origin of the design of almost all german cathedrals comes from france anyway
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Bourges cathedral
>>130535236
>Basilica of the Holy Blood
I've visited it, Bruges is generally stunning
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Sainte-Chapelle. Built by king Saint Louis of France to host his most precious Christian relics, including a Crown of Thorns.
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Reims cathedral. The crowning place of most French kings, it was customary for them to go through an anointment ceremony in its walls, giving their rule legitimacy.
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Rouen cathedral. Once the tallest structure in the world before being dethroned by the Cologne cathedral, it houses the heart of Richard I of England who very much loved it.
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Chartres cathedral
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Clermont-Ferrand cathedral. Built in black volcanic stone, notable for being built on top of an older Romanesque cathedral where the First Crusade was proclaimed by Pope Urban II.
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Mont Saint-Michel abbey and the surrounding town
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>>130538226
Same cathedral, Amiens
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Metz
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>>130532884
I would too
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Notre-Dame de Paris (before the fire, hopefully it'll look as good after reconstruction).
Napoleon was crowned in there. Also famous for Victor Hugo's Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
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Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Neo-Byzantine style, ruined by all the tourists.
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Notre-Dame de la Garde, another example of French neo-Byzantine
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>piruntorjuntabunkkeri; devil defence bunker
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Strasbourg cathedral. This one is noticeably German Gothic, but it's in France so...
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>>130538541
Facade. All in all, a very stunning cathedral.
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Laon
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>>130538611
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>>130538488
Interior
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>>130538104
Cute night picture
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>>130534683
isisnigger tier
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Orléans
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Bayeux
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Arles. The facade is actually very impressive seen IRL.
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Last one, La Madeleine church in Paris.
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Nvm this is the last one. Saint-Ouen Abbey, Rouen.
It's called an abbey but it's actually a church. A mere church, even though it mogs the city's actual cathedral: >>130538073
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>>130537164

I'd rather be a forest than a street... Yes I would... If I only could, I surely would...



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