Thursday, March 8, 2012

Favorites from Germany

I've been waiting for these two cards and two others, which i didn't receive yet, since January. I'm glad i've got these because they're really great, especially the 1st one. Both have been sent by Sabine "bine".

Photo by P. Eckert

St. Coloman Church, also known as the Pilgrim's Church, is a famous baroque church located in a field near the village of Schwangau, It has been the destination of religious pilgrimages since the 15th century. The first chapel was built between 1350 and 1400. It is beautifully framed by the Bavarian Alps.

Photo by W. Schneider
This is a card from Ingolstadt, a city in Bavaria. The card shows one of the city's main sights, the Kreuztor, which is the western gateway to the medieval city center. It was built in 1385.
The tower's name is derived from the leper house belonging to the Church of the Holy Cross (Kirche zum heiligen Kreuz), which stood to the west of the city walls until its destruction in the Schmalkaldic War in 1546.This seven-turreted guard tower was part of Ingolstadt's second city wall. Of the city's four principal gates (the Feldkirchnertor, Hardertor, Kreuztor und Donautor), only this and the Feldkirchnertor survive today, the latter as part of the castle complex. - in: wikipedia

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