Glimpses of a Cathedral
Just some pretty pictures.
The Imperial Cathedral Königslutter is surrounded by trees which makes for some interesting photos.
East choir and transept
I like the play of foliage and the glimpses of the building, like a past hidden in an enchanted forest. It is easier to imagine people in Mediaeval garments on the scene than with churches surrounded by modern houses and parking lots.North side and crossing tower
To the left of the crossing tower (the part belonging to the east choir) you can distinguish more ornaments particularly under the roofs, while the naves to the right have simpler lines; they date from the younger period. The difference can be more clearly seen inside. Unfortunately, the choir is undergoing restoration and has been closed up. Southwest angle of the Westwerk
The western part is a typical Romanesque Westwerk
, massive, with small windows and short towers, almost a fortress. It's impressive when you stand in front of it. Other western parts, like Speyer
, have already begun to break up the solid walls with ornaments and rosette windows, a process that would continue in the Gothic style. West side seen from a hill
A perfect autumn day in Germany.