Roman and Mediaeval History, Illlustrated Travel Journals, Mediaeval Literature, Geology


18.4.14
  Happy Easter

I wish everyone a Happy Easter holiday.

Church in Reinhausen, westwork

Peeking through the shrubs is the westwork of the church in Reinhausen near Göttingen. This is the main church built by the counts of Reinhausen who also founded Helmarshausen Monastery. The church dates to the early 11th century and is a fine example of but lightly altered (the large windows are Baroque) Romanesque style

Church in Reinhausen, seen from the east apse (which is curiously rectangular)

The church sits on a hill above the village of Reinhausen. There had been a castle on the same hill as well, but of that almost nothing remains.

The church celebrates its 1000 year anniversary this year and has undergone renovation. During that process, some murals and reliefs have been found, like the one below showing Christ's way with the cross, dating to about 1400.

Gothic relief, a Good Friday motive

I'll be away after Easter to visit some places in southern Germany. I'll be back at the beginning of May.

 
Comments:
Happy Easter to you, dear Gabriele, and to your father! I'm looking forward to your posts when you're back.

The church and the mural are both beautiful.
 
I love Romanesque churches. There is something solid and comforting about them.
Happy Easter! Have a good trip.
 
Thank you, Kasia.

Constance, yes that's the reason I love them too, even better than the soaring Gothic cathedrals. Luckily, quite some villages here still have those old churches pretty much intact.
 
These old churches are a boon to historians and authors alike. Wonderful reliefs of Christ.

Happy Easter to you, too. May you have a wonderful trip.
 
Love the pictures! Happy Easter!
 
Happy Easter, Gabriele! Have a wonderful holiday.
 
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The Lost Fort is a blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK and other places, with essays on Roman and Mediaeval history illustrated with lots of photos of old castles, cathedrals, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes. You may also find the odd essay about geology or Mediaeval literature.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)


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