It is still a mystery to me how people had been living in the castles in the past. You cannot help asking yourself that when visiting a place like Reinhardstein Castle in winter. (more…)
When I read about the three mysterious figures on the church tower in Auw in the historical magazine “Zwischen Venn und Schneifel”, I already knew, there aren’t any figures on the tower at all. But as this was information from a historical source, I went back to check it up. And I was right, there was nothing on the tower. I went around the whole church, keeping my eyes glued on the tower. And there was still nothing. (more…)
Another place that I had to visit twice in order to make more photographs of it……, but now I know – the more you travel, the more you’re starving for more knowledge and more detailed information about the places you visit.
The first thing about Wiltz that attracted me was the title ‘Capital of (more…)
One church is awaiting to be shown in Trier too, and this is in fact one of my favorite churches that had impressed even Napoléon Bonaparte – this ‘cultural heritage destroyer’.
The present Church of St. Paulinus/ Pfarrkirche St. Paulin dedicated to the 4th-century Trier bishop Paulinus of Trier, was constructed 1734 – 1753 as a third temple on the place. (more…)
Here is the Church of St. Foillan – the only German church, dedicated to this saint and first Aachen parish church, intended for the common people of the imperial city, while the nobility attended the masses at the cathedral built by Charlemagne. (more…)
I’ve never been aware of the extent of the problem with the church robbery in the Catholic world before setting off for the western part of Europe and visiting the Chapel of St. Hubertus in Weweler in particular. So, no wonder that I managed to obtain the key of the closed Church of Wallerode only after I’ve been cross-examined by the key keeper and that in the Church of Nieder-Emmels, I’ve been questioned by the curators of the temple when seeing me with my camera in hand about whom I am working for and why I am taking these pictures… And no wonder that nowadays (more…)
We’ve already spoken of the Order of the Knights Templar, the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, and the Trinitarian Order, but not about the Teutonic Order, or the Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem. It was the third order after the Order of the Knights Templar and the Order of Hospitallers, founded ca. 1190.
And the present building of the Commandery (more…)
I’ve landed at the Chapel of St. Brice of Tours on a sunny spring day just at the beginning of my preparation for setting off for my Camino. (more…)
Have you ever just got in the car and driven without any particular destination, just driven along the streets to see what the chance will offer you.
Thus, I found such forgotten places as (more…)
Of all the castles that I’ve seen, I won’t show you maybe only one in Germany. Because it was private, which I wasn’t aware of, and because the young nobleman who met me on his property with my camera in hand was so kind to me and told me that there is no problem that I’ve made these pictures, “unless (more…)