Germany Pictures

Friday, August 12, 2005

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1 of 2 pics of the Residenz, formerly occupied by the Prince-Bishop Johann von Schonborn.


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2 of 2 of the Residenz. Even the professionally done photos cut off some of the building it's so enormous.


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Inside the court chapel, the Hofkirche.


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More pictures of the outside of the Residenz.


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Dom St. Killian, built in 1045-1188, is the 4th largest Romanesque church in Germany.


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Another view of Dom St. Killian. Its patron saint was an Irish monk who came to Wurzburg in AD 686 and died a martyr's death.


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Neumunster-Kirche was built in the 11th century, and is the burial site of St. Kilian and his fellow Irish martyrs, St. Kolonat and St. Totnan.


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This is the Marienkapelle (St. Mary's Chapel). A little big for a chapel, if you ask us!


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Side entrance to Marienkapelle.


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We liked the way this building is decorated.


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We liked the roofline of this building.


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The start of our 'street scene' shots.


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This is one of their Smart Cars. We call them golf carts. And yes, there are two people in it.


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Festung Marienberg, aka Marienberg Fortress. We would have walked to the top, but it's a 40 minute walk and the clouds were threatening.


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Kappele, a Baroque pilgrimage church.


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Two lockes.


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The Alte Mainbrucke, or Old Bridge, is open to pedestrian traffic only over the Main River, and was constructed in the 15th century. There are statues of saints on either side.


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Another area scene. Please note the Old Crane, which dates from the 18th century.


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The name of the restaurant in the previous shot with the outdoor seating overlooking the River Main.


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Sun dial on the outside of the Rathaus (Town Hall). And it's accurate -- if you allow for Daylight Savings Time. We were there at 4:00.


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Painted on the side of the Rathaus.


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We liked this painting.


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Gorgeous, ain't it?