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Words on Wednesday (And Pictures): Corvey

Blick auf Corvey von der Weser aus (c) Kulturkreis Höxter-Corvey gGmbH Sigurd Elert

Blick auf Corvey von der Weser aus (c) Kulturkreis Höxter-Corvey gGmbH
Sigurd Elert

Corvey has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list and to celebrate we have some lovely pictures of the castle and Westwerk to share with you.  As we reported last week, “The committee stated that the Carolingian westwork and the Civitas Corvey from the Early Middle Ages stood testimony to the abbey’s extraordinary universal value. The westwork in Höxter, in North Rhine-Westphalia, is the only surviving example from Carolingian days and combines quite exceptionally Carolingian architecture with models from Classical Antiquity to create a veritable artwork, the committee found. Moreover, the imperial abbey was an intellectual, religious and political centre in France at the time, and played a decisive role in Europe. The Benedictine monastery was founded in 822 by the ruling Carolingian dynasty. The monastery, along with its school and library, was one of the key institutions teaching Christian culture in the Middle Ages. The westwork was built between 873 and 885 and decisively shaped Occidental architecture. To this day, the mythological figures that reference Classical Antiquity remain a special feature–the fathers of the Church integrated the images into the Christian world view.”

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Wordless Wednesday: On the Road (Autobahn!)

Germany’s Autobahn is famous internationally as one of the few places in the world where it is legal to drive as fast as you want.  A few scenes from the road…

The view by sunset from the Autobahn between München and Rosenheim. Photo coypright dpa

The view by sunset from the Autobahn between München and Rosenheim. Photo coypright dpa

Modern windmills as seen from the Autobahn in Schafstedt in Schleswig-Holstein.  Photo copyright dpa

Modern windmills as seen from the Autobahn in Schafstedt in Schleswig-Holstein. Photo copyright dpa

 

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Wordless Wednesday: The Hamburg Marathon

On April 21st, around 15,000 runners amassed in Hamburg for the Haspa Marathon Hamburg.

Thousands of supporters came out to support the runners.  Photo copyright dpa

Thousands of supporters came out to support the runners. Photo copyright dpa

The runners hit the streets.  Photo copyright dpa

The runners hit the streets. Photo copyright dpa

A Kenyian named Eliud Kipchoge won the marathon this year.  Photo copyright dpa

A Kenyian named Eliud Kipchoge won the marathon this year. Photo copyright dpa

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Wordless Wednesday: Beautiful Berlin

I bet the Berliners are all longing for sunny weather like this right now.  Here’s to the quick arrival of spring!

Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia

Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia

Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia

Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia

Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia

Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia

Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia

Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia

Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia

Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia

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