My photo was taken on the market place of the small Bavarian town Feuchtwangen, situated in Middle Franconia – in the northern part of Bavaria. In background you can see the collegiate church, the Stiftskirche. It is one of the emblems of the town. One can still see significant parts of the former Romanesque monastery church.
A first monastery and here was built here in 8th century by Benedictines. The todays church probably derives from the first half of 12th century and for centuries it has been the abbey church of an Augustinian monastery which ended in 16th century.
Gothic elements are to be found mainly in the choir. You can see it in my photo. The precious winged altar, dedicated to Mary, was created in 1484 by Michael Wolgemut, who taught Albrecht Dürer. When entering the church one can see well preserved frescoes of late Romanesque and early Gothic in the church porch.
These parts of the church are shown in my little series. Please click at the little red "information button" left above the photos in the series.
Cher ami Frank,
Voilà le genre de photo qui est difficile à prendre compte tenu de l'implantation de l'édifice religieux et de ses abords (présence de voitures).
Malgré tout, la prise de vue est belle et rend bien compte de la beauté des lieux.
Beautiful photo! Colours are so vivid!
Nice to see those three different architectures together.
Thanks for the note! Love Bayern!
Best regards from Southern Brazil, where the tides are amazingly low, as never, never seen! A bit scary...
A very nice mini series. I like this feature a lot if I think about it in this minute, you can sort of dive into the history much better other than with one single photo. While the main image is from the outside, we get the inner life inside the series. Always a surprise what it is "hidden" inside the churches, all a little different built on different grounds/ideas but all still have the same purpose/context etc. - of course. With the time and centuries the taste changed, what was considered attractive etc. To this day it remains definitely impressive.