This image was taken in the old part of Zurich during a snow storm. You can see the famous towers of the Grossmünster Church further away in the image; the Fraumünster Chuch (with the Chagall windows) would be in the back of me from where I stood, you can't see it. A nice place to spend my lunch time, don't you find.
About Grossmünster, from Wiki: [The Grossmünster is a Romanesque-style Protestant church in Zürich, Switzerland. It is one of the four major churches in the city (the others being the Fraumünster, Predigerkirche and St. Peterskirche). Its congregation forms part of the Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Zürich. The core of the present building near the banks of the Limmat was constructed on the site of a Carolingian church, which was, according to legend, originally commissioned by Charlemagne. Construction of the present structure commenced around 1100 and it was inaugurated around 1220.
The Grossmünster was a monastery church, vying for precedence with the Fraumünster across the Limmat throughout the Middle Ages. According to legend, the Grossmünster was founded by Charlemagne, whose horse fell to its knees over the tombs of Felix and Regula, Zürich's patron saints. The legend helps support a claim of seniority over the Fraumünster, which was founded by Louis the German, Charlemagne's grandson. Recent archaeological evidence confirms the presence of a Roman burial ground at the site.
Huldrych Zwingli initiated the Swiss-German Reformation in Switzerland from his pastoral office at the Grossmünster, starting in 1520. [...]
What church? I don't see any church :) I can imagine the misery in the cold, but also the beauty of it, like you show in the picture, it is very different mood and it is part of the surprise nature brings with it. It is all part of life in Zurich. Maybe one day, after we retire, I can spend more time in Switzerland than just a few days visits. Okay, that will be many years later. at least 15, but I hope less if the economic is doing well. Haha.
Your photo transmits the atmosphere of this snow storm in an appropriate way. One nearly begins to shiver. One wonderfully can see how all buildings by and by disappear in the whirl of the snowflakes
This view from Münsterbrücke is a wonderful lead in and it provides a certain depth in the scenery.
Will we experience somethind similar in this beginning winter ... ???
Thank you for the informative note!
Greetings from grey, wet and dark Westphalia! Brrr!
A beautiful and atmospheric photo! I like the composition with the bridge as a good lead-in. The young couple on the front seems to have something interesting in their mobile phone. Thanks for the interesting and good note too. An excellent entry to the theme!
I never realized that this church was part of a monastery in the past. WOW, hard to imagine how Zürich might have looked back in those days. Even a snow storm back in those days might have been at a level where no one would even dare to get out and walk around.
It is really nice to see the bridge leading with its lines straight to the church. Great compositional work!