Saturday, October 26, 2013

inSPIREd Sunday Basel Part 1




October 2012 - Basel Switzerland

The Basel Minster (German: Basler Münster) is one of the main landmarks and tourist attractions of the Swiss city of Basel. It adds definition to the cityscape with its red sandstone architecture and coloured roof tiles, its two slim towers and the cross-shaped intersection of the main roof. The Münster is listed as a heritage site of national significance in Switzerland.



Originally a Catholic cathedral and today a reformed Protestant church, it was built between 1019 and 1500 in Romanesque and Gothic styles. The late Romanesque building was destroyed by the 1356 Basel earthquake and rebuilt by Johannes Gmünd.









I'll post more photos from this amazing church next week!



6 comments:

  1. Your photos are beautiful, Jackie. I am amazed! Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  2. Wow...I would love to worship in this gorgeous Church!

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  3. Oh wow! The details, especially on the exterior, are wonderful. All of that "spikiness" is interesting and you wonder what they were thinking when it was built. It has beautiful stained glass, too. Can't wait to see more next week! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. What a gorgeous sanctuary. The stained glass is gorgeous. Beautiful captures of this old church.

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