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Some favourite memories of 2011

When I look back at the photos I’ve posted to my Flickr photostream in 2011, I see how fortunate Jo and I have been to have had the opportunity to travel so much. Starting with a trip to the photo’11 exhibition in January, my year has been filled with journeys, both long and short. We’ve […]

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Altes Rathaus, Bamberg

(The Old Guildhall.) Bamberg was a brief stop during our visit to Franconia and northern Bavaria in October and, whilst lovely, would benefit greatly from being less floodlit. I hope to return and spend a little more time there, as the small city contains a lot of old architecture and interesting sights.

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Schloss Banz

Construction of this former monastery began in 1698. The church, built in Baroque style, was consecrated in 1719. The main altar, the chancel and the statues of saints in the church and on the facade are by Balthasar Esterbauer; the ceiling frescoes are by Melchior Steidl. In 1933 Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria sold the […]

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Schloss Banz, Bad Staffelstein

Construction of this former monastery began in 1698. The church, built in of Baroque style, was consecrated in 1719. The main altar, the chancel and the statues of saints in the church and on the facade are by Balthasar Esterbauer; the ceiling frescoes are by Melchior Steidl. In 1933 Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria sold […]

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Saint Denis, Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Bad Staffelstein

In 250 A.D. St. Denis, first bishop of Paris, was beheaded on a hill together with two friends called Rusticus and Eleutherius. ("I rather give up my head than my Christian belief.") According to the legend he is said to have walked to his tomb carrying his head in his hands. He is the patron […]

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