Wish I Were There Wednesday ~ June 5, 2019

One is struck by the combination of old and new together when you wander around the historic Market Square in Mainz, Germany. Punctuated by the 1000 year old St. Martin’s Cathedral looming over the market, it is often referred to as simply “the Dom” andย  located near the pedestrian Market Square. Combining the original cathedral on the site, St. Albans, the largest church in the area, a cloister and a smaller freestanding church, St. Mary’s Church with a connecting colonnade, the Dom is located on the left bank of the Rhine River. Three naves incorporated over the years in subsequent additions resulted in the various architectural influences seen today.

GermanyThis image seems more fascinating by showing a portion of the church with a piece of modern art in the foreground. One historical note relating to this beautiful Romanesque-style church, it’s burned seven times during its history while being constructed mostly of sandstone. Alas, fires were nothing new to the church, having suffered extensive damage even on its inauguration day in 1009 but then it was completed (again) by 1037.

Happy wandering. Before you know it, it will be Friday so chop, chop…the weekend will be here before you know it.

Live, love, bark! ๐Ÿพ

53 thoughts on “Wish I Were There Wednesday ~ June 5, 2019

    1. Oh shucks. Hard not to see it when it’s right in front of you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

        1. Or in the case of Instagram weirdos, take out the historical church! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

            1. Mostly they just want selfies of themselves in their LuluLemon yoga pants. *sigh*

    1. Itโ€™s really quite amazing. Especially since it was built 1000 years ago! That just blows me away.

  1. That is an awesome photo! My husband went to Germany for work and marveled at how old the buildings were. He really enjoyed it.

    1. When you’re in America, old is 50 years and people want to replace it. In Europe, it’s a hundreds of year old and stands proud and tall. The Roman Empire made such a lasting impact throughout Europe.

  2. Monika,

    I agree with your statement. The convergence of old and new makes for a very intriguing and beautiful portrait.

    Happy Middle Week Day!

    1. Thanks! Contrasts make life more interesting. Happy Hump Day. ๐Ÿช

    1. Mainz and the surrounding area is a favorite place of mine to visit whenever I’m in Germany.

    1. Oh lord no! Oktoberfest was enough of a carnival for me. I tend to avoid those events with too many people. ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Thank you; glad you liked it. Too bad I jumped the gun publishing a piece for Wednesday on Tuesday. Argh!

    1. Me too, especially since this post got blogged a day early! I’d go there in a minute to escape the embarrassment of publishing early. โ˜บ๏ธ

  3. Belive it or not, I’ve been to Mainz only once, when Mary and I stayed there for a night before she took the plane back from Frankfurt.

  4. I wish it was Wednesday, LOL! Trying to just move the week along aren’t we! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    A beautiful Cathedral. Wow on it burning 7x, glad they kept rebuilding it. That is perseverance!

    1. Alas, my best intention was for it to be published in the morning. Sigh ๐Ÿ˜”

        1. No doubt the church would have looked better in the morning light. ๐Ÿ˜„

  5. Lovely photograph, well framed. Sadly much of the skills that were used to build the great Gothic Cathedrals are lost, so it will be interesting to see how the French go about the reconstruction in Paris. Oh and it’s morning here – 08:02, actually.

    1. ๐Ÿ˜Šfor the time difference. European churches are amazingly remarkable structures. I remember being completely mesmerized by the Kรถln Cathedral’s spire. They just don’t make ’em like that anymore. You’re right, should be interesting to see how the French reconstruct Notre Dame.

  6. What a beautiful church and the piece of modern art in the photo makes it look just more spectacular. We think this is one awesome photo you took. It also made me think of me and Mom. I am new and she is old. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜…

    1. ๐Ÿ˜ This post was supposed to go out in the morning but we apparently jumped the gun. Sorry but glad you liked it.

      1. Around here it is already morning. 00:15 to be exact, so you did not jump the gun this side. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜…

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