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” and 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.
This 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.
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