St.-Pierre-le-Jeune protestant, StrasbourgThe church "Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune protestant" carries that somewhat complicated name, because there's also a catholic version "Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune catholique", plus a church called "Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux" separated into a catholic and a protestant part in StrasbourgMore Like This
Oldest part of the church, which is protestant since 1524, is the crypt, the remains of a church from the 7th century. The main part in Gothic style is from the 14th century. Around 1900 the partially derelict church got refurbished by an architect from Karlsruhe in Neo-Gothic style. The main portal got moved to the side and is a copy of the cathedral's northern portal.
Unfortunately I don't have any shots of the exterior in one big piece, the trees were all way too close to the church:
Some interior shots:
The most outstanding piece in the church is in my opinion the
Cathedral of Strasbourg, Alsace, FranceThe Catholic Cathedral of Strasbourg, a.k.a. Notre-Dame, a.k.a. Straßburger Münster, is the main attraction of the city. Construction of the Münster started in 1015, but most of that early work (in Romanesque style) got destroyed by a fire. Construction continued in 1190, from 1225 on in the Gothic style. In 1365 the church stood mostly as we see it today, only the two towers on the platform with a height of 65 metres were missing. The northern tower (set atop from 1399 to 1439), with the left portal. The middle portal is the largest. The southern tower, or better what should have become the southern tower, has never been added.More Like This
Outside shots of the Cathedral:
Some of the many statues on the church:
Statue on Notre-Dame by =SafariBear The German Emperor by =SafariBear Chimera on Notre-Dame by =SafariBear Metal Dragon Head on Notre-Dame by =SafariBear Gargoyle on Notre-Dame by =SafariBear Gargoyle on Notre-Dame by =SafariBear Gargoyle on Notre-Dame by =SafariBear
The Cathedral St. Louis in Blois, FranceSt. Louis is sitting on a ridge, dominating the city just like the famous Chateau in Blois. The tower and nave got built in 1544 in Renaissance style.More Like This
The nave got almost completely destroyed in 1678 by a storm and got reconstructed in late Gothic style during the following 20 years. In 1697 the church has been raised to Cathedral.
Some night shots:
Organ of the Blois Cathedral by =SafariBear Relic of Charles I of Blois by =SafariBear Relic in St. Louis, Blois by =SafariBear
And some of the stained-glass windows:
Stained-glass Windows, Blois Cathedral by =SafariBear