Wechselburg, Collegiate Church with Rood Screen and Cross
The Collegiate Church of Wechselburg in Saxony is a late Romanesque basilica, finished in the late 12th century. Extraordinary are the sculptures of the rood screen and especially the figures of the cross on top of the rood screen.
The rood screen was created in 1230 but was destroyed in 1680. In 1972 it was rebuilt and the preserved sculptures were incorporated - one of the great achievments of the East German built heritage conservation. In the niches stand among others Abraham, Daniel, David and Solomon.
The great cross is carved from oak and shows Adam at the feet of Christ, Mary to the right and St. John to the the left of Christ. Both stand on kings.
A late Gothic altar from 1510 can be seen behind the rood screen in the eastern apse of the choir.
The panorama shots were taken handheld.
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Germany? Before the beginning there was Ginnungagap, an empty space of nothingness, filled with pure creative power. (Sort of like the inside of my head.)
And it ends with Ragnarok, the twilight of the Gods. In between is much fighting, betrayal and romance. Just as a good Godly story should be.
Heroes have their own graveyard called Valhalla. Unfortunately we cannot show you a panorama of it at this time, nor of the lovely Valkyries who are its escort service.
Hail Odin, wandering God wielding wisdom and wand! Hail Freya, hail Tyr, hail Thor!
But it is to the mighty Thor that the Hammering Man gives service.
Between the time of the Nordic old ones and that of modern Frankfort there may have been a T.Rex or two on the scene. At least some mastodons for sure came through for lunch, then fell into tar pits to become fossils for us to find.
And there we must leave you, O my most pure and holy children.
Text by Steve Smith.