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May 25: Bamberger Dom 1

The Dom's construction spans from 1004 to the 13th century in various stages.

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Pleasingly enormously deep walls in the vestibule.

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A variety of radii.

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The full nave, defocused; I didn't get any sharper shots of it than this.

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A little more detail on the apse.

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The dimly daylit pews and fellow tourists.

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One of the spacious side aisles. I'm not sure why I underexposed some of these shots so much.

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A glimpse out up to the nave's vault.

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Warm light, cool light.

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And then a glimpse down to the crypt.

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There were lots of openings to the lower level; the spaces were pleasingly porous in this way.

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I wonder what those curious herringbone-like forms in the lower part of the organ represent.

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The windows seemed to be devoid of traditionally stained glass, but in its place were some pretty neat abstract images such as this one

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and this one, neither of which I really comprehend the iconography of.

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Ahh, now a clear view of the apse and the black spines of the choir.