May 25: Bamberger Dom 1
The Dom's construction spans from 1004 to the 13th century in various stages.
Pleasingly enormously deep walls in the vestibule.
A variety of radii.
The full nave, defocused; I didn't get any sharper shots of it than this.
A little more detail on the apse.
The dimly daylit pews and fellow tourists.
One of the spacious side aisles. I'm not sure why I underexposed some of these shots so much.
A glimpse out up to the nave's vault.
Warm light, cool light.
And then a glimpse down to the crypt.
There were lots of openings to the lower level; the spaces were pleasingly porous in this way.
I wonder what those curious herringbone-like forms in the lower part of the organ represent.
The windows seemed to be devoid of traditionally stained glass, but in its place were some pretty neat abstract images such as this one
and this one, neither of which I really comprehend the iconography of.
Ahh, now a clear view of the apse and the black spines of the choir.