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May 25: Bamberger Dom 2

More Dom exploration. I seem to have missed seeing the Bamberger Reiter.

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The rose window of the south transept.

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Where is that surreal light coming from?

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Aha!

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Aaa-HA. Look at the nearly sharp secondary shadows cast by that sunny area of wall. Once-diffused sunlight like that is perhaps my very favorite kind of architectural light. That was a theme of this whole trip.

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The rose window of the south transept. WAIT a minute no it's not! This is the north transept. Can you spot the differences?

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A closeup of the altar (?) from the second photo above and the shadows it was casting.

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In the corner of the transept, a mysterious descent.

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Throwing a glance over the nave back across to the south transept.

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A pretty wooden model of the Dom in the sun-spot light.

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A scarily dimly lit metal knight figure, so it appears, in the crypt?

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The light was DEFINITELY placed to make the shape of the cast shadow as spooky as possible.

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The cavelike passage into the crypt.

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Impression of a subterranean chapel.

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A rhythm of niches and inky shadows in the chapel.

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The votive candle rack back in the transept adding its warm glow to the cool daylight.

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A font, also in the light of the sun spot, moonlike at that distance from its source.

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This is the east end of the nave, back at the entrance.