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May 25: Bamberg – Erlöserkirche 2

All right, let's wrap up this long day.

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Even this vent on an otherwise mundane annex to the church is detailed in a charming way.

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This is right next to the Kirche, across Heumannstraße on the Kunigundendamm. (Queen Kunigunde was the wife of Henry II.) Pretty sweet neo-medieval reliefs.

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This is on the same building. I like to think that it realistically depicts a mutant rose plant with huge leaf-lobes and just that single flower. Cool typography at the base too.

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A closeup on mostly-opened viburnum blossoms. I think that's what this is, anyway.

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You can make out the sky vs. building reflections in these ivy leaves, neat.

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More intriguing Erlöserkirche wall details.

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Various distances of walls.

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The southeast face of the tower, where ivy and sycamore threaten to meld into an unbeatable hyperplant.

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Interesting to see how the bricks overlap as they recede into the arch.

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The northeast face of the tower. I really like the sparse composition of protrusions and openings in the rough wall.

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Golden-hour Kirche.

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Wait, what?

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More of the multi-material arch + lintel motif.

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Shadows up and down.

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This is the Kirche St. Gangolf, dating back to the 11th and 12th century, back near the hotel.

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D'awwww, these roses remind me of puppies at a pet store nosing up against their cages wanting you to take all of them home with you.

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Last sun through those just-leafing sycamores, just like yesterday. — And that was it for the 7 1/2-hour walk through Bamberg. After that I went on a run upstream (I had run downstream the day before, to the port area) and discovered a fascinating watery park around and under the Hainbrücke near where the Regnitz splits into its two arms. A plaza with undulating stepped banks descending into, I guess, backwaters of the river, weaves around the highway's supporting columns. I have no photographs of this, but you can find some on Google Maps.

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Here's a shot of the stamp-mad front desk of Die Alte Post just after I got back from the walk.

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The shower curtain in my room had a great pattern. I'm a total sucker for glyphic designs like this.

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A mandorlic sconce in my room.