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May 25: Bamberg – Jakobskirche

From the Karmelitenkirche I headed down hill and up dale to another church, the Jakobskirche, on its own hill, Jakobsberg, and with its own square, Jakobsplatz. It lies due west of the Dom. The Jakobskirche is the oldest (non-cathedral) church in the city, built around 1100. Like the other churches, it received a Baroque upgrade but was then reverted to its medieval state in the late 19th century.

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Another view of the Dom's spires from the southwest, from a square at the intersection of six streets that for some reason appears nameless.

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A mysterious alley of patched concrete called Teufelsgraben (Devil's Ditch).

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An unusual half-timbered house on the way up Jakobsberg.

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A multimodal intersection.

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At the crest of the hill at the Jakobsplatz, a view further north over to Michelsberg.

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Back down the steep slope to the south, guest starring a swooping retaining wall.

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Here's the east face of the Jakobskirche, still baroque.

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The re-Romanesqued interior, meanwhile, is lovely and simple.

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And the apse's vault has these cheerfully colorful ribs.

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The modern light fixtures are neat too.

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The church is part of a small Franciscan monastery; here a view of the cloister to the south.

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A really neat deep-perspective mural in the apse. Presumably this is also a baroquification; I'm glad it was left in place.

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All the polychromatic delight of the apse ribs.

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The north transept, with an afternoon sunbeam like at the Dom.

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Along with more of that semi-concentrated sun-spot light, here in the south transept.

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Choir and candle.

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The sun spot dipped into this rounded alcove.

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A look around the cloister from the doorway to it.

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Cross-nave view from near the cloister door.

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Jakobsplatz from the church entrance.

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The somewhat rusticated tower.

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A seriously palimpsestuous wall.