May 25: Bamberg – Erlöserkirche 2
All right, let's wrap up this long day.
Even this vent on an otherwise mundane annex to the church is detailed in a charming way.
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.
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.
A closeup on mostly-opened viburnum blossoms. I think that's what this is, anyway.
You can make out the sky vs. building reflections in these ivy leaves, neat.
More intriguing Erlöserkirche wall details.
Various distances of walls.
The southeast face of the tower, where ivy and sycamore threaten to meld into an unbeatable hyperplant.
Interesting to see how the bricks overlap as they recede into the arch.
The northeast face of the tower. I really like the sparse composition of protrusions and openings in the rough wall.
More of the multi-material arch + lintel motif.
Shadows up and down.
This is the Kirche St. Gangolf, dating back to the 11th and 12th century, back near the hotel.
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.
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.
Here's a shot of the stamp-mad front desk of Die Alte Post just after I got back from the walk.
The shower curtain in my room had a great pattern. I'm a total sucker for glyphic designs like this.
A mandorlic sconce in my room.