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2009-11-17

St. Gertrude's Church (4)

Remember St. Gertrude's Church - The German Church ? Let's step inside. The altar is from 1659 and was created by Markus Hebel from Neumünster, Holstein. See more?

Tyska kyrkan, Gamla stan (map) 1 November 2009

11 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful. Soft lighting, superb religious art.

Vogon Poet said...

Impresive art and great craftmanship, which I like even more than art.

B SQUARED said...

I echo VP's comment. Most impressive.

Halcyon said...

Very fancy!

JM said...

It's gorgeous!

As to the size of the fern, Per, there is a trunk, so, imagine a palm tree whose canopy is above the window of a common first floor.

Per Stromsjo said...

St. Gertrude was a Benedictine nun in the 13th century.

cieldequimper: It really is.

Vogon Poet: Good point about the craftsmanship. A good design is a great start but someone has to make it come true as well.

B Squared: A lot to see in there.

Halcyon: On my (few) visits I've been impressed by how they manage to strike a balance between welcoming tourists while maintaining this as quiet place and a house for worship. Some Swedish churches fail miserably in that respect.

JM: I couldn't decide on the most clever angle so here was the simplest solution.

Good of you all to stop by St. Gertrude with us.

Tinsie said...

I love the German church, it's gorgeous! I took loads of photos last time I was there, you've reminded me to go back to them and have a look!

arabesque said...

oh, i remember this one...
love the angle, the stained glass on both sides but what captivated me most was the altar. ^0^

Jacob said...

That is so ornate. Rather incredible compared to many modern churches. I like the stained glass, too!

Hilda said...

Fantastic! This is one photo that should be enlarged to appreciate the magnificent details.

Per Stromsjo said...

We'll show some more of that marvellous glass one day.

Tinsie: A beautiful as well as a friendly place. Good luck with visiting again soon and do let us know what you find...

arabesque: Glad you like it too.

Jacob: Right you are. So very different from the modern ones. I like some of those too but for entirely different reasons.

Hilda: Appreciate that. Just a click away...

Thanks all.

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