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Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate

The recent Weekly Photo Challenge motto is called Intricate. This will probably make people post some crazy cool photos. It took me some time to find out what I could post, but then I reminded that I visited the St. Mary’s Church in Lübeck a week ago.

Some of you know that I am not very religious, but I am very interested in the architecture of churches and I knew that I would find some interesting stuff if I would visit one of our churches in Lübeck. I also wanted to know how well my camera does take pictures handhold in environments where it is darker, a church was the best test environment.

Now I will show you a picture that I think will fit well to the motto “Intricate”. I will show you an altarpiece you can find in the St. Mary’s Church. I found out on Wikipedia that it’s called Antwerp altarpiece.

Antwerp Altarpiece St Marys Church Lübeck

You know what is impressive about this thing? It was made in the year 1518, a merchant from the town Geldern in Westphalia did donate it to the church in 1522. Lübeck was target of the allied bomber squadrons in the second world war and totally destroyed, the St. Mary’s Church got serious damage as well but the Antwerp altarpiece escaped destruction as it was moved several times. The altarpiece is carved and painted and shows the Life of the Virgin. This altarpiece is definitely old art.

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    • When I did stand in front of this thing, I was baffled too and thought that it must have been a lot of work to carve all the details. I agree, it’s impressive.

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