My worship and my witness.
I started photographing churches as "The House of God" as part of my Year 2000 Project and have continued ever since. This blog is a tribute to the congregations who built these churches and that keep open the doors of these places of Christian renewal and service. Thanks be to God.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Strasbourg Cathedral's west façade, viewed
Strasbourg Cathedral Strasbourg, Germany
"Strasbourg, a dual-cultured city is perched
on the border of France and Germany." (AC)
"This Gothic beauty, situated at the centre of the city, is a mixture
of filigree stonework and lacy spires, leering gargoyles and flying buttresses.
Victor Hugo said of this cathedral 'The true triumph of the cathedral is the
spire. It is a veritable tiara of stone with its crown and its cross. It is a
gigantic and delicate marvel.' " (Guide book.)
"Described by Victor Hugo as a "gigantic and delicate marvel",and by Goethe as a "sublimely towering, wide-spreading tree of God",the cathedral is visible far across the plains of Alsace and can be seen from as far off as the Vosges Mountains or the Black Forest on the other side of the Rhine. Sandstone from the Vosges used in construction gives the cathedral its characteristic pink hue." (Link)