Friday, April 08, 2011

Scene from a City

After a packed schedule of thirty-plus meetings in four days, I escaped the office Friday evening to enjoy a walking tour of the "historic marketplaces in the city centre and the Cathedral." A few pictures before I pack for the trip home:

You gotta love a place that takes the cannonballs (fired from ancient enemy ships) discovered during renovations and embeds them in a place of honor in exterior walls. It's the dark spot left of the "T"in the Posthallen (historic post office) sign.

The beautiful Baroque Cathedral has had many renovations, including a period when German architects turned the interior dark and Gothic and then a return to the original.



The murals on the ceiling look like they were added during a 1970's free-to-be you-and-me session.

And of course, there's no point in seeing a city unless there is cuteness, here provided by an adorable (but incredibly expensive) display of Moomin and Barbapapa puzzles and books. I blanched at the $50 price tags and picked some sweets to bring to the boys instead.

Homeward bound!

2 comments:

Bob said...

Moomin and Barbapapa wow.
But it's the price that dictates.
How do they guarantee that the cannonballs will not fall down from the wall I wonder.

mayberry said...

Wow, loved seeing the inside of the church. Safe home!