Photographs of Trier (Trèves), Germany's oldest city (2,000+ years).

Friday, May 02, 2008

Crucifix

crucifix

This part of Germany is a Catholic strong-hold, so the sight of Jesus on the cross is not that unusual. This one stands on the railing of the Römerbrücke, a bridge that was first built before Jesus was even born!

3 comments:

  1. Louis la Vache found this little piece of history to be very interesting. Also interesting to Louis is how the north of Germany is less Catholic and more Lutheran, while the reverse is true in the south. Louis belongs to the oldest Lutheran parish west of the Mississippi River:
    http://bayphoto.blogspot.com/2008/04/organiste-italien-emanuele-battisti.html

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  2. Can I ask when Jesus was added to the bridge? I can't imagine the trouble you'd get into these days 'adding on' to heritage buildings around here (and we're talking maybe 100 years old, not 2,000!)

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  3. I am surprised Jesus was "added" on to the bridge. It just doesn't seem right or sound right that he could be added to anything.

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