inside of a black box, a long and winding tunnel, an empty church, a mosque, a museum, a kaleidoscope, a soul?
photo by frizztext – this is a famous window created by a modern artist [Gerhard Richter] – there were many rough discussions, because this is not a traditional church design.
When I stayed in this church [the Cologne cathedral] for two hours, my camera resting on the bench beside me, every 5 minutes another group of people kindly asked me, if I could take a photo of them with their iPhone (etc.) – with that window as a background. Of course I did – and saw so many smiling faces on the digital displays as never before. The people came from Japan and the Philippines, from USA and India, Russia and Turkey and so on. Glad that they were English spoken. I’m sure the window-artist Gerhard Richter would have been very proud, if he had watched this …
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Ist das gepixelt oder tatsächlich so gestaltet?
this is a famous window created by a modern artist – there were many rough discussions, because this is not a traditional church design.
Gefällt mir gut.
great mozaic glass
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It’s not pixel art in a church but maybe one day it wil be saint mario and the holly princess ? :p
very good picture !
Mickey Mouse & Goofy? Tic, Tric & Trac? Caesar, Asterix & Obelix?
Beautiful image 🙂
Yes, I didn’t think that window looked quite right either. I preferred the more traditional ones.
Paul Cardin commented in my flickr account (click on the photo to read more comments there):
“THIS IS A GOOD WINDOW for most Germans who are mired in the digital age… and aren’t in the Eternal Age of Jesus Christ. Meaningless colour splotches belong in a mosque… for true congruency between art and that religion’s content… and certainly not in a consecrated Catholic edifice. The Catholic Church is the kingdom of God… Islam is nothing… give these nothing windows to them…”
Well that was a very forthright and dogmatic opinion, wasn’t it? 😀
he usually likes to be dogmatic, me not … – there are dogmatic thinkers on both sides. I remember the riots organized in Arabian countries after a cartoon of Mohammed, published in a Danish newspaper – and then in France and Germany to support press freedom and the right to see it with irony …
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Gee, you me and Folly! Great minds……
I prefer traditional stained glass too.
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Beautiful colour in this photo Dietmar. Sounds like you had quite a moving, memorable experience in the cathedral too.
I was going to go with inside some of the German churches too that I visited back in 2007, and my photos of them for this week’s theme, however, in the end, I decided to go with the windmill.
thank you for your great tribute to Dusty Springfield: the video perfectly converts the term INSIDE to visual experiences!
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Love the stained glass window–and your opening question is sprouting a poem in me, maybe.
Here’s my poem:
of photo & poem!
I find it difficult not to like this explosion of color. I’d love to view it in person to see how the light manipulates those little pixels. Also, your story is nice. I’m always flattered when strangers ask me to take their picture….or maybe they just figure I’m a safe bet for not stealing their camera!
yes, Elisa, “I’m always flattered when strangers ask me to take their picture….or maybe they just figure I’m a safe bet for not stealing their camera!” yes, I had this kind experience in many cities – they made me smile – and smiled to me – with a fountain in their background or a mountain, a big building, much too large for them (like the Cologne cathedral) in the background – or the sun, shining directly behind them …
oh….for a moment I was there smiling with you
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male warning by google…
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This is beautiful, Frizz!
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