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Zurich. Grossmünster

Dominating the Zürich skyline, the twin towers of Grossmünster are the most prominent landmark in the city. It is the city's largest church (hence the name), built between 1090 AD and 1220 AD, in a Romanesque style, as a replacement to an older church. The previous church had been built by Charlemagne, supposedly over the tombs of the patron saints of the city, Felix and Regula, to whom Grossmünster is dedicated. In the 16th century, Grossmünster led the Swiss-German Reformation movement and it was converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, losing in the process most of its images, icons and other rich ornamentation, in accordance with the strict rules of the Reformation. Nevertheless, some fine Romanesque details still decorate both the exterior and the interior (where photography is not permitted). Its two towers, were added in the 15th century, originally topped with wooden structures, but a fire in 1781 caused partial destruction

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Tom LeRoy15-Sep-2013 09:52
Very beautifully framed image! V
Will Hoskins14-Sep-2013 17:29
Beautiful framing for that great church. V
Carol Rollins14-Sep-2013 17:04
Excellent framing!
woody3414-Sep-2013 04:36
Wonderful framing for a look at the busy street and the impressive cathedral beyond...V
Helen Betts14-Sep-2013 02:33
Beautiful framing for this church. An excellent capture, Jose. V.
Walter Otto Koenig14-Sep-2013 01:42
Very nicely framed. Great angle on the church. "V"
Hank Vander Velde13-Sep-2013 23:06
Nice natural framing for this well captured image Jose.
godro13-Sep-2013 22:51
Nice angle and compo!
Ika Zinka Eferl13-Sep-2013 20:57
Very cleverly composed Jose! V!
janescottcumming13-Sep-2013 20:25
Great information for this nicely framed image.
Anitta13-Sep-2013 19:56
Great framing! Looks like an impressive church. V
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