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A Tale of Two German Cathedrals, Three Wise Men, and One Roman Emperor

Kölner Dom in Cologne, Germany The Cologne Cathedral sits on the bank of the Rhine river. It was built in stages over 600 years (1248-1880)! According to Wikipedia, it was the tallest structure in the world for four years until the Washington Monument was completed in 1884. Did you know that 95% of Cologne was […]

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Prague: Church of St. Nicholas and a Beer Hall

Right, so I’m almost done with our October trip to Prague. Just one more post after this… The Church of St. Nicholas is located in Prague’s Little Quarter not far from our hotel. That’s it on the right. The green dome is the same one we saw in the second photo from my St. Vitus […]

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Prague: St. Vitus Cathedral

Still trying to catch up on our Prague trip from October. Today, we’re visiting St. Vitus Cathedral, which is located within the Prague Castle complex. It was a cold and rainy day, but that didn’t stop us from hiking a short distance from our hotel up the hill to the castle complex. . Here’s the […]

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Aunt J does London

It was a bit cold today–but we bundled up and took the train into London. When we got into the city, we knew we had to hurry over to Buckingham Palace to catch the Changing of the Guards. Along the way, Aunt J noticed a double-decker bus. I thought I’d never take them for granted, […]

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Bath Abbey, England

Three churches have been built on the site of Bath Abbey: an Anglo-Saxon Abbey (757), a large Norman cathedral (1090, which later fell into ruin), and finally the current Abbey (1499, which also fell into ruin after the dissolution of monasteries by our pal Henry VIII in 1539). Today, it is a parish church for […]

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