Saint Mark’s Basilica has a nickname: Chiesa d’Oro – Church of gold. And I think with this photo you can get a good idea how that nickname developed.
Yesterday I showed you the Art museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne (Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln) from outside, today I show you what it’s hiding inside. You can actually see inside of the museum from outside on the street. That’s where this shot was taken. The new museum was built on the ruins of the late Gothic parish church of St. Kolumba. As we couldn’t visit the museum I can’t explain exactly what you see here, but my guess is, that it is those ruins.
When we went to Verona for a day, we didn’t make a lot of plans. See the Arena, see Julia’s Balcony and climb up to Castel San Pietro to have a view over the city. That was pretty much all from my point, but as we saw a couple of churches on the way it couldn’t hurt to take a look inside (and be among those thousands other tourists). One of those churches was this Sant’Anastasia, a church of the Dominican Order.
This shot was taken in a bar in the Jewish area of Wrocław. The interior was quite dark and you could still feel that it is not that long ago since they forbid smoking in public places in Poland. Apart from that the bar is really nice, the absolute opposite of those brand new, modern lounge bars. That place hat style and is so much cozier than any of those new bars.
Well, that is the room where the German Chancellors where working from 1964 until 1999. Kind of small, don’t you think? I mean just think about where the American President is working and imagine him sitting in such small office. But on the other hand, this Residence for our Chancellor was much cheaper. In total it was costing only 1 Million Euro as there was a tight budget. I guess Merkel has a better office today.