Monday, August 5, 2013

Dom St. Killian

Dom St. Killian has a Romanesque outside with a baroque interior.  The building of the cathedral started in the 11th century and took about 200 years for the outside structure to be completed.
It has gone through numerous changes throughout different building periods.

Little of the damaged rococo interior was preserved after WWII, but some of it is housed in a small museum.

It was replaced by a lot of modernity when it was burned in 1945.

It makes me understand reconstruction, restoration and building in a different way.
Maybe these projects are not undertaken to restore the original, but to remodel an reinterpret beauty--just like one would do to a "living" house where a few changes were needed.

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