Basel Münster

The exterior of Basel Munster is of dark red sandstone, but the interiors are sober. The cathedral is a mix of Gothic exteriors and Romanesque interiors. `Not many elaborate carvings inside, but the stain glass windows are breath taking. Such colors and contrasts, the series depict the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. These stain glass art date from the nineteenth century onwards.

The church was partially damaged in 1356 due to a massive earthquake, there after it was restored in Gothic style. The southern facade of the church has several interesting statues. The sculpted image below is that of the emperor, depicted as a young and beardless man carrying a church model in his arms.

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24 Responses

  1. Carver says:

    The cathedral is very beautiful and interesting information you provided.

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Beautiful cathedral, terrific captures and you always add to the photos with the information you share with us, Indrani! Hope you have a wonderful week!


  3. Anya says:

    Its very beautiful historic art 🙂
    And always with many interesting info

  4. ladyfi says:

    Those windows are stunning!

  5. Joop Zand says:

    Lovely pictures from your last trip through Europe.

    greetings, Joop

    and thanks for your nice comments.

  6. It is unique to see a statue with a church replica in hand. Also, love the stain glassed windows, especially the circular one that has petal shapes reminding me of a flower.

  7. EG Wow says:

    The artwork in old cathedrals is certainly amazing.

  8. Gary says:

    A beautiful Cathedral!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  9. eileeninmd says:

    It is a beautiful cathedral. The staned glass is gorgeous and the statues are impressive. Wonderful photos, Indrani!

  10. eileeninmd says:

    It is a beautiful cathedral. The staned glass is gorgeous and the statues are impressive. Wonderful photos, Indrani!

  11. Your photos capture the wonder of this place. I marvel at what was accomplished before modern times and modern equipment.

  12. Beautiful photos, Indrani.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  13. stained glass is beautiful! love your first photo.

  14. Good photos and a lovable speech.

  15. lotusleaf says:

    The stained glass windows are so attractive.

  16. Marites says:

    A beautiful church indeed! The colorful glass windows are my favorite! lovely captures of the place!

    My World is here.

  17. snowwhite says:

    Yes, glass windows are amazingly beautiful!! I imagine the sun light goes through these glass windows. It must be the heaven appearing in this world.
    Have a great day!

  18. Leovi says:

    Beautiful, I love the color of these windows.

  19. Ebie says:

    One of the things I check out when I go to this place is the stained glass. They are so beautiful!

  20. Reader Wil says:

    Very informative post with beautiful photos. The stained glass windows are gorgeous!

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