Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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gunter
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Interesting observation on Cologne Cathedral.

The extraordinary amount of structure that went into making these fantastic soaring gothic interiors appear so effortless on the inside.

It’s also relevant to the discussion that about 3/4 of Cologne Cathedral date to exactly the same period as Cobh Cathedral and, if I’m not mistaken, the masses to celebtate the official opening of each church were just months apart in 1879/80.

Here are some images lifted from various publications that document the completion of Cologne Cathedral


Original architect’s drawing of the facade dating to about 1310


a painting of 1798 and a modern model showing the state construction had reached after work stopped around 1560


a painting of the ceremony held at the resumption of work on the construction in 1842, showing the south tower with it’s iconic medieval crane still in place



a sequence of prints and later photographs showing the progress of the construction.

CologneMike will probably have more detailed information 🙂

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