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For the Diaspora

 

Alms for the Boniface Association.

Sometimes you get a history lesson inside churches!

This was in the Bamberg Cathedral, Germany.


Addendum:  here's more on the German diaspora, thanks to Louis.


As an FYI, Ray is our guest at Vision and Verb today!

I'm sure he'd love a visit there.



For the Diaspora

 

Alms for the Boniface Association.

Sometimes you get a history lesson inside churches!

This was in the Bamberg Cathedral, Germany.


Addendum:  here's more on the German diaspora, thanks to Louis.


As an FYI, Ray is our guest at Vision and Verb today!

I'm sure he'd love a visit there.



comments (34)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 22 May 2013, 00:49
On my way to V&V
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing the page hadn't turned for you yet, Tony, so please check again...! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 May 2013, 01:06
I wonder what stories are behind the wall-patches, Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Ray!
Wonderful shot, Ginnie! Very warm.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 May 2013, 06:24
St Boniface was born in Crediton, Devon - amazing!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chris, and now he's the patron saint of Germany!
Wonderful image Ginnie... the alms box has been there for a very long time....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. I wonder how often the box is checked?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 May 2013, 07:07
a fine observation in the grandious Bamberg Cathedral- the most tourists might photograph the famous "Bamberger Reiter or 'Ecclesia and Synagogue'- fine that you chose this little detail - I never heard of the Bonifatiusverein, but I'm a Protestant.
Ginnie Hart: Of course, Philine, you can see the famous Bamberger Reiter on my In Soul blog, but here, this really caught my eye. The "diaspora" part really intrigues me.... I'm a Protestant, too. Bedankt, as always.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 May 2013, 07:12
Killed in the Netherlands in 754....
After I saw the link and realized it is Bonifatius (Dutch) we were taught about hm in school long time ago....
A great shot and love the shadows.
Ginnie Hart: So the Dutch killed him???? Be careful what you preach, then! OMG. The more this day progresses, the longer the history grows! Hartstikke bedankt.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 May 2013, 07:49
If what i read born in England worked in Germany and died in Holland
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Adrian. He's Germany's patron saint...and the Dutch killed him when he tried to convert them in Friesland. (sigh)
Nice series of still lifes.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 May 2013, 07:56
St. Bonifatius is an European, famous saint, but in a special way connected with German history - "He is the patron saint of Germany (as Ginnie said) and the first archbishop of Mainz. He was killed in Frisia in 754, along with 52 others. His remains were returned to Fulda, where they rest in a sarcophagus which became a site of pilgrimage." I visited his grave in Fulda. Like Astrid we were taught about him at school.
Ginnie Hart: The history is growing and growing, Philine. I had no clue he was killed by the Dutch in Friesland till Astrid told me. Oh me, oh my!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 May 2013, 08:18
I am just catching up on your pictures since early May, Ginnie, and have enjoyed them all as much as ever - didn't want to miss anything! Will now read Ray's V & V
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart to backtrack, dear Lisl. THANK YOU. And WELCOME BACK. I have so missed you and can hardly wait to see what you'll be showing us here...soon, I hope. smile
  • Helys
  • Germany
  • 22 May 2013, 08:25
Great shapes, textures, lighting
Great story too!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Helys. This really caught my eye for some reason.
nice image with all the straight, orderly lines complementing each other
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Ayush.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 22 May 2013, 08:41
I like visit cathedrals, churchs and chapels. Beautiful place
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Marie. Many of them are like museums for me! Merci.
Ginnie Hart: (sigh) Yes, he came from Devon, was killed by the Dutch, and is the patron saint of Germany!
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 22 May 2013, 08:48
Very interesting Ginnie and a nice simple image.
Ginnie Hart: As the day goes on, Chad, it's getting interesting-er and interesting-er! Many thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 May 2013, 08:55
We have St Boniface Church very close to my come. I never knew that he was born in Devon. Your processing makes this even more attractive.
Ginnie Hart: AND he was killed by the Dutch! AND he's Germany's patron saint. Lots of history here, Alan. Many thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 May 2013, 09:01
I read the Vision and Verb entry today; thank goodness there are gullible mugs like Ray! Sooty is in good hands smile
Ginnie Hart: I would love to copy and paste this over at Ray's post today, Alan, if I have your permission. I'd like him to see what you wrote.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 22 May 2013, 09:19
A well appointed spot, and well spotted appointment. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Many thanks, Ruth. smile
  • Sarito
  • UK
  • 22 May 2013, 09:37
Lovely framing and details, nicely done smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Sarito.
We have a different method of 'alms' now - food banks, giving centers, and benefits. There is almost more of a need now. Before, families and community kept the unfortunate a bit closer.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mary, you're so right. I've heard that the Moore, OK, community is caring for it's own with need for few shelters. That's a real testament to family and community.
I like the comp' and the textures of this, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Frank.
Not only are we treated to this wonderful image of yours, Ginnie, we get a history lesson in the bargain. Love it!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Beverly. I've definitely learned a lot from this image. smile
There's always something to learn in churches and chapels I always feel Ginnie, this is a new saint for me. BTW I found three delightful village chapels in the Lake District, something to post in the autumn perhaps.
Ginnie Hart: A new saint for you, Brian, and to think he comes from Devon! So, you really DID export him, then! smile I so agree about what we learn from these churches....
il n'a pas besoin d'argent il est mort ,good day
Ginnie Hart: Oh-Oh-Oh. Promise not to tell anyone! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 May 2013, 17:35
The Frieseans (if that is what they are called in English smile) are a notorious people - not very open to foreigners in the olden days (50 years plus, ago).

I know about Irish diaspora and some other countries too. I was never aware of German diaspora and still wonder who they would be.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid is in total agreement with you about the Friesians, Louis. HA! Oh well. These are things it's helpful to know ahead of time. smile

If you figure out what the German diaspora is, please let us all know!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 May 2013, 18:53
Great shot, interesting history
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Anne.
Simply beautiful Ginnie. I like the textures!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Richard. Merci.
Love all the lines!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Robin. (I'm really eager to hear about your dad!!!)
Excellent Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
By hook or by crook.
Ginnie Hart: Sad but true, LC, sometimes.
Amazing place, fantastic photosmile Greetings
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zielona.
Interesting!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 28 May 2013, 23:24
A perfect composition.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind, George. Thank you.

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