Monday, June 01, 2015
One thing they have in common is that they tend to be obvious, dominating structures.
Mainz holds one of the most beautiful examples of these churches, and its almost hidden in plain sight.
The entrance is along an old narrow street, and there are buildings build right beside the churches. If one didn't pay attention it would be easy to miss the iconography that marked the building as a church and mistake it as just another shop.
I almost overlooked it myself, but the folks I was with pointed it out and wanted to check it out. So I joined them.
I am glad I did.
As soon as I walked thru the doors I could see that this church, Augustinerkirche, was a beautiful place.
This just goes to show that one never really knows whats behind the next door, and one should keep their eyes open when exploring a new area. You may very well just find amazingly beautiful architecture in the most unexpected places.