Thread: Guess where?

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    Milford sound with Mitre peak, South Island of New Zealand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morticia Iunia Bruti View Post
    Milford sound with Mitre peak, South Island of New Zealand?
    That's correct!
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    Thank you, it was a feeling that tropical plants and snowy mountains could be New Zealand.

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    Being like you are
    Well this is something else, who would comprehend?
    But some that do, lay claim Divine purpose blesses them
    That's not what I believe, and it doesn't matter anyway
    A part of your soul ties you to the next world
    Or maybe to the last, but I'm still not sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morticia Iunia Bruti View Post
    Thank you, it was a feeling that tropical plants and snowy mountains could be New Zealand.
    Well done, Morty. I considered that quite hard because the only thing I found to work on was the sharktooth shape in the mountain top. Now I know a lot about mountains shaped like that all around the world .

    Yours is quite easy but not any less pleasureable to discover. It is Felsen-Kirche in Idar-Oberstein; a church built inside a rock. Too bad I have seen of that city only what you see through the window of a train when passing through.

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    It is Idar-Oberstein.

    It is quite a interesting town:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idar-O...Schinderhannes

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    Thanks, Morty! Here's the next one.


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    Looks like the Moselle, one of her "Schleifen".
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    That's not what I believe, and it doesn't matter anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morticia Iunia Bruti View Post
    Looks like the Moselle, one of her "Schleifen".
    This is indeed one of the Schleifen, and in the tributaries of Moselle. I thought Morty would know this place in a nanosecond!

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    I was busy.

    And now i must go to bed, as in 4 1/2 hours the stupid alarm clock rings.
    Being like you are
    Well this is something else, who would comprehend?
    But some that do, lay claim Divine purpose blesses them
    That's not what I believe, and it doesn't matter anyway
    A part of your soul ties you to the next world
    Or maybe to the last, but I'm still not sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morticia Iunia Bruti View Post
    And now i must go to bed, as in 4 1/2 hours the stupid alarm clock rings.
    Let's carry on tomorrow evening if you are not busy. I hate that alarm clock, and I'll hate yours as well out of sympathy!

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    Ok could be Moselle river loop of Bremm?
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    But some that do, lay claim Divine purpose blesses them
    That's not what I believe, and it doesn't matter anyway
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    Or maybe to the last, but I'm still not sure

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    No, not that one. This one emblematic in a sense to the state it is located in.

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    Hmm the Saarschleife?
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    But some that do, lay claim Divine purpose blesses them
    That's not what I believe, and it doesn't matter anyway
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    Or maybe to the last, but I'm still not sure

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    Yes, that's it! Right outside Orscholz in Saarland.

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    Thank you


    This will be interesting, as i had some labor to make it impossible to find the location with picture search. ^^

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    This looks like some sort of cave church. The style of the arches and bas-reliefs of knights looks more romanesque/early medieval than gothic or anything later. The Latin cross on the the upper left points to a western location rather than anything in the area of orthodox or eastern Christianity. The site looks somewhat extraordinary, though, so it may even defy these simple classifications.
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    Another church? I am starting to think that in despite of all that goth thing going on on the surface, Morty is a closet Christian. Or a cave Christian, if that is a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iskar View Post
    This looks like some sort of cave church. The style of the arches and bas-reliefs of knights looks more romanesque/early medieval than gothic or anything later. The Latin cross on the the upper left points to a western location rather than anything in the area of orthodox or eastern Christianity. The site looks somewhat extraordinary, though, so it may even defy these simple classifications.
    You are in the right track Indy Iskar, its a extraordinary place, on which were worshipped first the old gods, then it was an Mithraeum, then a christian place.

    @Sept: Goths love buildings and places, which breathe old history, romantic decay and "magic". I love the place, not necessary because it was christian.
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    Well this is something else, who would comprehend?
    But some that do, lay claim Divine purpose blesses them
    That's not what I believe, and it doesn't matter anyway
    A part of your soul ties you to the next world
    Or maybe to the last, but I'm still not sure

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    The Felsen-Eremitage near Bad Kreuznach, the only (former) cave monastery north of the Alps.
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    Indeed it is the Felsen-Eremitage, but not near Bad Kreuznach, near Bretzenheim, where my paternal grandfather was born.

    Felseneremitage


    Among the wealth of architectural witnesses to Bretzenheim's history, the Felseneremitage (or simply Eremitage, meaning “Hermitage”; Felsen means “cliff”), a place of worship wholly hewn out of a cliff that might even date from antiquity, and that underwent a conversion in early Christian times, is held to be the greatest sightseeing feature, and to be unique north of the Alps. It is believed that its origins lie in a prehistoric place of worship or tribunal site, and that the Romans took over the site in that same function. Its Christian character was supposedly acquired by the 6th or 7th century, even if the first documentary mention of a church there dates from 1043. This and all subsequent churches were partly made of chambers hewn into the cliff, and their remnants can still be seen today. The same is so for the rooms that served as hermits’ cells or a monastic convent, which were wholly hewn out of the stone. The one such dwelling that can still be visited now (90 m²) was for a time home to several hermits or a convent of a cliffside monastery. The last dwellers, between 1716 and 1827, were hermits, who after a long vacancy had once again created here a pilgrimage place known far beyond the borders. The last hermit died in 1827, after 51 “years of service” at the age of 82. The complex can be visited throughout the year without the need of a guided tour.[13][14]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bretzenheim


    Your turn.
    Being like you are
    Well this is something else, who would comprehend?
    But some that do, lay claim Divine purpose blesses them
    That's not what I believe, and it doesn't matter anyway
    A part of your soul ties you to the next world
    Or maybe to the last, but I'm still not sure

    VNV Nation - Illusion


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