Cologne Cathedral: Nativity Window

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 25 December 2010 in Art & Design.

The depiction of the birth of the Christ from 1509, one of the last magnificent works made for the cathedral before the city of Cologne came down for several hundred years. We've seen this window more than two years ago, but now in better quality. Though it will need a day with better (diffuse) light to get the quality it deserves.

Merry Christmas to you all!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Have a great Christmas MS!

25 Dec 2010 7:46am

@Ted: A very happy Christmas to you, too!

Hediyeh from Tehran, Iran

wonderful art !

25 Dec 2010 9:24am

@Hediyeh: And rather big, it's a bit tricky to get a good point of view.

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

An great "filter" of light for this day...Merry christmas!

25 Dec 2010 10:25am

@Olivier: Merry Christmas to you, too!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

What a difference between the two versions. Quite an improvement.

25 Dec 2010 10:55am

@António Pires: Light was not optimal though, I will try it another time soon.

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot.

Happy Christmas and good health to you.

25 Dec 2010 8:12pm

@Philip: Thank you so much, Phil! Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

awesome shot! merry christmas to you, too!

25 Dec 2010 11:53pm

@B.Held: Thank you so much!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

DEFINITELY superior to the shot of two years ago! Beauty and craft meeting in a window, meant to make the humans believe, hope and dream....
The costumes of the noblemen depicted below the Nativity are a thing of wonder, the details, the colours, even their faces are a study in status.....Magnificent capture!!!!!!

26 Dec 2010 5:52am

@Japanalia: Thanks a lot, but compared to my shots from Brussels, Prague, and Bruges this one could have been done better! I'll keep trying!


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