Adoration Window, Cologne Cathedral

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 7 January 2011 in Art & Design.

This is the Adoration Window in Cologne Cathedral from 1846, depicting the Annunciation in its upper part. A lot of biblical personnel is appearing here, Adam and Eve, and the four major prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Danielan) among them. You can see that it’s one of the Bavarian windows due to the Bavarian coat of arms and the inscription, indicating King Ludwig I as donator of this window.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

These images must be some of the finest of their kind around . . both in respect of the works themselves and of the ace photography. Are the blank panels here away for restoration or something ?

7 Jan 2011 10:06am

@Ronnie 2¢: I think so, yes! I've seen other photographs which have shown all panels.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Another glorious image !

7 Jan 2011 1:10pm

@MARIANA: Thank you, Mariana!

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Most beautiful. Really love those gold tones in this photo.

7 Jan 2011 6:59pm

@Phil David Morris: These 'Bavarian windows' really have some great colours!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

There is plenty of detail here.

7 Jan 2011 8:47pm

@António Pires: There are still some windows I wasn't able to capture yet!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

kids put a football through the blank panels?

7 Jan 2011 9:03pm

@Ted: Restoration, I think. Sometimes they get tired.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Such history behind this stained glass window! I love the warm details you've captured here.

8 Jan 2011 2:26am

@Steven: These windows were a present from the King of Bavaria in celebration of the cathedral's completion. They are really great.

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

What happen to the window on the bottom right, lion eat it?

8 Jan 2011 2:47am

@Christine Walsh: Ask the cathedral workshop, they have hidden it!

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


9 Jan 2011 4:42am

@Magda: Thanks so much, Magda!

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful !

11 Jan 2011 4:37am

@Céline: Many thanks!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

There are two bits absent...I assume it might be restoration....It is nevertheless....magnificent!

14 Jan 2011 11:38am

@Japanalia: Most likely, yes. Sometime this year it will be complete again, hopefully.


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