Churchin’ and Boatin’ in Schwerin, Germany

Here’s the thing……..I should have been paying attention……..we have “His and Her,” Photo Albums, and then we also have ONE BIG ALBUM, where we meld everything from each trip together. We do this because on some excursions, like here in Germany, we go our separate ways, because we have chosen different things to see and do here. AND we don’t take the same kind of photos…….ME (flowers, gardens, people, houses, doors, cobblestone streets, light fixtures, etc.) HUBBY (flowers, gardens, people, houses, doors, cobblestone streets, light fixtures, etc ) EXCEPT EVERYTHING IN DETAIL and a bazooka of photos! When we photograph together, I am usually one and done or maybe two photos and then I move on to hear the guide……

Hubby….. walks ahead taking oodles of photos, he lingers behind to take oodles of photos, he could care less what that guide is saying and he is not going to linger for a few seconds in any spot! He is going to take his time! What a guy! I always say to the guide not to worry, he will find me…… Often, when we get back to the ship and compare photos, we have taken completely different views of everything. He sees stuff that I didn’t and vice versa. So we always have A LOT of photos. And, the photos are fine in their “His and Her” Albums. He labels his photos down to every minute detail and I don’t label them at all. I have my notes. Everything is good until they go in the ONE BIG ALBUM and then the photos are arranged by time. SO, all the photos are scrambled……his and mine all together! Oh geez! So, when I get ready to write the blog I go through MY photos and then HIS photos and then the ONE BIG ALBUM just to make sure I am not missing any really good photos…………..Time consuming, but I like it………So………

In my last post I promised photos of the inside of the Schwerin Cathedral, but since I didn’t go there, there were none in my album………I glanced at the photos in Hubby’s album (briefly) and thought, “yep, the innards of the church can wait until the next post.” So when I looked this morning at the actual tally of church photos I saw………..what? Nine photos……..that’s not at all like him. So I asked, “is this all the photos of the Cathedral? Yep………

Hmmm, a little on the scarce side I thought…….

So, I looked to see what followed his Cathedral photos. When he returned to the ship at the port in Warnemunde, he sat in one of the lounges onboard and watched a boat parade……. So the parade photos are lumped in with the Cathedral photos. In the end I thought this was the perfect set up. If you’re not in church on Sunday, you are probably out on the boat! So, they do go together! Just sayin!

Schwerin, Germany, Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral

Remember, this was the Catholic Cathedral before it was the Lutheran Cathedral……the interior now reveals much lighter colors. As one friend told me in Finland, “if the inside of the church is white, it’s Lutheran.” The Cathedral is the oldest surviving building in Old Town Schwerin. When Henry the Lion conquered Mecklenburg around 1160, a small church was built. In 1222, a Crusader bought a drop of Christ’s blood from Jerusalem and pilgrims soon were making their way to the church. By 1270, the church had to be expanded. Since there was no stone quarry or a natural source of building stones, the church was first built in wood and later brick. (See my previous post to see the outside of the Cathedral) It became one of the most impressive examples of “Brick Gothic” in the Northern European style. The tower was completed at the end of the 19th century and it is the highest church tower in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. You can climb the 222 steps to the top and they say it is worth the climb to see the city, Schwerin Castle, and the surrounding lakes in the countryside. The cathedral is painted plain white, with green and red/pink details on the arches.

Schwerin, Germany, Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral

One of the most impressive stained glass windows is the “Christmas Window.”

Schwerin, Germany, Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral, The Christmas Window

But, there still was a lot of ornamentation,,,,,,

Schwerin, Germany, Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral

I had the feeling, that the cross, which was added in 1420, was heavy……….        It was supported from the top with thick wires and at the bottom by the beam ………..

Schwerin, Germany, Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral

and it was very ornate……..

Schwerin, Germany, Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral

I wonder, who designed the floors?

Schwerin, Germany, Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral

The Gothic altar and baptismal font are made of bronze.

Schwerin, Germany, Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral
Schwerin, Germany, Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral 

The tomb of Grand Duke Freidrich Franz II, who built the Schwerin Castle, is here, along with many tombs and coffins of the Grand Ducal Royal Family of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. That ended the excursion for hubby for the day, so back to the ship he went…………

Schwerin, Germany, Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral

You know something is up when the Police Boat appears…………I thought this was a good photo of that side of the harbor too.

Warnemunde, Germany, Port View

Here comes a boat parade! And, you can see this harbor view…………

Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port
Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port
Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port

With this photo you can see the condos built up at this end of the harbor…..they are only on one side of the harbor.

Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port

We’re going to see ………..

Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port

EVERY………

Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port

INCH OF…………

Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port

THE AMERICO VESPUCCI SAILING SHIP!

Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port

See IS a Beauty! I loved all the rigging, the massive anchors and all the smaller boats on this ship……….

Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port
Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port

There were many smaller boats coming in also………

Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port
Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port
Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port
Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port
Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port
Warnemunde, Germany, Americo Vespucci Sailing Ship Parade in Port

Hubby had a very good day! And, as soon as I get back from MY excursion today, I’ll tell him all about it over dinner and drinks, and all the way back to the cabin and half the night! See you tomorrow in Warnemunde, where I’m going to meet the folks!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    I love that you still have albums! We just keep ours on Dropbox and I really need to go through them and sort them out.

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  2. I Had to think about your comment. We don’t have physical albums any more….. All our photos are taken on our cell phones and then I download mine on my computer and Hubby does his on his computer and then I merge them again in one big folder on my computer……Hubby has 60,000 photos, I have 38,000 photos…..just from our recent years….we take a lot of photos.
    However, we do have those ALBUMS from pre-cellphone days and digital photography! Oodles….We also have every college book and lots of other books too. And there is my family history BOXES…..I have traced my family on both sides back to the 16th century. I have more than 38,000 folks in my family tree! I have boxes and boxes of birth certificates, marriage papers, obituaries, death certificate, wills, photos and stories of people in my family. I digitalized all this too. The papers are in TAX BOXES with lids and I have marked them all “DO NOT THROW OUT.” When I die my kids are in for a shock! I don’t want all those papers going in the trash! But, they are neat and tidy, and I know where they are and whats in them! I like knowing all that! If you know where you came from, you know where you’re going! My people emigrated from a tiny village in Alsace, France. Been there and talked to the few remaining folks that live there……..priceless!

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  3. Jo Shafer says:

    The Christmas Window is stunningly tall! I particularly like the reredos behind the chapel altar — beautiful without overwhelming the senses. And what lovely boats! Yachts, really.

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    1. Yes we really liked This part of Germany

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