The Münster and Martinstor

The Münster and Martinstor

I was lucky this morning to have had my camera at the office this morning because the subtle light of the morning sun was really beautiful. My only wish is that our office was a little taller so I could shoot over the buildings that are in the way. One day, hopefully, I'll get to see the spire of the Münster without scaffolding but I'm not holding my breath.

The smaller tower is the Martinstor, one of the two remaining old gates into Freiburg back when the city was surrounded by walls. It's named after Martin of Tours, the patron saint of soldiers. Not surprisingly he was a roman soldier but, surprisingly, he was jailed for being a conscientious objector after declaring that his faith prevented him from going into battle. He did offer to lead the troops unarmed, but their opponents, the Gauls, decided to make peace instead. Lucky him.

He had other talents like raising the dead and at one point he even confronted the devil himself. At least that what his biographer, Sulpicius Severus, wrote. That's quite a story all right.

Either way, he got a Freiburg city gate named after him.

Unfortunately, I haven't posted any photos of Martinstor yet, but my other photographs of the Münster can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Focal Length: 165 mm
35mm Focal Length: 248 mm
Exposure: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2013-02-08 09:31:14
Posted: 2013-02-08 | 12:30





The Münster and Martinstor

The Münster and Martinstor

I was lucky this morning to have had my camera at the office this morning because the subtle light of the morning sun was really beautiful. My only wish is that our office was a little taller so I could shoot over the buildings that are in the way. One day, hopefully, I'll get to see the spire of the Münster without scaffolding but I'm not holding my breath.

The smaller tower is the Martinstor, one of the two remaining old gates into Freiburg back when the city was surrounded by walls. It's named after Martin of Tours, the patron saint of soldiers. Not surprisingly he was a roman soldier but, surprisingly, he was jailed for being a conscientious objector after declaring that his faith prevented him from going into battle. He did offer to lead the troops unarmed, but their opponents, the Gauls, decided to make peace instead. Lucky him.

He had other talents like raising the dead and at one point he even confronted the devil himself. At least that what his biographer, Sulpicius Severus, wrote. That's quite a story all right.

Either way, he got a Freiburg city gate named after him.

Unfortunately, I haven't posted any photos of Martinstor yet, but my other photographs of the Münster can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Focal Length: 165 mm
35mm Focal Length: 248 mm
Exposure: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2013-02-08 09:31:14
Posted: 2013-02-08 | 12:30


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