Friday, August 25, 2006

Summer in Leipzig

While we're still enjoying the warm rays of summer, and with a forecast of a fine weekend, I just wanted to share with you the English engraver Carington Bowles' charming "City of Leipzig", circa 1780. That's Thomaskirche in the center, built in 1212, notable for its organist of 27 years, Johann Sebastian Bach. Second from the right is Nikolaikirche, built in 1165, most recently distinguished for its role as home to the peaceful revolution that led to the collapse of the GDR in 1989. The church still holds its moving 'Swords to Ploughshares' services every Monday at 5pm.

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