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A-Z Challenge: D is for Dormition Abbey

Dormition Abbey
Dormition Abbey Clock Tower

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The Dormition Abbey is a German Benedictine church completed in 1910. It has a conical roof (described as blue although it looks grey to me), four ornamental turrets and a clock tower. When we lived close to a view of the clock tower, we used to watch its “face” appear as it got dark.

(If I’d had any sense, I’d have photographed the two buildings together.)

By Miriam Drori

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10 replies on “A-Z Challenge: D is for Dormition Abbey”

The roof looks a dusty blue to me… 🙂 In any case, it’s a pretty building! So does the clock face appear because it gets lit up, because it’s glow-in-the-dark, or because it’s made from material that just looks lighter than the rest of the building as night falls?

J.C. Martin
A to Z Blogger

I can’t remember. I expect it just looks lighter. The two clocks are the eyes, there’s a nose between them, he’s wearing a fire fighter’s helmet. You can see it a bit in the picture, but it looks much better at night.

The clock tower is lovely.
It reminds me of one in my city. Shandon clock tower is on a hill overlooking the city of Cork. It’s called the four faced liar.
The different faces of the clock can tell different times when the hands are slowed of pushed by the high winds the tower faces.
One can enter the old church and play the peel of bells. They have tunes laid out to play by numbers. You can also climb up inside the tower and go through to the roof viewing platform, squeezing past close to the bells. A startling experience if someone plays them while you are a few feet away.
Is this a cultural exchange perhaps?
Regards, David.

Nifty theme. I did not know that about John the Baptist. I’m trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

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