After looking at the Midsummer’s Eve celebration, I realized that the
was not very far away, and we walked till the beautiful green-blue spires were near:
It was breathtaking to watch the main spire looming up into the sky:
The stained glass windows looked majestic from outside:
Through them, I could also see the effect of the stained glass as it would be if I entered the cathedral:
Here are two of the stained glass windows from the outside:
The side view of the Cathedral:
Some of the tall windows have been damaged,but the damage has been left wisely alone for the most part.
In just a few places, some refurbishment has been done:
A detail of the weather vane:
detail of the trellis work:
The awesome main spire:
The Diocese nearby:
How ironic that the school (Gymnastik) nearby incorporates the word “nastik”, which means “atheist” in Sanskrit!
Each entrance was imposing:
This was the main entrance:
The doors are, predictably, solid:
So are the locks (yes, the Cathedral was locked)
The walls are imposing against the sky:
The Museum was closed, too, when we reached:
Right next to the Cathedral is the Linkoping Palace:
The Linkoping flag has a tiger on it, which was very appropriate to someone from India!
Was this some kind of sundial? I couldn’t make out, and there is no mention in the Wiki:
Here’s PC, clicking it, too:
The road with the old coach houses:
The Cathedral as it reaches up to touch the summer sky:
It’s very frustrating not to be able to get enough (in English) about this beautiful building and its environs…translating everything from the Swedish is a frustrating job!