St. Moritz Church – Augsburg, Germany

BY Lisa Lindblad

December 13, 2014

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780_20131025041940c6c1cfaba324ea36d14fb6e61bfc3498a695deb1Someone – I don’t remember who –  said that architecture is light.

St. Moritz Church in Augsburg, Germany, has been through many lifetimes.  Built a millenium ago (1019), it has been ravaged by fire and wartime bombing, not to mention ill-conceived alterations.  But it has endured – no, it has prevailed – and so could not be more deserving of the latest attention lavished on it.

The Catholic cathedral has been reimagined by British architect, John Pawson, into a sublime, minimalist, light-infused space.  The divine made real.

Screen Shot 2014-12-13 at 11.43.44 AMScreen Shot 2014-12-13 at 11.43.15 AM When it comes to travel, as that is what I am mostly about, my joy is journeying to see life changing objects, buildings, images.  They give me such a lightness of being, such hope, to know that man can indeed produce beauty for its own sake.

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