Speyer, Germany – 12 FEB 2011

The last spot on my student recommended sights was Speyer, also known for its’ cathedral which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Founded by Conrad II in 1030 and remodeled at the end of the 11th century. Their website says: “Speyer Cathedral is one of the most important Romanesque monuments from the time of the Holy Roman Empire and the imposing triple-aisled vaulted basilica is the culmination of a design that was to be very influential in the subsequent development of Romanesque architecture during the 11th and 12th centuries.”
Located in front of the Cathedral:
Detail on the back pillar: Mold on the brick wall:

It didn’t look open, plus I had read that you need to purchase a tour in order to see the inside.
I found other interesting sights to photography.

Two days to Valentine’s Day:

One-man-band singing Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan & Janis Joplin…with a German accent:
Part of a fountain that is a memorial to the fallen of WWI.
Great device…kids sit on them and spin.
Below, 300 year old Protestant church: Dreifaltigkeitskirchengemeinde

While leaving town I found this wonderful sculpture in the center of a traffic circle; the feathers rotate in the wind, like a pinwheel: