The Astronomical Clock at St. Mary’s Church – Rostock, Germany

  St. Mary’s church has so many symbols that I literally could write dozens of blog posts about this church.  Interestingly enough, the variety of symbols is so unique that by being there you might think it is a few churches wrapped into one.  Ok, its time to talk about the most famous symbol in… Continue reading The Astronomical Clock at St. Mary’s Church – Rostock, Germany

Skull and Crossbones in Trinitatis Church – Copenhagen, Denmark

There are so many stories about this symbol and such a wide variety of sources that tell us why this symbols is used.  Some sources say that in ancient times it didn’t necessarily have a negative connotation.  It was a reminder that this life was not eternal, but provided hope for what was to come… Continue reading Skull and Crossbones in Trinitatis Church – Copenhagen, Denmark

Obelisk at St. Mary’s Church — Rostock, Germany

  It’s totally amazing what you can find in some places.  This is a true rarity!   You might find this symbol in lots of churches or other buildings outside, but not inside.  Obelisks are normally built in front of churches – especially facilities built with a dome type roof – which have a purpose… Continue reading Obelisk at St. Mary’s Church — Rostock, Germany

St. Nicholas’ Church – Helsinki, Finland

  This church was originally built from 1830-1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.  It was also known as St Nicholas’ Church until the independence of Finland in 1917.  The church’s architectural plan is a Greek cross (a square centre and four equilateral arms), symmetrical in each of the four cardinal directions, with each arm’s… Continue reading St. Nicholas’ Church – Helsinki, Finland