Photographer's Note

This is the church St. Michael in the village Kirchborchen not far away from Paderborn in the eastern part of the German state Nordrhein-Westfalen (please see map view).
Already in the year 1015 a wooden church stood here and in 1043 a stone church was consecrated.
The today's Romanesque church was built about the year 1200 and because of its special situation on a "peninsula" between two streams it was designed as a fortified church. Due to investigations concerning the building's structure it is proven that the tower with its thick walls was erected before the church building.
The church was enlarged in 1906/07 and by this the old nave became the southern side aisle - in my photo the element in front.

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Additional Photos by Frank Kaiser (Buin) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4252 W: 48 N: 10762] (42556)
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