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Today I show you a quite different door than yesterday. This is the main entrance of the monastery "Grafschaft" in Schmallenberg, not far away from my city, Siegen. It was founded in 1072 by the archbishop of Cologne, Anno II, for the monastic order of St. Benedict. In 1114 there was a quarrel between the Emperor Heinrich V and the pope and in the course of it the then Cologne archbishop Ferdinand von Schwarzenburg supported the policy of the pope.
Seeking revenge the emperor sent his troops which damaged a great part of the building, but a few years ago the convent was rebuilt again.
In 1729 it was altered in it's present form. Until 1804 it was a monastery of the Benedictines. In 1827 the buildings were bought by the noble family von Fürstenberg. Since 1948 it's the headquarters of the nuns of St. Borromaeus, who run till this day a well-known hospital there (pneumology and allergology).

But I wanted to show you this wonderful entrance. You can see the main building of the Convent with this door here.
I'm not sure whether the stonemason has ever seen a lion ... ;-)


Using the map view fuction at the left you can zoom in (please click at +) this great building.

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  • Copyright: Frank Kaiser (Buin) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-10-19
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/160 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-01-05 8:58
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