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Advent Calendar – Door 23: The Entrance to Luther’s Chamber

Georg Konrad Rothbart, Entrance of the Lutherstube in the Veste Coburg, c. 1844 Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg (CC BY-NC-SA) A view of the Lutherstube [Luther’s Chamber] in the Veste Coburg, an important fortress in Upper Franconia. The chamber takes its … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 15: The entrance of the Rüdenhof in Vienna

Carl L. Wiesböck, The Entrance of the Rüdenhof in Erdberg, 1849 Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna (Public Domain) This is practically around the corner from my apartment in Vienna. Well, at least it would have been if my apartment had already existed … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 13: Candlelight Gate

The South Gate of Visby Cathedral, 1909 Swedish National Heritage Board (Public Domain) Long-time readers who know my medievalist background won’t be surprised to see yet another Gothic church portal appear in my Advent Calendar. I must admit, when I … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 10: A garden gate

Christen Købke, The Garden Gate at the Artist’s Home at Blegdammen Oil on paper laid down on canvas, c. 1845 Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (CC0) There’s quite a lot of material from Scandinavian museums in the Europeana Collections, and … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 9: St. Marylebone Workhouse

John Philipps Emslie, St. Marylebone Workhouse Watercolour, The Wellcome Collection, London (CC BY) Another architectural interior, another quiet, deserted space – a corridor, with the door to the entrance hall on the right, in St. Marylebone Workhouse, London. But as … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 8: Portal of a stairway tower

Egbert van der Poel, Portal of a stairway tower, with a man descending the stairs Oil on panel, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (Public Domain) As a quick P. S. to yesterday’s post, here is an actual example of 17th-century Dutch painting, Portal … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 7: Gates of Gouda

Gijsbert Johannes Verspuy, Woman at a Church Door Etching, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (Public Domain) When I came across this charming image of a woman at a church door, my initial thought was that it had to be by some Dutch master … Continue reading

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