• The 12th century choir surmounting the martyeria 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The oval entry at the bottom of the photo leads to the martyerium. It is surmounted by an altar for contemporary worship. Above that is the 12th century choir and Baldanquin with gold crown and angels standing over the high altar.
    • The baptistery 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Reflecting the ancient practice of a separate baptistery more clearly marking entry into the church through baptism, here the separate structure attached to the church has a simple font with an enabled cover, a contemporary ...
    • Basilica of St. Ursula 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Built in the 12th century
    • Chapel organ 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Choir 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Choir of Koln Cathedral with contemporary altar and high altar with reliquary of the three magi at the head of the apse.
    • Christi Geburt 1969-1970, Koln-Mengenich 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Eduard Frieling, architect. The exterior of the church is distinguished by the striking bell tower.
    • The decagon of St. Gereon 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The central decagon did not take shape until 1227.
    • Glass in the chapel for the reserved Host 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • The great 13th century decagon of St. Gereon 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The great decagon built in 1227 with early ribbed vaults is unique in the architecture of the High/Middle Ages.
    • The great glass curtain wall by Dominikus Bohm and Heinz Bienefeld 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The glory of the rectangular room is the incredibly wonderful wall of greenish/gray glass. And when the wind moves the leaves of the trees in the adjoining wood, the leaves of this wonderful glass wall seem to move as well.
    • The great portal to the "City of God" 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Home of Gottfried Bohm 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The son of Dominikus Bohm and a great architect and artist in his own right, Gottfried Bohm, graciously met with the members of the 1984 IFRAA seminar.
    • Koln Cathedral 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Moving half a millennium from the decagon of St. Gereon to the completion of the towers of Cologne Cathedral we move from the High/Middle Ages to the culmination of High Gothic.
    • Koln Cathedral Nave 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The soaring nave with the maximum wall space given to glass is made possible by the flying buttresses.
    • The liturgical center 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Contrary to Schaffrath's artistic premise concerning the windows, here the great concrete frame for the liturgical center is filled with pictorial biblical iconography. Note the tabernacle for the reserved Host to the right ...
    • The liturgical center 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The liturgical center borrows visually from the Brutalism of the exterior and provides a large visual frame for the liturgical action.
    • Maria Konigen (1952-1954) 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Dominikus Bohm, architect
    • Maria Konigen interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The interior of the church is a simple rectangle with a concave apse and a very contemporary altar/table, quite unusual for having been built prior to Vatican II. The apse finds its culmination in a 15th century sculpture ...
    • Romanesque and Gothic interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      With a Romanesque nave to which was added to a continuation of nave and choir in Gothic style.
    • St. Gereon 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Martyred in the fourth century and built on the foundations of a fourth century church, we are here in the atrium looking through the 13th century decagon and 12th century nave to the Baldanquin over the high altar and the ...