The Dance of Death in Tallinn, Part 2

Tallinn's dance of death, part 2
Tallinn's dance of death, part 2.
Unknown tower
Unknown tower
St. Mary's church in Lübeck seen from west and east.
St. Mary's church in Lübeck St. Mary's church in Lübeck

The text from the painting has been transcribed and translated under the photos of the painting from Lübeck.

 

Notice the twin towers to the left of the emperor. Some (German) researchers claim, that the city in the background is Lübeck, and that the twin towers belong to Marienkirche (St. Mary's church). According to these researchers, Tallinn never had a double tower.

To make a comparison possible, I present a photo of St. Mary's church in Lübeck.

The twin towers of St. Mary's church in Lübeck
St. Mary's church in Lübeck

Personally I can't see how St. Mary's church in Lübeck could be hidden behind a hill, the way the church on the painting is hidden. Most churches lie on the top of a hill, and as a matter of fact St. Mary's (together with the city hall market) are placed on the highest point on the island. As the two photos to the right show, there are no hills to obscure the view of St. Mary's from either side.

Lübeck ca. 1870.
Lübeck ca. 1870

The photo to the right is from 1870 and shows very clearly the high location of St. Mary's church as compared to the rest of Lübeck.


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