This is my first take on architecture. I used the Lensbaby double glass 50 mm and the sol 45 mm.
Magdeburg Cathedral is located in Germany, Saxony-Anhalt. The official name is Cathedral of Saints Cathrine and Maurice (Dom zu Magdeburg St. Mauritius und Katharina).
The first church was built in 937 and financed by Emperor Otto I the Great and burned down in 1207. The second church was built in 1209 in gothic style. Otto I and his wife Eadgyth (Editha) were buried in the church.
There are 157 gargoyles to protect the cathedral from any kind of demons. Thus there are all different.
You can also find a cloister.
These lovely door-handles were created by Heinrich Apel, artist, sculptor and restorer, still living in Magdeburg.
Beside the cathedral there is a great place with fountains, which are very welcome these hot days of summer.