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Notes on the Geography of Germany: Speyer Cathedral: Photo 4

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We're circumambulating the church. Here, on the north side, you get a sense of its symmetry but also its enormity. The main axis is 134 meters (440 feet) long. Like a Chinese airport, the whole place was built very quickly, between 1030 and 1106. If the Chinese had done the work, of course, they would have done the job even faster.

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