Posted by: Pepe de Murcia | October 5, 2010

Koruna


(English version below)

Hoy en día (230)

Petrzalka, Montañas Eslovacas

En el siglo XVIII, a alguien se le ocurrió subir una corona de madera que contenía documentos de la época a lo alto de la torre de una catedral. Por lo visto es una costumbre relativamente normal en iglesias importantes de esta parte del mundo, y además las bajan de la torre periodicamente para restaurarlas y para meter nuevos documentos.

Y como este año ha tocado bajar la de Bratislava, hemos pasado por la catedral de San Martín a ver la corona y los documentos de la época de María Teresa de Austria, del siglo XIX y de 1905, la última restauración. Lo bueno de los documentos es que no son cosas demasiado oficiales, sino periódicos o programas de la ópera, para que se vea cómo se vivía entonces.

Sólo hasta el domingo, daos prisa.

Nowadays (230)

Petrzalka, Slovakian Mountains

During the XVIIIth century, somebody came up with the idea of placing a wooden crown filled with those-days-documents at the top of some cathedral tower. It happens to be a common habit in some important churches of this part of the world, and they get them down from the tower from time to time to restore them and fill them with new documents.

And this year it was the turn of Bratislava’s crown to be got down, so we dropped by St. Martin’s cathedral to see it together with documents from the times of Maria Theresia of Austria, XIXth century and 1905, when last restoration took place. The good thing is the documents are nothing really official, but just newspapers and opera programs, so that you can see how people lived back then.

Only till Sunday, hurry up.

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