I wanted to post a few pictures of crosses that I saw while in Germany. I am not religious but I happened to enjoy the geometry of the cross (in all variations). It's amazing to see the variations in crosses and uses for them. I hope you enjoy the ones I was able to photograph. I will have to give fair warning, many of the places I visited did not allow flash and were dimly lit. So some of the pictures don't look so great and I don't have the steadiest of hands. I guess you can say that these photos are pretty much fail. But they are part of a memory for me since it was part of my experience while I was in Germany.
The above photograph was from Dachau Concentration Camp there was a walk way behind the Crematorium where they had disposal areas for people during the time the concentration camp was in operation. Right where I was standing to take the picture is a plaque that reads: "FOSSE COMMUNE GRAB VIELER TAUSEND UNBE KANNTER GRAVE OF MANY THOUSANDS UNKNOWN"
The above cross was a donated piece of art that is on display as part of the permanent exhibit in Dachau. It is located in the former maintenance building of the concentration camp located by the entrance. There are other bits of art at the end of the exhibit, you could spend hours walking through the historical part of the exhibit.
The Residenz in Munich. The crosses were photographed in the room where they kept religious relics. If you look closely at the picture up above; the two grey things on either side of the center piece are skulls. This room had the bones of saints worked into several ornate relics. The skulls pictured above are wrapped in what appears to be silk and then lace. But you can still see the skull through the thin veil of fabric. In the center piece there are other random chunks of bone.
Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin. I highly recommend this museum to anyone that is interested in German history. The museum is housed in a building that was built between 1695 and 1730! You can see some damage to the outside of the building from bombing during WW2.
Coventry Cathedral in England. It represents peace and reconciliation.
The above three pictures were taken in the Memorial Hall of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The ones below were in the church but it was under construction so it was hard to get good pictures. It was also REALLY REALLY dark.