We deny to claim "any Superiority to ourself
to defyne, decyde, or determyn any Article or Poynt
of the Christian Fayth and Relligion,
or to chang any Ancient Ceremony of the Church
from the Forme before received and observed
by the Catholick and Apostolick Church."

Norman Simplicity

Norman Simplicity
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Monday, November 9, 2015

The Neighbourhood

So, while we are nearby, some pictures I wanted to keep handy. They portray the steady evolution of human culture.

Kant's tomb, next to the Cathedral and near the old university.

Another view, this time from across the river.

From above.

1544–1945 -- more than 400 years.

Post-war -- can you feel the love? RIP.

On 10 July 1944, the university celebrated its 400th anniversary in presence of Reich Minister Walther Funk. A few weeks later, during the nights of 26/27 and 29/30 August, Königsberg was extensively bombed by the Royal Air Force. From January to April 1945 the city was further devastated by the East Prussian Offensive of the Red Army and the final Battle of Königsberg. When General Otto Lasch signed the capitulation on April 9, the historic inner city was destroyed by the attacks, and 80% of the university campus laid in ruins. The faculty had fled ....

Memories, may be beautiful and yet ...

Continued antagonism of Russia and Mr. Putin will undoubtedly lead to short-range ballistic missiles being neatly situated in the Oblast. Then we can all enjoy the fun.

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