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The Pointed House in Bernkastel

robsb

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Sat 08-Dec-12 03:31 PM

People from all over the world stop to pay a visit to this building during their holidays in the Moselle region. The narrow-gabled little house with its sturdy ground floor dates back to 1416 and is one of the most photographed attractions along the river


The timber frame, which overhangs on three sides, was only exposed in 1914. The timberwork had been rendered over in the preceding years due to the risk of fire. The pretty oriel window and the half-timbered facades are hallmarks of the traditional architecture of the Moselle region.
The style of the pointed house symbolises the transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque period in a vivid and tangible way.
At the same time, the building is also a typical example of an old Moselle-style winegrower's house with its oak-beamed wine cellar supported by blocks of slate, the upper floors protruding outwards on both sides and the tall attic for storing winter food and accommodating pets.
The ground floor of the building now houses a wine tavern run by the Schmitz-Herges family winery.



D700 w/ 17-35 f/2.8 zoom @ 20mm. f/10, 1/200, ISO 560. Processed in Capture NX2 with use of healing brush in Photoshop CS6 Extended.

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