St. Michael, Romanesque Church Interior
Niederrotweil, Kaiserstuhl, Baden, south-west corner of Germany
December 18, 2004 - 14:10 UTC (15:10 local time)
© 2004 Erik Krause, All Rights Reserved.
The first information I got from the person who keeps the key was that photography is prohibited in the church. I phoned the priest and asked for a permission, which he gave to me after some discussion.
I hurried to the church (the sun was fading) which is about 25km from where I live but when I reached there the key-keeper rejected: No, the priest didn't phone her. No, she wouldn't phone the priest, no way. She wouldn't even give me the number. I was glad I remembered it - the numbers are very short there...
I phoned the priest again using my mobile but the battery was low so the only thing I could shout was: "Please phone Mrs..." He fortunately understood and phoned her and apparently had a hard time to convince her to let me into the church for my shooting - many thanks to him!
After some time she came out again (I had to wait in the cold) and told me I had 10 minutes, so I hurried to get finished. She didn't allow me a second shoot.