Monday, January 29, 2018

Frauenkirche in Dresden


Yellow and blue make a great color combination.  At times, I get to be fortunate to shoot an image with a great color combination in our travels.  Perhaps the architects thought about how the building would look like during daytime.  Most of the ones I've seen are grayish.

This is Dresden Frauenkirche or Church of Our Lady in Dresden, Germany.  Built in the 18th century but was destroyed in the bombing during World War II.  (Folks who are familiar with Dresden will tell you that almost the entire city was decimated during the war.)  I saw a photo of the church after it was hit, and only a mere fourth of the building was standing up.  I'm told that the heat from the bomb caused the dome to collapse.  Shortly after the war, the residents picked up remnants of the structure in hope of rebuilding it.  Sort of trying to reconstruct something like a jug saw puzzle.  However, the Communists didn't really care so it was not until the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989 that reconstruction took place.  Yay!


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