Ruins


Some of the remnants of the  Church of Reconciliation that once stood on Bernauer Strasse are now on display along the Memorial Walk. The church was severely damaged during the bombing raids of WWII, but managed to survive until 1985 when officials in the DDR (East Germany) decided it should be demolished. What a shame as, as we know now, the Wall fell only a few years later. A new chapel has been built in its place and one of the area parishes uses it today for special services. To see more old stuff, head to Rubbish Tuesday

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22 comments:

  1. at least a few pieces remain.

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  2. It's good to have the remnants, but it's too bad it couldn't have been saved.

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  3. What a shame that it no longer exists. What a lovely shot.

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  4. Sad it isn't around anymore. Great photo!

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  5. What a shame, you should go and see what they did in Dresden to the church there

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  6. At least a reminder remains of what once stood there.

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  7. At least there are some artifacts left to admire.

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  8. Just think of the hours that went into carving the stone. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  9. These pieces look in pretty good shape.

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  10. at least they saved some pieces of the old church.

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  11. Lovely detail work. Glad it was able to be saved.

    Lindy

    As a side note, I have deleted my FB account. I'm just not cut out for that form of social media.

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    1. Hmmm... then you must be the person who "unliked" my page! ;-)

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  12. Wars and bureaucracies seem to be intent on destroying civilization as we know it...

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  13. I am with Kay above. But as has been pointed out before ..at least they saved something.

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  14. So good to have these mementos Hal no matter how small they are, lovely detail.

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  15. So sad about the church. The ruins are lovely. The symbolism of Christ in triumph is especially wonderful! At least that still exists!

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  16. That is a shame. Thanks for sharing.

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