Memoria Urbana Berlin


This beautiful dome structure celebrates freedom of conscience and immigration. It stands on the ground of the former Bethlehem Church which was a center of worship for religious outcasts from Bohemia who were invited to resettle in what was then Prussian Berlin by Frederick William I.

Unfortunately, the original church was destroyed during the bombings of WWII, but this monument entitled Memoria Urbana Berlin was erected as a temporary art installment in 2013. It was so well-received that local administrators got permission to make it permanent. With the recent wave of immigrants and refugees to Germany, I find this memorial even more poignant. We need only to look to the past to help shape the future.

I hope you have a blue sky weekend ahead of you. It's looking a bit gray and cloudy here, but we've had such a spectacular fall, I can hardly complain. You'll find more skies at Skywatch.


PS: Don't forget to stop by Halcyon Travels for a look at my recent trip to Israel.

25 comments:

  1. Interesting post! Berlin never ceases to amaze.

    ReplyDelete
  2. A very interesting and significant art work.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You found an interesting angle for this photo.

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's a really fine photo and I appreciate the comments expressed in your commentary.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Really great! In Portuguese it would be: "Memória Urbana". :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. My hotel was near there and I passed by it some times and imagined it replaced a destroyed church. I didn't see it as a temporary work of art.

    ReplyDelete
  7. The round shapes are very elegant.

    ReplyDelete
  8. A wonderful piece, Hal.
    The Santa Claus Parade is this Sunday - supposed to be 12˚C and sunny!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like this one. Very striking.

    Here we're in the second day of rain, but we can always use some of that.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Yes refugees welcome, whatever haters may say , we are all humans. We had a wonderful fall in Berlin, so as you say we cannot complain and I love when night starts already at 4h30pm. Your pic is beautiful and the Memoria Urbana is a great installation.Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yes refugees welcome, whatever haters may say , we are all humans. We had a wonderful fall in Berlin, so as you say we cannot complain and I love when night starts already at 4h30pm. Your pic is beautiful and the Memoria Urbana is a great installation.Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Testimony to the power of art.

    ReplyDelete
  13. It seems to cover all of us and yet let us breathe.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Very nice monument and a nice shot.

    ReplyDelete
  15. A wonderful sky! I like the perspective too!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Freedom of conscience and immigration is having some difficulties these days. A troubling time.

    ReplyDelete
  17. You couldn't have chosen a better angle Hal, your composition expresses perfectly what the dome represents.

    ReplyDelete
  18. You couldn't have chosen a better angle Hal, your composition expresses perfectly what the dome represents.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I didn't know this. It's lovely.
    The sky was blue here today (Sunday) but to be honest, I couldn't have cared less if it had poured with rain, hail or daggers...

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love hearing from you!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...