Sunday, June 7, 2009


Germany is a place of impressive architecture from many eras and styles, but it has become very competitive in its modern architecture. Many of Germany's Metropolises, including Berlin, have only just begun rebuilding and developing new structures since its era of war and destruction.

The Berliner Dom is the largest church in Berlin. I found it to be one of the most impressive churches in Germany with it's exquisite Baroque style and scale. When you first start to see the turquoise green domes from a distance, you become aware of the immensity, but only while standing square in front of it did I feel in awe of its overwhelming massiveness. The green rusted copper statues and ashy pillars definitely add to the visual experience. It may easily have been the most religious church experiences I have ever had, and I've been to A LOT of churches. Or maybe I was just impressed.

The Marie Elisabeth Lüders Haus is an amazing architectural dedication to the late Elisabeth Lüders, an important political figure to Womens' Rights Movement in Germany. It is located on the Spree River with the Reichstag standing across the river.

Below are images of Potsdamer Platz, where the Grand Hotel Esplanade still stands. The hotel was once frequented by Greta Garbo and Charlie Chaplin. Potsdamer Platz used to be the busiest square in Berlin, but later became an area of destruction and division. The Berlin Wall once intersected right through the platz. Most of this area is very new, and has only recently returned to an area of major growth and attraction.

Below is the famous robot statue from Fritz Lang's film, Metropolis. It can be found at the Filmhaus (Film Musuem) in Potsdamer Platz.

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