29 September 2012

Berlin Boogie: Friedrichswerdersche Kirche

I was heading north from my office in Mitte, when I stumbled upon this very tall yet quiet church. I saw the door was open, and upon approaching it, I saw the sign saying entrance was free, so I decided to check it out.

It turned out to be the Friedrichswerdersche Kirche, a neo-Gothic church, which now functions as a sculpture gallery for 19-century sculpture. The tall structure is a very commanding presence in Werderscher Markt. I entered, and sure enough, I decided to take pictures.


This is the look of the exterior. It is very tall, and dominating.

I loved how the church was maintained. As much as this was an old structure, the interior is well-maintained, and the woodwork is definitely restored. The sculpture inside are well-arranged that one doesn’t feel overwhelmed. I don’t know much about sculpture, so I just took photos, as usual. I took more photos than I am showing here, as I decided to show just the few that I thought were better than the rest.

Enjoy the photos.










6 comments:

  1. "I decided to show just the few that I thought were better than the rest"
    Good motto to have while posting pictures anywhere (hint hint)... hehehe

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    1. Priyank,

      Oh, shush it. You don't have to look at every photo, you know. :P

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  2. Looks quaint and beautiful. Love it when you unexpectedly stumble upon a treasure :)

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    1. Shivya,

      Oh definitely. Sometimes, slow travel provides these little treasure hunts, and of course, when one is actually living in a city that is waiting to be discovered.

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  3. I mixed up "Kirche" and "Kirsch" in my mind. This post was absolutely not about what I thought it would be about.

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    1. Kate,

      Ah. And because of this, I looked up what kirsch is, as, I didn't know what it was before. When I find one here, I'll let you know!

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