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Reformed Church, Leipzig

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 21 September 2009 in Architecture.

Built 1896-1899 (Weidenbach/Tschammer), this church is an important example of historistic church architecture. Especially the connection between church and vicarage is very successful, and if I had seen this correctly, I hadn't just put the steeple in the centre of this photo!

Destroyed in the war, it had been rebuilt 1946-1950. Unfortunately it was closed. Maybe next time.

I will be offline for a week (and returning with a lot of photos). This blog runs on autopilot in the meantime. See you!

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Stunning shot ms!!! Have a great week:-)

21 Sep 2009 6:42am

@Linerberry: Thanks, LB! It was a great week, indeed, and you'll like our photographic yield. :-)

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

beautiful clouds -- beautiful processing... this and the one of the church 2 or 3 back w/ the candid expression -- they almost seem like subtle hdr? strange, but i still get that feeling? any tricks up your sleeve? ;)

21 Sep 2009 3:25pm

@dj.tigersprout: Not HDR, but a similar effect made possible by Aperture's tools enabling me to brighten the shadows and darken the bright spots. I've never done a true HDR image so far. :-)

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a beautiful image. it really draws you in . . .

21 Sep 2009 4:18pm

@B.Held: We tried to get into and follow the undertow, but the doors were closed! :-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Love the ornamentation along the gabled roofline and the patterns created by the subtly-colored stones. What a punch of color in the clock face.

21 Sep 2009 7:02pm

@Steven: The only touch of excentricity in this architecture - everything else is extremely bourgeois. :)

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Really nice color - a great shot of this architecture

21 Sep 2009 10:15pm

@PD: I was glad the thunderstorm was over - with a grey, blank sky this would not have been the same sight.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Looks like they performed a credible reconstruction.

22 Sep 2009 10:59pm

@Twelvebit: Definitely. That certainly was no easy task, because this type of architecture was considered 'decadent' in eastern Germany.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Is MadScientist mad , by any chance ? ..ha ha

This is very cool , btw :))

23 Sep 2009 4:54am

@MARIANA: As mad as it gets! :-)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very nice church and blue clock. Is that pole for traffic lights?

24 Sep 2009 11:39am

@akarui: This is a combined construction, consisting of a backlit traffic sign, various traffic lights for car drivers and pedestrians, a beep facility for blind persons, and a video surveillance because of the bus and tram stop a bit left from this place. :-)