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Panzerknacker
11-23-2006, 06:31 PM
One of the architectural jewels of that bombed city was recently reconstructed.

This was left in april 1945.

http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,533796,00.jpg




The ruins as it remaines in 1994.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/51/Frauenkirche1991.jpg



Work on the church 2003.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4b/Frauenkirche_2003.jpg


Finished late 2005.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d2/Dresden_Frauenkirche_Saint_Mary_october_2005.jpg/400px-Dresden_Frauenkirche_Saint_Mary_october_2005.jpg


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dresden_Frauenkirche

Gen. Sandworm
11-23-2006, 09:20 PM
Good post ........gotta love those before and after shots.

Panzerknacker
11-24-2006, 08:55 PM
More images.


http://i10.tinypic.com/2u4rgo3.jpg



http://i10.tinypic.com/4hx6k41.jpg



http://i7.tinypic.com/29cwbr4.jpg



http://i7.tinypic.com/29eobns.jpg


Scans from Revista Humbolt Nš 144.

SS Tiger
11-26-2006, 03:48 PM
Amazing building, nice to see it reconstructed!

George Eller
11-27-2006, 12:06 AM
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Beautiful reconstruction. Thanks Panzerknacker. Looks like they replicated the original in every detail.

Also, thanks for the link to the interesting background information from wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dresden_Frauenkirche


The Dresden Frauenkirche was destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II and has been reconstructed as a landmark symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies. The reconstruction of its exterior was completed in 2004, its interior in 2005 and after 13 years of rebuilding, the church was reconsecrated on 30 October 2005 with festive services lasting through the Protestant observance of Reformation Day on 31 October.

Once a month, an Anglican Eucharist in English is held in the Frauenkirche, with clergy sent from St. George's Anglican Chaplaincy in Berlin.

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Panzerknacker
11-27-2006, 02:32 PM
Yes, a remarcable work, beatiful church. I hope that this can help in health the wounds of the tragic attack against the city.

arhob1
11-29-2006, 05:05 PM
Parts of the rebuilding were completed and funded by English craftsmen.

I wonder if the Germans would contribbute towards the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral - I doubt it somehow.