Altarpiece of the Dresden Frauenkirche | Germany

Altarpiece of the Dresden Frauenkirche in Germany

The Dresden Frauenkirche is one of structures that you have immediately on your mind when you think about that city on the Elbe River. I still remember how on TV they always asked for donations to rebuild the church when I was younger.

After the Frauenkirche was totally destroyed in the Second World War, the GDR regime decided to keep the ruins as a memorial. Finally, in 1994 Dresden begun to rebuild the church for more than 10 years and I was even more happy now that I was finally able to visit this place.

The interior of the Dresden Frauenkirche is very different from what I know of other churches. Much lighter, very friendly and kept in pastel colors. That results in a great contrast of the colors to the golden altarpiece and organ.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 17mm
ISO: 800
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2)
Aperture: 4
Exposure time (middle): 1/60s
Tripod: handheld
Size: 13.2 MPx
Date: Taken in February 2014
Location: Central position in front of the altarpiece of the Dresden Frauenkirche
Software: Lightroom 5.2, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro

The Dresden Frauenkirche was part of the UNESCO World Heritage

The Dresden Frauenkirche and the whole Dresden Elbe Valley were part of the UNESCO World Heritage between 2004 and 2009. Unfortunately, the politicians from Dresden decided to build a new bridge that destroys the uniqueness and therefore Dresden was delisted from the World Heritage.

» UNESCO Description of the World Heritage: Dresden Elbe Valley
» Other photos of the World Heritage: See more photos

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