Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sophienkirche

Sophienkirche, Sophia Church, Große Hamburger Straße, Spandauer Vorstadt, Berlin
Sophienkirche (Sophia Church), Große Hamburger Straße
Spandauer Vorstadt, Berlin-Mitte
Berlin, September 2011

“Designed by Philipp Gerlach, its foundation stone was laid by Frederick I of Prussia. After the death of her husband Frederick's third wife Sophie Luise von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1685-1735), did not (as originally intended) have the church named after her at the consecration ceremony presided over by Frederick's successor Frederick William I on 25 February 1713. On 18 June 1713 the church was dedicated as the Spandauische Kirche. It was first named after Sophie Luise under his successor Frederick II, and has been called the Sophienkirche ever since. A baroque tower was added in 1732-34 by Johann Friedrich Grael.”
(Sophienkirche, Wikipedia)

4 comments:

Lowell said...

You have posted some exemplary photos on this blog. And this is one of them. Love the building and the composition. Striking!

Revrunner said...

Gee, I was just in Spandau last week at the Evangelische Kirchengemeinde St. Nikolai.

cieldequimper said...

Good memories for me.

Mariusz from Nowy Sacz said...

Interesting symmetrical composition. Do not tempt you to develop it in black and white?