26 July 2009

Frauenkirche 2

Probably the most famous building in Munich, the city's Cathedral dominates the skyline and features on everything from book marks to beer mugs.

The building dates from the late 15th century and was built in the high gothic style. The original design envisaged pointed spires on top of the towers but these were never built and the domes were eventually added around 30 years after the church was consecrated.

The south tower (on the right of this image) is accessible and provide excellent views over the city. Since the picture was taken the north tower has been enveloped in scaffolding for restoration work which has the look of a very long term project.

Like most of Munich's central buildings the church was heavily damaged during the second world war and was gradually restored over the following years.

5 comments:

Collart Thierry said...

Munich is really a beautifull city !
With a great football team... I'm fan of Bayern and I follow all the Bayern matches in Champion's League with the hope they get the cup !
Could you take somme picture of the Allianz Arena ?

brattcat said...

What a great perspective you give us here. This is just a taste of the entire cathedral and yet it has drama enough to give us a good sense of the flavor, I think.

m_m said...

Excellent angle! Great composition and towers!

olli said...

Thanks again all.

Thierry, if you go to the following link it will take you to a set on my flickr page whic has some external images of the Allianz Arena. I still haven't done the tour yet. The link is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12046403@N02/sets/72157621845500622/

Hilda said...

Beautiful night shot again!

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