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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Berlin, Germany
In the German capital Berlin you can find this entrance to the Berliner Dom, a building that was built in 1905. The German Emperor Wilhelm II ordered the built of this Cathedral, designed by Julius Raschdorff. 114 m long, 73 m wide and 116 m tall, it was much larger than any of the previous buildings on this site and was considered a Protestant counterweight to the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. During the Second World War, the building was bombed by the Allies and severely damaged. A temporary roof was installed to protect what remained of the interior and in 1975 reconstruction started. The restoration of the interior was begun in 1984 and in 1993 the church reopened. During reconstruction, the original design was modified into a more simple form and less tall. Photo by Iris Nelson.
posted by /T/ at 1:28 AM