The Marienskirche is the oldest church in Berlin. It is located in the former East, not far from Alexanderplatz.

The church was built in a very simple Gothic style and the interior is very pretty. The only disconcerting thing is the strange "music" that emenates from the trams and underground trains that pass nearby.


Z said...

So, you're in my neck of the woods right now, so to speak. I haven't made it to Berlin yet, though my spouse has been there many times for work reasons. We're planning a trip there soon and I've heard so much about the area (and seen footage of really neat spaces in the movie Aeon Flux, please don't laugh) I'm really looking forward to it.

Halcyon said...

Berlin is a great city (and very cheap compared to other European capitols).

My husband is German, so I have an inside track to all the good places. :) Let me know if you need any recommendations!

Olivier said...

cette église est très belle. Et oui la France a perdu, maintenant je vais supporter l'équipe de l'Allemagne.
this church is very beautiful. And yes France has lost, now I'll support the team from Germany.

Marie Reed said...

Ahhh! This blog is up my alley! I was born in Mobile, Alabama but lived in Mainz for 8 years:) It made me smile to see 'Jackson Daily Photo' with pictures from Berlin!

brian said...

what an impressive church!

Louis la Vache said...

The sounds from the underground and trams must be disconcerting!

"Louis" thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo. Regarding your question about the Vespas - "Louis" couldn't catch them to find out what the gathering was about! "Louis" assumes that it was perhaps a function of a Vespa club.

Cergie said...

Bonjour Halcyon, ton nom m'a interpelée chez Olivier, car je viens de finir de lire le premier tome des "Chroniques de San Francisco". Edgar Halcyon, et l'explication d'Anna Madrigal : l'oiseau marin, le mythe d'Alcione.

Cette église, je l'ai vue en vrai car ma fille a habité deux ans à Berlin où elle a passé un double diplôme.
J'ai adoré cette ville, lourde de son passé. J'ai été étonnée des noms donnés en Allemagne aux églises, pas forcément des noms de saints comme en France.

Cergie said...

Tu connais bien sûr le "Morgen Rot" à Berlin Est ?
AH ! Great memory !
Cela vaut le "Mama's" de San Francisco !