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A trip through my town. 10

By gss  
Before the today subject, a small information on my yesterday picture (Anglican church): there are no significant delays between the buildings in my picture - only cars are very recent. The big apartments building in the background is only 10-15 years more recent (~1930) than the church; buildings on sides are 25-50 years older than the church (1850-1900).

Now, today upload is the Lutheran Church in Bucharest. That's the common name, as the church is knew by the huge majority of Bucharest people. The official name is "Augustana Evangelical Church" ant it serves in special the German community in Bucharest.
The actual church, was built in 1851-53, by German architect A. Mohnbach in the historicist romantic style of the mid XIX century. Was built with many donations (of the Wallachia ruler Gheorghe Bibescu, the Prussian emperor Friedrich Wilhelm the IV, the Austria-Hungary emperor Franz Joseph, the famous Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt, an many others).
Finally, it had a very eclectic style, mixing Gothic, Romanesque, Byzantine and Renaissance elements. In 1912, a devastating fire, burnt all the upper level. Has suffered many damages under the action of the 1940/1977/1986 and 1990 big earthquakes, but was restored each time. Bombs in WWII (1944) have provoked some damages too.
Has 2 organs: the big one made by E.F. Walcker & Co. Ludwigsburg Württemberg, has suiffered damages in the fire. The small has come from a Saxon village in Transylvania.
Many organ and harpsichord concertos take place there. Recently the church hosted even a jazz concerto.
The church has given even the name of the street where is situated [strada Luterană = Lutheran street]
Building behind the church was built between 1980-85

Tags: Architecture Romania German Bucharest Lutheran Eclectic Evangelical church

Voters: Chinga, Nikonuser1, NDODS and 19 more

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Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 12:02PM
Impressive building, good bell shadow and a good presentation!

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Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 12:04PM
Another great looking building so well captured, great write upGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

8 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 12:43PM
An impressive image of this equally impressive Church.

Thanks for sharing Silviu.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 1:25PM
great shadow as a bonus
Great image
18 Dec 2015 2:09PM
Great image and a superb towering shadow,
rayme330 7 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 3:28PM
A fascinating building and accompanying commentary, Silviu.

nonur Plus
10 18 13 Turkey
18 Dec 2015 3:37PM
A superb shot, Silviu. I love the shadow as well.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 5:08PM
A beautiful shot
18 Dec 2015 8:08PM
Stunning architectural image, Silviu. Great detail & POV.

18 Dec 2015 8:34PM
Lovely shot and write up Silviu. Cathy
19 Dec 2015 4:19AM
haha Silviu, u can be a very good tour guide and/or perhaps a good real estate agent Tongue Grin
Bantu 6 7 1 India
19 Dec 2015 5:34AM
Very good explanation with a great capture,Silvieu.


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