He discussed how the city of Dresden had once been the jewel box of the city, but had been ravaged by World War II. The destruction of beautiful Lutheran church known as the Frauenkirche (The Church of Our Lady) was an especially painful loss to bear. However, after the reunification of Germany, the church was rebuilt and finally reconsecrated on October 30, 2005.
“Stones from the destroyed church had been stored and cataloged and, when possible, were used in the reconstruction,” President Uchtdorf said. “Today you can see these fire-blackened stones pockmarking the outer walls. These “scars” are not only a reminder of the war history of this building but also a monument to hope—a magnificent symbol of man’s ability to create new life from ashes.”
Here are 20 unique photos of this beautiful building, including paintings, photos of the damage and reconstruction, and spectacular modern-day views!
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