Friday, 27 April 2012

The second oldest church in Stuttgart , Leonhardskirche

The Leonhardskirche is located on the Leonhardplatz in Stuttgart. The church was built in 1330 and is almost 700 years old. She was destructed in the Second World War and rebuilt in 1949. Like other churches in Stuttgart the lights in the church are very modern. They look like big glass balls hanging from the ceiling. The wooden balcony is decorated with some simple paintings and carvings. I find the clock tower very special. Someone was testing the organ. Just south from the church starts the Red Light District, you see the girls standing at the corner of the Leonhardplatz. I didn’t take any pictures because this would not be appreciated. The oldest profession in the world, 50m away from the second oldest church of Stuttgart. Who was there first?

De Leonhardskerk staat op de Leonhardplatz in Stuttgart. De kerk werd gebouwd in 1330 en is bijna 700 jaar oud. Na haar vernietiging gedurende de Tweede Wereldoorlog, werd ze opnieuw hersteld in 1949. Zoals andere kerken in Stuttgart heeft deze ook moderne verlichting. Het zijn net grote glazen bollen die in de lucht hangen. Het houten balkon is versierd met enkele eenvoudige snij- en schilderwerken. Er was iemand die het orgel testte. Zuidelijk van de kerk start het Red Light District, je ziet de dames op de hoek van Leonhardplatz staan. Ik heb geen foto’s hiervan genomen daar ik niet in de problemen wou komen. Het oudste beroep in de wereld op 50m afstand van de tweede oudste kerk van Stuttgart, wie was hier eerst.? 

Leonhardskirche

Leonhardskirche

Leonhardskirche

Leonhardskirche

Leonhardskirche

Leonhardskirche

Leonhardskirche

Leonhardskirche

Leonhardskirche

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17 comments:

  1. The church is very old and your photos are great, but I would say the girls have been there longer.

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  2. What an amazing place! Just think of the many thoughts and prayers that have taken place in that one church, over the years! I especially like where they placed their clock on the outside.

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  3. An unusual clock on the church wall, great ceilings, but I don't know if those lights go with the rest of it. I think the oldest profession came even before this church.

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  4. this is such a fascinating roof that you have to wonder who put it on, and who maintains it. Interesting the two very different entities being so close together. Church and the red light district. You did miss that photo op Filip! Ha

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  5. wonderful atmosphere



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  6. Weer zo mooi alle details!
    Grote klasse, groetjes Cristien.

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  7. Haaaaaaaaaaa oui elle est superbe cette église!!!! merci à toi pour le partage!!! j'aime tes photos! bisousss

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  8. A very beautiful place.

    And it is so tall.

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  9. I have never seen a church this unique. The roof is so stunning and what an unusual clock. Your photos always take my breath away!

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  10. wow, this Kirche's really great and I'm admirin' of the inner space of this church.

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    Helen


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  11. Prachtige kerk, Filip ! Ziet er zo 'nieuw' uit...
    En die meisjes..., die zijn van alle tijden... !
    Lie(f)s.

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  12. What a beautiful church!
    Wish you both a wonderful weekend.
    Mette

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  13. eenvoudig maar mooi kerk. Een prachtig plafond !!! Groetjes, Dietmut

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  14. So many nice details in this one too!

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  15. Lovely church and captured well.
    Ah! As for the girl, that is much older than the church.

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  16. Beautifull, old church, and your photos are amazing.
    Have a nice weekend, both of you.
    Orvokki

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  17. Lovely images. I love old churches & the history behind them.

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