An Old Church, a Fountain and a Busy City

Foutain at the Alexanderplatz, Berlin. Photo: Ulla Hennig

Foutain at the Alexanderplatz, Berlin. Photo: Ulla Hennig

Have you ever heard of Berlin, Alexanderplatz?  It is a large public square and transport hub in the Mitte (city centre) district of Berlin. Lots of people are crossing it, heading to the big malls, changing from one kind of public transport to the other one, in the morning off to work, in the afternoon coming back from work.

But there’s also a place like this at the Alexanderplatz. An old church, built in the 13th century, called “St. Marienkirche” (Church of St. Mary). A lot of organ concerts take place in this church. The church is surrounded by a little park, where you can sit on one of the benches and smell the scent of the hundreds and thousands of red roses blooming just now. And you can watch the fountains at the side of the church, going up, going down, rising again and throwing beautiful arcs of water in the air.

So in the middle of busy Berlin you can find a place to breathe, to watch and to listen to the swooshing of the fountains.

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

2 responses to “An Old Church, a Fountain and a Busy City”

  1. Brad Shorr says :

    Ulla, What a beautiful church. If I ever get to Berlin, it’s going to be one of my first stops – after visiting you, of course!

  2. Ulla Hennig says :

    Brad,
    I knew that that church existed but neglected it for a long time. When I visited it and took photographs of it I wondered why.
    And I’d be very pleased to welcome you in Berlin!

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