Friday, August 26, 2016

National Assembly of Serbia

The National Assembly of The Republic of Serbia (ародна скупштина / Narodna skupština in Serbian) is the unicameral legislature of Serbia. The assembly is composed of 250 proportionally elected deputies by secret ballot, on 4 years term. 

The building is located on Nikola Pašić Square in downtown Belgrade, and is a notable landmark and tourist attraction in the city.

Between its completion in 1938 and 2006, it was the seat of the Parliament of Yugoslavia and later the Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro.

The house looks nicer at night when it's lit up!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Katholische Hofkirche

Katholische Hofkirche, Dresden Cathedral, is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Dresden, which is probably the most important Catholic church of Dresden that is located by the Elbe River.

The Church, designed by Gaetano Chiaveri (AD 1738-51), was commissioned by Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.

As you already know, the church was heavily damaged during the bombing of Dresden of the WWII (13-14th of February, 1945). East German authorities had left it untouched as a memorial to the destruction of the war but the pressure for its reconstruction and fund-raising gained momentum after the fall of Communism and Germany's reunification in 1990. The church was rebuilt 60 years after the bombing. 

One of the uniqueness of the church is its round structure, the pews fanning out from the altar in a circle like the waves of a stone thrown into the water. The upper galleries also hold pews.

Around 2,000 pieces from the altar were salvaged. Each was carefully cleaned and then incorporated into the structures based upon photographs and plans for the original church!

At last I would like to acknowledge Pavlina for the guide. Thanks!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Crkva Svetog Marka Part Two

This is a part 2 entry of Crkva Svetog Marka (St. Mark's Church, Belgrade).

At night


Inside view in color
There is a Russian Orthodox Church behind it. It's small but pretty!

A black dog in the church kept barking at me while taking photos at night....