schlosskirche, tower, church

The return of the baroque

This is the silhouette of the Schlosskirche, once a Protestant church, now a museum. It is what a citizen of Saarbrücken would have seen from the time of the church's construction in 1743 until it was bombed in 1944. As the church was rebuilt from ruins after the war, no money was available for such a splendid tower and it was topped with a simple pyramid form. Only in 1999 did the city manage to restore the tower to its former baroque glory.


  1. Oooh! Beautiful silhouette. Great shadows captured in the clouds.

  2. superbe ce contre jour....
    une bonne journée...:)

  3. Looks fantastic against he clouds. Good they manage to restore it:)

  4. You broke the rule "Don't shoot into the sun", and it worked perfect for you! Great Photo!

  5. Nice backlit shot! The dome has a certain affinity to the onion domes of Russian Orthodox churches.

  6. Thanks for the comments.

    gogouci: I was amazed my little phone camera managed to capture the clouds.

    clo: Merci beaucoup. Bonne fin de semaine.

    joo: Thanks. In case you are curious, Barocke Turmhaube in moderner Konstruktion (PDF file) will show you what it looked like before. At least part of the work was done as a student project.

    RogerB: Thanks. I am not too sure of the rules in the first place, but I had seen good shots of silhouettes before, and I figured it was worth a try.

    Buenos Aires Photoblog: Yes, I wonder if there is a map somewhere showing the exact contours of the onion dome line.