Thursday Doors – A Church in Berlin

Doors2‘Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time). ‘

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I found it through Robbie’s blog where she’s posted a beautiful photograph of the entrance door to Charles’ Darwin’s home. I found her post and the picture posted by her interesting because I hadn’t know Charles Darwin was not only blessed with brains but with money too! So, doors do keep hoards of  stories within them.

Anyway, the post got me going through my old albums looking for photographs of doors which honestly speaking weren’t too many because unless the door has a significant meaning or is outright beautiful, who photographs doors? Fortunately, I found a few (not clear ones) , enough to participate in the challenge. For example the below photograph of a church door in Berlin. I remember it was our first day in the city and we had parked our car at the hotel and decided to take a stroll. We lost our way and we were tired of walking in circles. That’s when we came across this church and decided to rest awhile on the steps before carrying on (if you see the expression on my face, you can tell I’m not too happy) 🙂


The interesting thing is I never really bothered finding out the name of the church all these years (we visited Germany in 2011). Thanks to this challenge, I googled – Churches in Berlin to identify this Church. None of the images matched the church in the photograph. Then I went into detective mode and zoomed into the picture in an effort to find out something that would throw light on the name. I found ‘Hora’ written on the banners alongside the door. I googled ‘Hora’ and voila I found the church.

It’s St. Michael’s Protestant Church built in Upper Italian Romanesque style (1844- 1846) with a brick exterior and facade. We did not go inside as the doors were closed. Apparently the  St. Matthaus Kirche    also doubles up as an Art gallery.

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2 responses to “Thursday Doors – A Church in Berlin”

  1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    A great post, Smitha. I love this door. I must be honest that I have a fascination with chimneys and have loads of pictures of chimneys from all over the UK.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Oh so glad you liked it Robbie. Wasn’t sure if it was good enough to feature but liked the idea. Chimneys – they are fascinating though we don’t have them in this part of the world and if you decided to feature them I would struggle to participate. But do share your pictures. Would love to see them.

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