Berlin Cathedral is one of those places where you don’t know what to look at. Everywhere you look, whether you look at the floor, walls, windows or ceiling, you can admire wonderful works of art.
I had less than an hour and a half to visit the Cathedral during a break between sessions of a conference I attended last year and which was held in a hotel in the immediate vicinity of the Cathedral. I could only take pictures, including as many close-ups as possible, so that I could admire the decorations later at home in peace and quiet.
Even a few weeks ago, when I processed a photo of the main altar, I was only looking at the whole picture. However, I did not look at the stained glass windows in detail.
The main altar of the Berlin Cathedral
Today I ultimately processed last photos I made inside. Among the latter, there were close-ups of the stained glass windows from the main altar. There are three of them, in order from left to right – the Birth of Christ, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. It was the latter two that Catholics and Protestants recalled last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The three windows above the main altar of the Berliner Dom were completed in 1905. They were designed by the artist Anton von Werner and produced by the Franz Mayer & Co. stained glass workshop in Munich.
Triptych from the life of Christ on the stained glass windows above the main altar in Berlin Cathedral. The Birth, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.