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Another shot from my little tour of Windhoek and a subject familiar to many. I have posted a picture of this location before but here is another viewpoint and another test shot with my new little camera. As per my last upload any comments regarding the PP work will be most appreciated.

The title to this shot is the name by which many locals refer to this well-known Windhoek building and surely a nod to its colonial German origins. Visitors to Windhoek’s city centre cannot miss seeing one of Windhoek s most prominent landmarks is the Christuskirche or Christ Church. Probably the most photographed buildings in the city and certainly one which appears on most travel sites, the Lutheran Church was constructed in 1907 and opened in 1910 after the end of the Nama and Herero War. The building is perched slightly above the city in the heart of the historical part of town. The spire stands 24 metres and the building is constructed of mostly local quartz sandstone. The neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau style combined with stained glass windows donated by Wilhelm II give the Christuskirche its unique character. The clock from Germany and the marble altar from Italy are handsome details to take note of. The Christuskirche is located on a circle on Fidel Castro Street and Robert Mugabe Avenue.

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2659 W: 72 N: 6451] (29308)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-09
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-05-15 0:26
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