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Hannover's First Advertisement

Besides the Marktkirche (Market Church) in City Center, here's the Kreuzkirche (Holy Cross Church) nearby that was completed in 1333.  It's not as famous but is Hannover's oldest church and is known for its Passion Altar by Lucas Cranach and the collection of icons in St. Anne's Chapel (neither of which I have seen) .

Okay, before you say anything, this is as straight as I'll get the tower of the church (I used the ruler on the center of the lower front window)!  I clearly was standing a bit off center when I took the pic in March of 2005.  Also, you know I have a thing for clocks and towers/spires, so in this instance, it wasn't the overall church I tried to capture but the detail of the tower...because:

See that raised tile to the right of the lower window? It's a dove ("duve" in Low German), donated by Johann Duve in 1652 when he had the baroque spire erected on top of the tower.  It's thought to be Hannover's first advertisement sign. 



Hannover's First Advertisement

Besides the Marktkirche (Market Church) in City Center, here's the Kreuzkirche (Holy Cross Church) nearby that was completed in 1333.  It's not as famous but is Hannover's oldest church and is known for its Passion Altar by Lucas Cranach and the collection of icons in St. Anne's Chapel (neither of which I have seen) .

Okay, before you say anything, this is as straight as I'll get the tower of the church (I used the ruler on the center of the lower front window)!  I clearly was standing a bit off center when I took the pic in March of 2005.  Also, you know I have a thing for clocks and towers/spires, so in this instance, it wasn't the overall church I tried to capture but the detail of the tower...because:

See that raised tile to the right of the lower window? It's a dove ("duve" in Low German), donated by Johann Duve in 1652 when he had the baroque spire erected on top of the tower.  It's thought to be Hannover's first advertisement sign. 



comments (14)

nice sky!
Ginnie Hart: How quickly we forget how nice the sky can be, right, Nicola?! That was taken in March of 2005. Thanks for stopping by.
  • dafredo
  • the wineyard
  • 5 Feb 2007, 00:17
ten to one, it's time for a glass of wine ;-) just kidding, even if I am currently drinking a nice white wine. It's nice to have a glass in front of the superbowl though ;-) go Chicago !!!! Well I 've been once to Chicago but never to Indianapolis ...
anyway, I like the crookedness of the shot though, it adds charms
have a good end of Sunday or a good Monday
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yeah! We missed the Superbowl! Now I have to find out who won!!

Thanks for stopping by, Dafredo! Crooked is as crooked does! smile
Common now you could have tilted it a little more it like my Ottawa Parliament shot smile The little "duve" adds a nice touch of history and uniqueness to this piece. What is also interesting, at least to me, is that the lower stones are clean while the upper stones look to be black from pollution and yet to be cleaned. Many older buildings in Europe are like this. Nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: It does look like the bricks in each area of the tower are different, John, so I wonder if it doesn't have anything to do with polution? But I don't know. It intrigues me as well. I always want to know these things.

As always, thanks for your comment.
Hello Ginnie, this is a nice, crisp shot. I like it a lot, nice - warm colours, and atmosphere. I like the way you placed the building in the frame, nicely done.

Regards,
Raymond.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Raymond. You're very kind to comment.
Oh Ginnie, here is that beautiful greenish roof! And with a tower clock like the ones you love so much! What are the spiky things pointing out of both sides?
Ginnie Hart: Yup. I LOVE that verdigris! And the clock! Those spiky things might be water spouts but I don't know for sure. Many old buildings have them with different designs but I think they serve a purpose. Maybe someone else knows?

Thanks, dear Samira, for stopping by and commenting.
Very sharp details here, I like very much the colors too smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a lot, Zeb.
  • Louis
  • back from endurance riding and baked in the sun
  • 5 Feb 2007, 08:15
Before we say anything ... so what happened to freedom of speech. Just because of that, i want to say that when i look at an old building like this there is always something to wonder about - this time it is about how many times those wooden shutters have been replaced since 1333?

If that dovetile is some kind of an ad, Johann must have been issuing binoculars for the people to see it. Modern day billboard advertisers would frown at it.

Great detail and colour contrasts. Even if i do understand the mission of your post, i still miss the top of the tower.
Ginnie Hart: You are so funny, Louis. I love your type of humor. smile I always wonder what bits and pieces on these old buildings are old and relatively new, especially since after the wars certain parts have to be renovated or replaced.

And in regards to Johann's "size," I'm guessing like most things, everythig gets bigger over time as we supposedly get better and better.

The top of the tower? As you see, I did enclose a link for you to see it. That was the least I could do. smile
Nice commentary. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Daniel. smile
Well dear Ginnie, yes it is pretty much vertically straight (nothing to do with Johann's size I am sure)!! the horizontal is down to architectural imperfections!! Beautifully shot, exposed and pinpoint focus, very good piece of work indeed. The colours are also great, the contrast between the sky and verdi gris is great. You been using the noise reduction again? I can see some artefacts around the building, but not too bad. Kindest wishes, Neil.
Ginnie Hart: No, Neil, I didn't use the noise reduction on this. Just the normal or maybe more-than-normal sharpening, contrast, saturation, etc. I don't think my eyes are as young/good as yours (obviously). sad

Thanks, of course, for your comment, kind sir.
  • julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 5 Feb 2007, 18:53
Beautifully captured and super sharp! And the blue sky is perfect as background. I love it. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Julischka. I think we're all waiting for those blue skies again! smile
I love the blue background that fits perfect "green copper" roofing. Compared to what you posted yesterday, this don't give me as much... sorry
Ginnie Hart: HA. Well, that's okay, Aksel. These are all landmarks here in Hannover and I also have my favorites. Thanks a million for leaving a comment.
Fine piece of history Ginnie - and I cant see any artifacts wink
Ginnie Hart: You're way too nice, Mr. Chris, and I love it. smile
That is an interesting bit of history and a nice crisp picture to go with it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Martin.
Are you *absolutely sure* you couldn't get it any straighter, Ginnie? I really think it spoils....haha just messin' wit ya. The fella might have been known for his Charity, but he was still an astute man...putting up an advert on a church tower, now there's an idea...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Psychodudu, you were messin' with me. smile

He WAS a bit astute/sneaky with that, wasn't he. I totally missed it until I read about it. Even after seeing it in my photo, I still went back to see it in real life. Now THAT'S advertisement when it makes you look twice! smile

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