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photoblog image Hannover's Opera House & Jewish Memorial

Hannover's Opera House & Jewish Memorial

Another big Hannover landmark is the Opernhaus (Opera House), a neo-classical structure created by the famous architect, Georg Ludvig Laves, and built from 1845-1852.  It can accommodate an audience of 1,220 people and is considered among the top 20 opera houses in the world.  It's just a couple blocks away from the Hauptbahnhof (train station).

In 1994 a Jewish Memorial was erected alongside the Opera House (foreground structure), recalling the Jews who were persecuted and deported during the Nazi period.

I took this pic in March of 2005 (not this trip)!  Two landmarks for the price of one.



Hannover's Opera House & Jewish Memorial

Another big Hannover landmark is the Opernhaus (Opera House), a neo-classical structure created by the famous architect, Georg Ludvig Laves, and built from 1845-1852.  It can accommodate an audience of 1,220 people and is considered among the top 20 opera houses in the world.  It's just a couple blocks away from the Hauptbahnhof (train station).

In 1994 a Jewish Memorial was erected alongside the Opera House (foreground structure), recalling the Jews who were persecuted and deported during the Nazi period.

I took this pic in March of 2005 (not this trip)!  Two landmarks for the price of one.



comments (16)

that's quite an architecture here! I recognize the roman/german style
cool picture
Ginnie Hart: Yup! All part of the Hannover landscape. Thanks for commenting, Dafredo.
Wow, it looks very similar to the Colón Theater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col%C3%B3n_Theater), in Buenos Aires! Very good choice in the angle, Ginnie!
Regarding my chemical comment yesterday, I apologize for not being more specific. Luckily, Louis came to the rescue, and he was right: copper carbonate forms a patina on statues and roofs made of copper or copper containing alloys, like bronze. And it's also used as a pigment. I still call it "greenish" or "grayish green" but now we can start calling it "copper carbonate green" wink
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Samira. The Buenos Aires theater is very similar!

And yes, Louis did help me out with my chemistry deficiency yesterday! smile Now that I know what you meant, I'll never forget it. smile
Lost of geometry in this shot and it works out very nicely. I like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Martin. I really like the simplicity of the Jewish Memorial.
I like the cubic forms in this one.
Great combo of colors, blue, coppergreen and stone/sand.
I liked the statue and the church as well
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your comment, Magnus. These structures are on one of Hannover's famous streets, the Georgstrasse. It's a very elegant boulevard, which is a perfect place for the Opera House!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 7 Feb 2007, 11:15
I'd love to go to a concert there, day or night. Beautiful picture. I think you should assemble a book of Hannover landmarks! Shutterfly or Photoworks would do nicely.
Ginnie Hart: Wow, Ruth. That is really a cool idea! I'm sure there are already plenty of Hannover books but it would be MY Hannover book, in English! smile Awww. Thanks for the thought...and comment.
Did you go there to hear a Wagner ?
Ginnie Hart: Haven't been there yet to see/hear anything, Zeb. For shame. We'll definitely have to find something to see! Soon! smile
magnifique bâtiment
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, O-P.
good composition
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 7 Feb 2007, 12:10
Good afternoon Gramma Ginn. Just taking a brief respite from the daily grind. Very well photographed, super composition and overall colour and contrast. This certainly will look good in a guide book. Very, very good work. Kindest regards and warmest wishes, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Neil. Thanks ever so much. It's a very bright, sunshiny day today, very similar to when I took this pic in 2005--but it's very cold! I think my camera would freeze up before too long outside.
  • Clint
  • 7 Feb 2007, 13:48
Very nice capture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Clint.
  • Louis
  • 7 Feb 2007, 13:53
That Georg Ludvig Laves can't be that famous, since i did not study under him. My mother was really picky and only chose the best for my further training. tongue

I think the cubes in this pics makes a nice composition and blue skies always add that xtra.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You are so funny, Louis. I didn't study him either, so we're in the same boat. smile

Thanks for your kind comment, as always.
Interesting building and beautiful spring day light.
Ginnie Hart: Ah yes, Dani. Spring is coming!
  • jelb
  • France
  • 7 Feb 2007, 16:45
Bonjour,
Light and tones are very well..Mouving structure!..Bravo!..Do you agree I write your link on my blog ? (sorry if incorrect English)
Ginnie Hart: You are very sweet and kind, Jelb. I'd be very honored for you to add me as a link on your blog.
  • julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 7 Feb 2007, 18:45
This is a very beautiful shot! Great contrast! I add it to my likeys.
Ginnie Hart: You're so very kind, Julischka. Thank you!
Great glow in the building and a perfect contrast to the blue sky. I also like the tree on the right - it's almost like a big candelabrum among the beautiful buildings
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Aksel, a glow is right, against the blue sky! One thing about photos in March is that the trees are still bare enough to show off the buildings/structures. But to think of a tree as a candelabrum is very poetic. I quite like that! Thank you kindly for your comment.
  • Ellie
  • 7 Feb 2007, 23:54
A really crisp picture, packed full of interesting detail. The buildings are a really lovely colour.

I'll go with along Ruth's idea wink
Ginnie Hart: I love how you come in right at the "witching" hour, Ellie, and think about how late it is for you! Are you a night owl??!! smile

Anyway, thank you kindly for your comment. Most people would not think of Hannover as a lovely city to go visit without a reason, but I find gems everywhere!

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