Facts about the image, Frauenkirche and Piazza Nova
The Frauenkirche is at 91.23m the tallest building in the Dresden Altstadt and is described as its Wahrzeichen (biggest landmark) completed in 1745 by Georg Bähr under the reign of August der Starke was severely damaged by the allied bombing on 13 and 14 February 1945 finally collapsing on 15 February 1945 was painstakingly rebuilt in all its original splendour after the German reunification. The Frauenkirche remains to this day a Lutheran church and has a bronze statue of Martin Luther in front of it.
Dresden Frauenkirche and Piazza Nova, The square around the Frauenkirche known as the Neumarkt (new square or in Italian Piazza Nova), the entire square has also been rebuilt and an Italian restaurant on the left of the image appropriately named. This image created on a rare sunny January afternoon, has been taken from the only side of the nearly 95m tall church from which you can get a clear view of the entire building, from all other sides you cannot get far enough way due to other buildings to see both the top and base of the Frauenkirche except through a fish eye lens.
The Frauenkirche and its destruction is one of the main reasons why Dresden is twinned with Coventry which also saw the destruction of its cathedral in the second war, the cross on the roof of the Frauenkirche was donated by the people of Coventry, made in London and presented by Prince Michael of Kent who made a speech as the cross was hoisted into position.