© Jean B. Hall


Uploaded: October 14, 2008


View of Heidelberg, Germany, including the Neckar River and the Holy Ghost Church. The medieval church was built between 1398 and 1441 on a site where a Roman basilica once stood. It once housed the world’s largest library; but in 1622, during the Thirty Years War, the books were seized by General Tilly and the army of the Holy Roman Empire and sent to the Vatican. For 230 years – between 1706 and 1936 – the church was used by both Lutherans and Catholics, with a wall down the center separating the congregations. Today, it is a Protestant church.


Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 14, 2008

WHAT A VIEW, BEAUTIFUL capture Jean! #1016479

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. October 14, 2008


KARU. #6600277

Jean B. Hall October 14, 2008

Thanks so much, Nancy and Karu. I only wish we had had time on our day trip to spend more time in this beautiful city! #6600425

Tommy E. Burgess October 14, 2008

Beautiful capture Jean! #6600526

Jean B. Hall October 15, 2008

Thanks very much, Tommy! #6601126

frank w. degenhardt October 15, 2008

Jean- what a fabulous view of this place. Love the pov and the composition. The story behind the picture is outstanding also. Always love to read the story behind the picture. I also enjoy the depth. Beautiful lighting and clarity. Love the mix of colors and details.
Wonderful work, well captured #6602302

Jean B. Hall October 15, 2008

Thank you so much for your support and kind comments, Frank. I also like to know more about the photos I'm looking at and love it when folks provide details. Plus, in writing the captions, I usually learn a lot more about what I've seen and photographed. #6602972

Max Aureli October 15, 2008

Beautiful captured this nice scenery Jean!!! #6602996

Jean B. Hall October 15, 2008

Thank you very much, Max! #6603220

Connie J. Bagot October 15, 2008

Wonderful scene and I loved reading about the church. Beautiful! #6603259

Jean B. Hall October 15, 2008

Thanks very much for your supportive comments, Connie! #6603737

Steven W. Lepak October 16, 2008

Bravo Jean! Wonderful capture - and thanks for the history lesson. Keep up the great work. Best Regards, Steven #6609227

Jean B. Hall October 16, 2008

Thanks for your kind comment and encouragement, Steven! #6609674

Debra R. Harder October 17, 2008

WOW, Jean! Gorgeous scene you've captured! Beautiful lighting, colors and details!! Deb #6614347

Jean B. Hall October 17, 2008

Thanks very much, Debra! #6614471

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 02, 2008

Beautiful POV and composition, Jean! Wonderful! #6698931

Jean B. Hall November 03, 2008

Thanks very much, Terry. #6699673

Rhonda Burger December 10, 2008

It's called Heiligeistkirche. I loved this church. The hauptstrauss, gleuwein, the great organ concerts...oh thanks for refreshing memories. Rhonda #6876735

Jean B. Hall December 10, 2008

Thanks very much for your kind words, Rhonda -- and also for the additional information! #6876974

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