Reichstag Dome


The decision to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin was made after the reunification of Germany. It was also decided that the original Reichstag building be constructed with a dome that emphasized a unified Germany. Architect Norman Foster designed the new Reichstag in 1993. He did not originally want a dome, but his original design was rejected, partly due to the unrealistic costs. The dome you see in these photos was at first controversial, but has become accepted as one of Berlin’s most important landmarks. It derives from a design by Gottfried Böhm, which was added to the competition information in 1992. Foster consequently gave up his resistance against it. The dome was constructed by Waagner-Biro.

Dome From Inside

Reichstag 1 - Name




About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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7 Responses to Reichstag Dome

  1. Wow! Great photography.

  2. fascinating Bruce – had no idea…and I’d wondered when they moved back from Bonn – such a sweet little town…

    • bldodson says:

      I’ve never been to Bonn. Maybe some day.

    • bldodson says:

      Sound of Water – Review

      Sound of Water is as rich and fulfilling as the frequent recipes described within, a feast of detail and description. A fascinating travelogue of time and place takes us from post war Germany to Hong Kong, Malaya, and New Zealand , interspaced with tidbits of drama and eloquent descriptions of both everyday and historical events ranging from dogs rescued at Dunkirk, to opera, Beethoven, belly dancers, and growing old. The reader is served intellectual appetizers and insights cooked up from the industrial revolution, Nuremburg Trials and Greenpeace. The Davies menu offers thoughts on mynah birds, yoga, and human rights, well seasoned by a mind that cooks up morsels gleaned from her many years as journalist, world traveler, and voracious reader. Sound of Water is a feast of words and introspection, life and love and even death.

      • Dear Bruce, what a thoughtful, generous and articulate review of my book – thank you so much… you make me feel as though I’d like to read it !!!!

        Thank you again, very much appreciated, good friend.
        Maybe there will be an opportunity to use it when I find another publisher !

  3. You have a very fine eye.

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