Dresden's Frauenkirche is now rebuilt, ionarts reports. This is amazing to see. When I visited Dresden nine years ago, staying in a former East German computer factory that had been converted into a massively creepy budget hotel, the Frauenkirche consisted of ruins and piles of stone. I remember thinking that the project would take decades to complete, if it happened at all. I don't subscribe to the thesis that the Dresden bombings were a "war crime"; in the final balance, the Allies treated the Germans with abnormal civility. But it was moving to read that the silver cross now atop the Frauenkirche was made by the son of one of the bomber pilots.