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Old September 7th, 2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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Dresden (August 2011)

At the end of August I had the opportunity to visit Dresden for two days. The first day was mostly rainy, so the photos are a little bit depressing. I hope you like them, anyway!

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When I arrived the Neumarkt the sun came out

























The tower of the "Neues Rathaus":

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Old September 7th, 2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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The reconstructed Old City is beginning to look just like a Bernardo Bellotto painting. It looked really depressing back in 1977 when I visited.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 11:30 PM   #3
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To reconstruct the Neumarkt was indeed the right decision.

However, Dresden has much more to offer than that location. Im looking forward for more pictures
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Old September 8th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #4
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The new old town looks nice
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Old September 8th, 2011, 03:26 AM   #5
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This Prager strasse really looks depressing. OMG.

What a contrast to the beautiful Neumarkt.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 11:50 AM   #6
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Neumarkt is heaven on Earth in any weather!
Ultra large contrasts just like in Halle (Saale)
Prager Strasse looks fine though since it´s in prime
condition and I´ve seen a lot worse examples in
eastern Europe and all over this continent.
Dresden is one of my ultimate favourite cities ever
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Old September 8th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #7
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Dresden its a great, very nice city; thanks for those shots
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Old September 8th, 2011, 01:55 PM   #8
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Old September 8th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #9
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NICE!
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Old September 9th, 2011, 09:12 AM   #10
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Nice new thread, thanks for the beautiful photos of Dresden....
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Second day and good weather :





































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Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing! But I am not sure whether I like the reconstructed Neumarkt, it seems to be a VERY artificial alien between the DDR architecture. Perhaps it would have been better to use the space for ambitious modern architecture that would fit in better.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #13
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I don't think modern architecture would fit better to the Frauenkirche, Kunstakademie, Polizeipräsidium, Johanneum, Albertinum and the castle.
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@ Malyan, I don't think the rebuilding of Dresden's core should be inspired by most of the surrounding bad architecture, but by the few remaining very good examples of architecture.
Like the Castle, Church of our Lady (Frauenkirche)...
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Some pictures of the inside of the Frauenkirche and of the surrounding area:

























































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Woah! light in this picture and related ones is amazingly beautiful! the sky looks like a painting

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Neumarkt is a perfect name, for a perfect place in a perfect city!
Could anything look more new, fresh and wonderful?
Most likely not
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AWESOME!
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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #19
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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:59 PM   #20
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Your new pictures are really wonderful, thank you! I really have to visit Dresden when I will be in Germany the next time.

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@ Malyan, I don't think the rebuilding of Dresden's core should be inspired by most of the surrounding bad architecture, but by the few remaining very good examples of architecture.
Like the Castle, Church of our Lady (Frauenkirche)...
True, but I am not sure whether you should design average residential, office and shop buildings after a few historic monuments that are absolutely not representative any more for the face of a city that consists mostly of modern architecture now. Of course, it would have been wonderful if these beutiful buildings wouldn´t have been destroyed - and if they had rebuilt them directly after the war, it would have been okay, too. But I really have a strange feeling about reconstructing whole streets and squares where there hasn´t been historic architecture for already more than 65 years. To mee, it seems like a statement of living in the past, a statement of not having any new, original ideas. And, by the way, it is a very, very unhistorich behaviour: In the middle ages or in baroque ages, no one would have thought of reconstructing an old building that has been destroyed by a fire, for example. If a romanesque church burned down in 13th century, it was, of course, being rebuilt in gothic style. If it burned down again in 16th century, it was, of course, being rebuilt in renaissance style. And if it burned down a third time in 18th century, it was, of course, being rebuilt in baroque style. The fact that today many European cities tend to reconstruct large areas feels like modern Europeans are ashamed of their own time, as if they were ashamed of themselves and their contemporary way of life.
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