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Old October 21st, 2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Chemnitz - City of Modernity

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Old October 21st, 2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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Old October 21st, 2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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Nice shots, thx for sharing!
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Old October 21st, 2012, 10:13 PM   #4
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Well, it's not picturesque or so, but the city doesn't look that bad. Anyway, your photography is cool!
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Old October 21st, 2012, 10:21 PM   #5
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Chemnitz is known to me as one the ugliest German cities. WWII and the rebuilding afterwards almost completely ruined the city.
Considering that, the photos look really nice, Jugendstil!
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Old October 21st, 2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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Chemnitz looks way better than I expected. However, I don't think it is "known as one the ugliest German cities". That is a cliché, at best.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 10:42 PM   #7
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I don't think it's that ugly. Not cozy, but neither ugly.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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Chemnitz is known to me as one the ugliest German cities. WWII and the rebuilding afterwards almost completely ruined the city.
Considering that, the photos look really nice, Jugendstil!
Here in Saxony we say, Dresden and Leipzig are the two beautiful sisters who want to outdo each other and Chemnitz is the little ugly sister with the braces and the horn-rimmed glasses.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 11:14 PM   #9
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Old October 21st, 2012, 11:17 PM   #10
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Chemnitz looks way better than I expected. However, I don't think it is "known as one the ugliest German cities". That is a cliché, at best.
Well, that's what I heard so far of Chemnitz... And yes, that might be a cliché.

I can imagine, that in the last 20 years the city improved alot, as those picture really show a nice, modern city...
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Old October 21st, 2012, 11:19 PM   #11
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Your pride for the city comes through in your pictures.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 11:25 PM   #12
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I can imagine, that in the last 20 years the city improved alot, as those picture really show a nice, modern city...
That is correct. Since reunification, Chemnitz has changed. The complete city center was built almost new. When you walk through the streets today, we see a modern and clean city. It's almost a shame that you have to regularly read in the local newspapers that the city is losing population and faster aging.
The city has recognized the problem partially, and will at least get in the coming years, the university sometimes more in the city center. This should then bring young people into the center and revive this a little more.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 11:37 PM   #13
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Germany never ceases to amaze with all it´s hundreds of stunningly impressive cities!
If Chemnitz is the least pretty it´s still really great.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 02:44 AM   #14
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It is hard to compare Chemnitz with another german city even in the old GDR region. In pictures you can see, that the damages in the centre after the air raid in March 45 were hard but major parts reconstructable. http://www.chemnitzer-friedenstag.de/2005/maerz.html Sadly the new name of the town was program after the war.

But nevertheless it has its unique charme. Until now "Jugendstil" concentrated his pictures on the center of the city. In Germany or at least among people who are interested in architecture it is known for its large number of Gründerzeit and Jugendstil buildings in the Living quarters like Kaßberg or Sonnenberg or even its industrial architecture. I am sure "Jugenstil" is going to show us sth. of that with his next updates .
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 11:39 AM   #15
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Chemnitz doesn't look depressive at all. I could see many interesting buildings and the city looks well kept. I think, that Wessies are overly critical about the East which has a lot of beauty, even if shadowed by years of neglect.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 03:50 PM   #16
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Again, really nice photos, Jugendstil!

@artoor: It doesn't matter if you live in the East or West of Germany. Every big city (>100,000) was destroyed and ****ed up after WWII. The post-war reconstructions were really bad regardless of whether in the East or in the West (with some exceptions like Munich, Freiburg or Münster).
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Looking really a very nice town; thanks for those photos
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 08:24 PM   #18
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Again, really nice photos, Jugendstil!

@artoor: It doesn't matter if you live in the East or West of Germany. Every big city (>100,000) was destroyed and ****ed up after WWII. The post-war reconstructions were really bad regardless of whether in the East or in the West (with some exceptions like Munich, Freiburg or Münster).
That might be the case and that´s just sad and bad...
but german cities look way better than all others
I´ve seen regardless which makes you wonder...
How fantastic did they look before
the wars and the bombs???!!!
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