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Old April 18th, 2013, 11:41 PM   #61
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This old thing?:

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Old April 23rd, 2013, 05:46 PM   #62
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Another view, northward up Prager-Straße:

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Old April 23rd, 2013, 06:10 PM   #63
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There's a part of me that feels if I had to pick between a fully restored NeuMarkt vs a fully restored Prager Strasse, I'd go with the Prager Str., Hauptbahnhof to the AltMarkt. What a jewel of a street.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 06:24 PM   #64
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There's a part of me that feels if I had to pick between a fully restored NeuMarkt vs a fully restored Prager Strasse, I'd go with the Prager Str., Hauptbahnhof to the AltMarkt. What a jewel of a street.
?!?!? I think you're alone on that one.
Don't get me wrong; Prager-Straße was a jewel, but more precious than the whole of the Neumarkt?
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Old April 26th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #65
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I just LOVE this:
What are the materials used for the roofing? I saw a painting in the Stadtmuseum in the Landhaus showing a blue tint, which is also used in colorized postcards from the early 20th century. Some sort of metal? But in this image, there seem to be tiles or shingles ...
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Old April 26th, 2013, 10:45 PM   #66
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I don't know abou this building specically, but I do know that other 19th century structures in Germany had copper roofs that were molded to look similar to tiles or shingles. Copper weathers in a variety of colors depending on the region, pollution, treatment, etc. and a bluish tinge can be a result.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 06:17 PM   #67
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I don't know abou this building specically, but I do know that other 19th century structures in Germany had copper roofs that were molded to look similar to tiles or shingles. Copper weathers in a variety of colors depending on the region, pollution, treatment, etc. and a bluish tinge can be a result.
I don't think it's copper. Some of the seams and ornamentation perhaps, but not the large flat, areas.
Here is a detail of a painting I did in the '90s, using the colors I saw in the aforementioned painting at the Landhaus as a guide:


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Old May 2nd, 2013, 09:30 PM   #68
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Can we see the whole painting? You're an artist!
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:06 PM   #69
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Does anyone have any pictures of the very ornamnetal building to the left in this picture?



I don't think any pictures have been posted of it so far in this tread (besides the one above of course).
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Can we see the whole painting? You're an artist!

Thanks. Here it is. There are some inaccuracies, I know now. it's called INNENSTADT, and it's from 1993. I remember listening to Elvis Costello & the Brodsky Quartet while I did it.

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Does anyone have any pictures of the very ornamnetal building to the left in this picture?



I don't think any pictures have been posted of it so far in this tread (besides the one above of course).
It was a very over the top Art Nouveau building.

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:58 PM   #72
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Thanks. Here it is. There are some inaccuracies, I know now. it's called INNENSTADT, and it's from 1993. I remember listening to Elvis Costello & the Brodsky Quartet while I did it.

Great job! Thanks!
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 04:28 AM   #73
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Thanks. Here it is. There are some inaccuracies, I know now. it's called INNENSTADT, and it's from 1993. I remember listening to Elvis Costello & the Brodsky Quartet while I did it.

Simply beautiful. You surely have much talent and created a lovely rememberance of old Dresden. Excellent.

Regarding the roofing materials, though, is the bluish tone is creative license? I still believe a builiding of its stature could very well have had a fully copper roof. Otherwise it would have been clay tiles that could have been stained. Asphalt shingles would not have been used, nor would most other metals since rusting would be an issue.
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Simply beautiful. You surely have much talent and created a lovely rememberance of old Dresden. Excellent.

Regarding the roofing materials, though, is the bluish tone is creative license? I still believe a builiding of its stature could very well have had a fully copper roof. Otherwise it would have been clay tiles that could have been stained. Asphalt shingles would not have been used, nor would most other metals since rusting would be an issue.
Thanks. I knew less about the place then.
There was a painting in the Stadtmuseum (in the Landhaus) that had the roofs that color. Also, hand-tinted postcards from the late 19th - early 20th centuries show a bluish tone. Some of them aren't too much older than the buildings and show it blue, no patina, just blue. that' is why I don't think it was copper.

This one was post-1911, since it was taken from the Rathausturm. And the roof was 25 or so years old by then. I see that the little "helmet" is copper in this version.

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could the material be slate? It is not really a material from the region, but in the Gründerzeit years, it was used almost everywhere if the building owner could afford it.
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yes. Clay/slate is likely. And naturally comes in different colors.
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Just Don't Step On My Blue Slate Roof

I think you're right. I googled "blue slate roof paris", and got this:

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I read–somewhere, sometime–that there was an architectural fad in Germany after the Franco-Prussian War, imitating Parisian architecture, which was new at the time. Something about"cultural spoils"?
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This, too, is a possibility. It's not bluish, but the texture is similar to the second pic. What material is Pic 1?:


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Looks like copper on the upper part and slate bellow (pic1).

Pic 2 was most likely slate.
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