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Old October 14th, 2017, 11:00 PM   #2101
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Old October 25th, 2017, 11:43 AM   #2102
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FRANKFURT AM MAIN

FRANKFURTER DOM



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Old October 25th, 2017, 06:55 PM   #2103
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Kronberg is a suburb of Frankfurt nowadays but Hadamar is more than 60km away.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 10:12 PM   #2104
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Frankfurter Altstadt

Goldhutgasse



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Old October 25th, 2017, 10:43 PM   #2105
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Heiliggeistplätzchen



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Old October 25th, 2017, 11:17 PM   #2106
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Haus Frauenstein / Salzhaus





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Old October 25th, 2017, 11:50 PM   #2107
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FRANKFURT AM MAIN

ESCHENHEIMER GATE



GENERAL VIEW, THE RIVER AND WAREHOUSES



UNTERMAINQUAI, SAALHOF AND CATHEDRAL



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Old October 28th, 2017, 02:10 AM   #2108
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Just out of curiosity...

If a genie offered you to go back and spend a months time in the place of your choice and the year of your choice to see some of this stuff in person, what year would you choose and how would you spend your month?

...and you may travel as extensively as you like during this one month period, but you have to give the genie a date and place to begin.

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...and (in keeping with this thread) your month must be spent within the borders of the modern day Federal Republic of Germany.
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Old October 28th, 2017, 08:58 AM   #2110
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BREMEN

EMPEROR WILLIAM SQUARE



SCHUTTING



PALACE OF JUSTICE



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Old October 29th, 2017, 03:11 PM   #2111
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Those old photos are special. Anybody know how wide the lenses used were?
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Old October 29th, 2017, 03:18 PM   #2112
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Just out of curiosity...

If a genie offered you to go back and spend a months time in the place of your choice and the year of your choice to see some of this stuff in person, what year would you choose and how would you spend your month?

...and you may travel as extensively as you like during this one month period, but you have to give the genie a date and place to begin.
I actually would never go back anywhere, the old towns were usually in a really bad condition, hygiene was not really common and the pollution was heavy. I would much rather enjoy them now, in 2017. Some people have this idealized picture of Europe in the 19th and 20th century which is just completely wrong. It wasn't a human-friendly place back then, and it wasn't that pretty.
Old towns really started to shine in recent years. I mean, Prague or Krakow were never more beautiful than they are now, and I would much rather see a reconstructed Dresden, Munich or Frankfurt instead of seeing the "originals" in 1917, when they weren't as perfect as many here think they were.
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Old October 29th, 2017, 10:34 PM   #2113
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^ I completely agree, many of these old towns were slums before the war, and in many cases their value was only re-discovered after they were lost (see Hannover as an example). I would have loved to live the 1920's in Berlin though.
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[...]many of these old towns were slums before the war.
I wouldn't go as far as to call them slums, but a lot of them certainly were in a state of disrepair. This doesn't necessarily make them ugly or unattractive, though. Budapest is filled with buildings that probably haven't had their exteriors seen to in almost a century. They are, however, still unmistakeabley beautiful, and indeed Budapest itself is certainly one of the world's most beautiful cities. That is of course, ignoring everything else that makes Budapest amazing.

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If you're interested in 1920s Berlin, I would strongly suggest reading 'Walking in Berlin" by Franz Hessel. In it he takes note of the 'Golden Twenties' as they were in Berlin from his socialite perspective. It's an incredibly interesting read and really drives home how much of that wonderful city was destroyed. Even then, at one point he describes 'the various shades of grey that constitute Berlin' or something to that effect.

A lack of maintaince on the outside doesn't mean there's not something worth discovering on the inside. Personally, I'd jump at the opportunity to spend an hour in any of Europe's destroyed cities, regardless of how they might disrupt some of my modern sensitivities
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Old October 31st, 2017, 11:30 PM   #2115
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BREMEN

ROLAND MONUMENT



IN THE HEEDENTHOR



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Old November 5th, 2017, 06:53 PM   #2116
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Old November 5th, 2017, 07:25 PM   #2117
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Old November 5th, 2017, 07:46 PM   #2118
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Old November 5th, 2017, 08:23 PM   #2119
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Just out of curiosity...

If a genie offered you to go back and spend a months time in the place of your choice and the year of your choice to see some of this stuff in person, what year would you choose and how would you spend your month?

...and you may travel as extensively as you like during this one month period, but you have to give the genie a date and place to begin.
I would select Berlin 1913. The imperial capital was booming with vitality and regal pomp, and the city was in its most attractive state. This last full year of the monarchy--having seen 25 years of unprecedented peace--showed Berlin as an architectural jewel as well as a world class social and cultural haven. Of course, travels to Dresden, Frankfurt, and Hamburg would round out the year of 1913.

As posted by others, the "slums" label for the old neighborhoods is somewhat unfair; certainly by standards/definitions of latter 20th century slums in the USA. While modern paints and cleaning techniques were missing, the raw glory of the structures, road networks, and maintenance regimens of the day made the cities quite lovely. The only problem I would anticipate would be the smells.
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