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Old September 29th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #561
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Naschmarkt, Leipzig. On the left the town hall, the right side was destroyed around 1900 for a new exhibition hall, behind the exchange (in the middle) is a Commie block today:

What an beautiful square Hopefully it still exists....
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Old September 29th, 2011, 08:49 PM   #562
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Naschmarkt, Leipzig. On the left the town hall, the right side was destroyed around 1900 for a new exhibition hall, behind the exchange (in the middle) is a Commie block today
What an beautiful square Hopefully it still exists....
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Old September 30th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #563
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Do you have any idea how flawed your logic is (Not that you seem to have much at all anyways)? Because I like old buildings, I must automatically like clothes from 1800 to, correct? Should I throw away my jeans and throw on the nearest leather pants I can find? Because I like certain old things, I must love all things that are old and shun all things that are new? Maybe you should just stop.



What? I just like old architecture. Everything else you're bringing up makes no sense. This argument is frivolous. I have no problem with new architecture, as long as it doesn't upset the charm and beauty of old European cities. If somebody wanted to place a glass skyscraper in the middle of Venice, I'm sure you'd object too, no?



And here we have the ultimate example of a hypocrite. You seem to have a hatred for people who like old architecture. Were you molested by a baroque architect in your youth perhaps?



Modern architecture has some beauty and some new skyscrapers today are very beautiful, but I'll take old European architecture over glass and metal any day. I'm sorry you have such a problem with other people's opinions. I suggest you grow up and stop obsessing over trivial things like this.
You know what the problem is with some people, they want that everybody agrees with THEIR opinion. And the problem is for these kind of persons are: when not everybody agrees with their opinion, they get mad and go over to bully the person until they say 'OK I agree', which is never going to happen. Everybody has an different opinion, remind that. But there're always morons which will NEVER UNDERSTAND and have a difficult life because they DON'T want to learn their lesson.

Anyway, skyscrapers are welcome in new districts, not on historic sites. I hope many German cities are going to be rebuild and it's very good to hear that Frankfurt am Main is going also starting to reconstruct too. It was about time that was going to happen. Then finally Frankfurt get's an part of it's historic heart back. Question: are they also going to reconstruct the Salzhaus to and the former timber-framed houses at the leftside of the Rathaus at the Romer?
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Old October 15th, 2011, 07:22 AM   #564
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Because this thread has been frozen in the last days, I'd like to share some pictures, this time about the Paulinerkirche in Leipzig.

Originally part of a Dominican monastery, the church became part of the University of Leipzig after the Reformation, being inaugurated by Luther in 1545.





In the late 19th/early 20th century, neogothic ornaments were added to the façade:







Interior:





The church actually survived WW2 almost intact, losing only part of the façade ornaments added before.





Despite its excellent state of preservation, the church was blown up by the Communists in 1968.

Luckily for us, the church was well documented,, as you can see here (source for all pictures above), so at least an accurate virtual reconstruction is possible.
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Old October 15th, 2011, 08:12 PM   #565
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Why did they level it? Was there a specific reason?
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Old October 16th, 2011, 06:06 AM   #566
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Old October 19th, 2011, 12:40 AM   #567
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Why did they level it? Was there a specific reason?
It's a communist thing. And they don't discriminate, either Chinese palaces, Mongolian temples or Polish churches...
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Old October 19th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #568
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What an beautiful square Hopefully it still exists....
It does...to some extent.

Statues located on the building in the center of the old pic:

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Old October 19th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #569
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Cologne / Köln


Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 2 (Quelle: Bilderbuch-Köln)


Hauptpost und Bankenviertel (Quelle: Bilderbuch-Köln)


Frankenwerft, Altstadt (Quelle: Bilderbuch-Köln)


Altermarkt (Quelle: Bilderbuch-Köln)
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 10:21 PM   #570
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true, thats because of the stones.
Er No its becasue of C19th & early C20th industrial pollution. Most industrial cities buildings were covered in industrial grime until major cleaning works from the 60's onwards.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 04:19 PM   #571
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No. It's a characteristic of the Elbe sandstone, which turns black after a while. Even without any pollution. That's why almost every sandstone building in Dresden is black.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 06:27 PM   #572
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Well-known Berlin photo showing the Völkerkundemuseum (Berlin Ethnological Museum, right) and the Prussian Landtag (center). To the left is (was) a structure which, according to the Bundesrat website, was a ballroom, although that's the only info I've found about it.

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Well-known photo? I've seen a lot of old Berlin, but it's the very 1st time I see one of this perspective.

I've always been really interested in that small ballroom building to the left. I wish it was still there.
Berlin rather lacks such structures nowadays.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 10:10 PM   #574
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Cathedral in Cologne, 1863

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On the left are Commie blocks now

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Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 2 (Quelle: Bilderbuch-Köln)


Hauptpost und Bankenviertel (Quelle: Bilderbuch-Köln)


Frankenwerft, Altstadt (Quelle: Bilderbuch-Köln)


Altermarkt (Quelle: Bilderbuch-Köln)
Cologne was such a beautiful city! Are there any plans to reconstruct some streets/places like the Domplatz, Altmarkt or Heumarkt? That would be very nice.
I've been to Cologne 3 years ago and they did great work with some colorful houses the Groß St. Martin and the Rhine-promenade Go Cologne!
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Old November 24th, 2011, 10:48 PM   #577
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Actually contemporary German reports don't rate Berlin that high. It was a dynamic, wild city that never slept, but architecturally Berlin was never described as a beauty. There are quite a few nasty quotes about Berlin by prominent writers like Tucholsky.
And if you know the pics of Hitler in Paris you see that he admired the city quite a lot. Paris was still something else.
I think the reason that Hitler admired Paris so much was because he preferred formal arrangements of buidings such as Hausmann had provided in that city (witness his (Hitler's) plans for Berlin). However, from what I have seen from many many photos of prewar Berlin it was a fabulous city and could possibly rival Paris but from a different perspective. Certainly it's major buildings were of world class, only inferior to a few outstanding landmarks in Paris such as the Louvre or Notre Dame Cathedral.
The rebuilding of so many damaged/destroyed prewar buildings in Germany over the past 30 odd years is to be applauded as the country is so much nicer now than it was back in the 70's when I first visited.
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Old market place in Stuttgart

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The old timberframe town hall! Magnificent photos


Some time ago, I also posted them there: Old Stuttgart Thread
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Another one from that flick gallery, showing Schillerplatz (luckily not looking too different nowadays):

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Schillerplatz Square, Stuttgart, Germany von Swedish National Heritage Board auf Flickr
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