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Old August 7th, 2010, 06:33 PM   #1761
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Mostly because the "renovations" did not do much for them... they're still ugly.
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Old August 13th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #1762
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Probably the coat of arms of the Beichling(en) family. The Beichlings were a minor noble family from Thuringia, which was later ennobled to counts of the empire. The imperial eagle probably depics this, while the other parts probably just represent the estates in Thuringia, which often were very small. The lion could be the Bohemian lion, but this doesn't make a lot of sense for a Saxon/Thuringian family.

Actually, I believe the heraldry under the arch on the British hotel is the coat of arms for the former owner of the property, L.G. von Hoym.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #1763
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Actually, I believe the heraldry under the arch on the British hotel is the coat of arms for the former owner of the property, L.G. von Hoym.
Oh, well that would make sense.

Does anyone know what they're planning on building directly opposite the British Hotel? At the moment it's just facing out onto a wasteland of scrub and weeds.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 01:43 AM   #1764
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Oh, well that would make sense.

Does anyone know what they're planning on building directly opposite the British Hotel? At the moment it's just facing out onto a wasteland of scrub and weeds.
Palais Hoym.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 12:15 PM   #1765
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Palais Hoym.
Ah, I see. I didn't realise it was once directly opposite the BH!
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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #1766
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And directly behind the BH was the Palais de Saxe which may hopefully be rebuilt when the communist era buildings along Wilsdrufer strasse are taken down. But this may take 30 years.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #1767
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It has been quite a few years since I first visited Dresden (Jan 1998). I am so happy to see so much more has been accomplished since then. Of course, the city will never be the same as it once was. I am glad also to see many buildings being razed to allow for the reconstruction. It is really looking great! Let's hope for much more.

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Old August 19th, 2010, 10:49 PM   #1768
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Yes, a lot has been done at Rampische Strasse! Just check the previous pages, I'm sure you will be very pleased.
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Old August 20th, 2010, 11:50 AM   #1769
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Most impressive!

I also visited Dresden in the 90'ies (about '95 I think) and I can hardly believe my eyes when looking at these pictures! I makes me want to go back and check it out.

Dresden is truly an inspiring example of reconstruction mixed with development, I just wish more cities could follow its example. In Sweden such a project would be politically impossible
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Old August 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM   #1770
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Im thinking of visiting Dresden. These reconstructions are amazing. My question is how easy is it to get from Berlin to Dresden and then from Dresden to Vienna. Are there direct trains? Border control etc.
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Old August 21st, 2010, 08:50 PM   #1771
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Dresden is truly an inspiring example of reconstruction mixed with development, I just wish more cities could follow its example. In Sweden such a project would be politically impossible
Why would it be impossible? are the Swedes or their government anti-historical preservation?
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Old August 21st, 2010, 08:57 PM   #1772
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Im thinking of visiting Dresden. These reconstructions are amazing. My question is how easy is it to get from Berlin to Dresden and then from Dresden to Vienna. Are there direct trains? Border control etc.
There are direct connections between all three cities, and no border controls (Schengen area). The train between Dresden and Vienna stops at Prague, which you shouldn't miss.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 01:46 PM   #1773
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Im thinking of visiting Dresden. These reconstructions are amazing. My question is how easy is it to get from Berlin to Dresden and then from Dresden to Vienna. Are there direct trains? Border control etc.
Welcome to the wonderful world of www.db.de
There is an English version and you can easily book directly from the site. Prices increase the closer you get to your travel date, and I recommend booking a seat reservation as you could either end up standing for the journey or keep being thrown out of seats by irate passengers with reservations.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 11:50 PM   #1774
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Why would it be impossible? are the Swedes or their government anti-historical preservation?
Well, I guess you could say so. We managed to escape the terrors of WWII only to demolish our cities by ourselves in the 60ies and 70ies. And it does not stop there! Right now we have the unique chance to restore the downtown area called "Slussen" (the lock), right in the old town. But rather than a historical reconstruction the city planners have decided to go ahead with a modernistic scheme consisting of concrete, steel and glass.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slussen

But that's a topic for another thread!
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 04:53 AM   #1775
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Well, I guess you could say so. We managed to escape the terrors of WWII only to demolish our cities by ourselves in the 60ies and 70ies. And it does not stop there! Right now we have the unique chance to restore the downtown area called "Slussen" (the lock), right in the old town. But rather than a historical reconstruction the city planners have decided to go ahead with a modernistic scheme consisting of concrete, steel and glass.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slussen

But that's a topic for another thread!
the Slussen is another thread but the theme/concept is definitely on topic here.

Your line "I guess you could say so. We managed to escape the terrors of WWII only to demolish our cities by ourselves in the 60ies and 70ies" is so, so, so depressing and unfortunate. I've often wonder had Dresden been spared would the hundreds of years old structures been considered inappropriate for communist use and destroyed anyway? Would the narrow streets and small spaces been considered non useful and removed? Very likely. So many cities suffer from the disease gripping the Slussen. The is a great book--great in terms of depressing content--called Lost Chicago that chronicles all the wonderful, worth-keeping architecture that was destroyed to make way for Mies Vanderohe's legacies.
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Old August 29th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #1776
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I wish i was living in Dresden...
Ausgezeichnet!
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Old September 8th, 2010, 05:21 PM   #1777
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Rampische Straße 29:


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Old September 18th, 2010, 11:37 AM   #1778
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Quartier VIII is moving along nicely...







Source: http://bausituation-dresden.blogspot.com/

Rampische Straße 29:

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Old September 18th, 2010, 11:31 PM   #1779
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No.29 is just lovely!
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Some more pics from http://bausituation-dresden.blogspot.com/:













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