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Old July 26th, 2011, 09:39 AM   #541
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Great contribution to this thread, thanks a lot!

Some of those Berlin palais are really sad losses. I didn't know the courtyard side of Palais Mosse, what a spectacular sight! Too bad it's gone and can't be reconstructed (at this place) now.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #542
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Well, pre-war Germany was pretty grey and dull. I'm from former Commie-Germany, and our towns turned colorful only in the 90s.
Dresdens Frauenkirche in the 30s:


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What happened with the color of the stone?
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Old July 28th, 2011, 09:02 PM   #543
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Tnank you! Some more

Palais Prinz Karl, photo taken when the Wilhelmplatz used to be a beautiful place...



First time I see a picture of the garden fašade:



Wittenbergplatz, with the U-Bahn building by Grenander, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the background



The Schlo▀freiheit, a residential ensemble across the street from Portal III of the City Palace


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Old July 29th, 2011, 05:19 AM   #544
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Well, pre-war Germany was pretty grey and dull. I'm from former Commie-Germany, and our towns turned colorful only in the 90s.
Dresdens Frauenkirche in the 30s:


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Jesus.... it's black! Wow.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 08:33 AM   #545
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The reconstructed Frauenkirche will turn black at some point, too.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 05:07 PM   #546
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The reconstructed Frauenkirche will turn black at some point, too.
true, thats because of the stones.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 04:34 PM   #547
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I always find it funny, hearing mostly Americans comment on how Dresden today is kind of eerie, with all the "charred" buildings, because of the bombing. They're actually not charred at all. XD This is how they are supposed to look!
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I always find it funny, hearing mostly Americans comment on how Dresden today is kind of eerie, with all the "charred" buildings, because of the bombing. They're actually not charred at all. XD This is how they are supposed to look!
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Two more of Dresden:



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I enjoy viewing these photos, I was born in Berlin and my father was from Dresden.
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Great Photos, thanks for sharing!
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What happened with the color of the stone?

The type of sandstone used heavily on the most important buildings in Dresden oxidized when exposed to air, and turned black. You can see excellent examples of this phenomenon on the remains of the Dreikonigs Kirche in the neustadt. The new Frauenkirche is not constructed with the same type of stone, so the blackness will not reappear over time.
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^ Where did you get this (to my knowledge false) information from?

The new parts are also made of Elbe sandstone, so of course they'll become black over time.
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^ Where did you get this (to my knowledge false) information from?

The new parts are also made of Elbe sandstone, so of course they'll become black over time.

Directly from the people I met with at Dresden architectural council 2 years ago.
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U-Bahnhof Stralauer Tor in Berlin, named after a former city gate near its location. This was the original U1 eastern terminus until Warschauer BrŘcke (today Warschauer Stra▀e) was completed.


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The Marketplace of my Family's Hometown in Berlinchen/Barlinek.

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Berlin Alexanderplatz 1900

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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:

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