Revenki's photos with the Dresden

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
The Brühlsche Terrasse (Brühl's Terrace) along the Elbe River, with the Albertinum in the foreground and the royal palace, cathedral, Augustusbrücke, and Semper Opera House in the distance.
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
The inside of the inner dome.
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
The apex cross from the original dome, recovered from the rubble pile during reconstruction.
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
The sanctuary of the Frauenkirche. The dark portions at the base of the altar are, like the dark walls outside, remnants of the original structure, left visible in the reconstruction.
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
Looking down towards the Neumarkt from the Frauenkirche's observation deck. The "one of these things is not like the others" building in the middle is the ugly communist-era building with the socialist realism mural on the side. This view shows only a few…
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
Looking down through the oculus of the inner dome into the sanctuary. It's hard to appreciate just how big the Frauenkirche is until you see it from this particular vantage point -- those little dots seen through the oculus are people sitting in the pews.…
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
Old and new -- the dark stone was one of two large sections of wall left standing after the collapse of the church following the Allied firebombing of January 13, 1945, the lighter stone is part of the reconstruction. The sections don't match up, by desig…
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
The original location of the huge piece of debris shown in this picture.
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
The reconstructed Frauenkirche. The dark walls to either side and dark portions of the foundation are all that remained standing of the original church, while the dark blocks of stone in the reconstructed walls are pieces recovered intact from the rubble…
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
A chunk of the original "stone bell" dome of the Frauenkirche, recovered from the ruins during reconstruction. Note the plaque showing the debris' original location.
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
The Fürstenzug, or "Procession of Electors", a mural memorializing the Saxon princes on the outer wall of the Jagerhof. Originally sgrafitto, it was replaced with Meissen porcelain tiles in the 1800s.
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
The royal palace and the cathedral.
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
The royal palace.
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
The front of the Semper Opera House.
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
The recently restored Crown Gate, in the Zwinger gardens.
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
The bell pavillion of the Zwinger museum, with the royal palace in the background. The small white bells flanking the window with the clock are Meissen porcelain, rather than bronze, and have the peculiar hollow ring of a struck wineglass.
Added on July  3, 2007

Germany - Dresden

Germany - Dresden
A socialist-realism mural on one side of an ugly communist-era building near the palace and Altmarkt. Title: "Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss."
Added on July  3, 2007