I discovered this faded mural on a classicistic building near the Albertplatz in Dresden. At the time of my visit, the house is being used as a restaurant under the name “Altes Wettbüro” (“Old Betting Office”). [German]
The transparent factory (Gläserne Manufaktur) of the Volkswagen plant in Dresden is supplied with material by means of a freight tram. The blue tram can only be seen at certain times in the streets of Dresden. This mural close to Dresden Mitte station gives you an impression of this rare streetcar. [German]
This sundial is located on the court side of the Long Hallway (Lange Gang). The Long Hallway is the connection between the Georgenbau and the former stable building. From here, the spectators watched the tournaments in the stable courtyard (Stallhof). On the street side of the Long Hallway you can find the Procession of Princes. [German]
The Procession of Princes (Fürstenzug) is a 102-meter-long mural applied to 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles. The mural displays portraits of 35 members of the House of Wettin, who were rulers of Saxony between 1127 and 1904. [German]
During a horse-drawn carriage ride around Moritzburg Castle, we arrived at the lighthouse at Niedere Großteich Bärnsdorf. The lighthouse was originally built for a naumachia. So were previously called buildings and basins for the staging of naval battles. [German]
This sundial is one of two pieces attached to a corner of Albrechtsburg.The Albrechtsburg is deemed one of the first palace buildings in Germany.Even from a distance, you can see the towering white walls of the late Gothic castle when approaching Meissen. [German]
After a long walk through the parks of Dessau, it’s time for dinner.According to the theme of the day, this takes place in a building in the style of the Bauhaus.The restaurant Kornhaus was designed in the years 1929/30 by the architect Carl Flieger. [German]
Not far from the master houses in Dessau-Roßlau stands this reconstruction of a refreshment kiosk (Trinkhalle). The original building was designed in 1932 by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. This was at this time director of the Dessau Bauhaus. The building survived World War II, but was demolished in the 1970s. [German]
We consider the building remarkable for two reasons. First, it brings to mind the old term Trinkhalle. These kiosks served an important purpose in providing workers with healthy drinks many years ago.
On the other hand, the size of the building does not correspond to the dimensions associated with the German term Halle (hall). On the contrary, it looks very small. It has the appearance of a kiosk, which actually it is.
After moving from Weimar to Dessau, Walter Gropius set up an office again according to his ideas. Striking here is the contrast between the style of the chair and the technology of the phone. This office can be visited in the Bauhaus building Dessau. [German]
The Bauhaus building Dessau was built in the years 1925 – 1926 to plans by Walter Gropius.It served as a school building for the Bauhaus art, design and architecture school. Since 1996 it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. [German]