The Fürstenzug (Procession of Princes) is a 102-meter-long mural in Dresden. It is applied to 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles and displays portraits of 35 members of the House of Wettin. These people formed the rulers of Saxony between 1127 and 1904. [German]
The former cigarette factory building was designed by architect Martin Hammitzsch in 1907. The company name referred to the Ottoman place Yenidze (the Greek Genisea of today), where the tobacco was bought from. Today the house serves as an office building. [German]
I discovered this faded mural on a classicistic building near the Albertplatz in Dresden. At the time of my visit, it housed a restaurant with 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 bronze sculpture of a sun worshiper stands on the terrace of Eckberg Mansion (Schloss Eckberg) and looks down from there into the Elbe Valley. The artwork was created by Sascha Schneider (1870-1927). The covers of numerous Karl May novels also come from the hand of this artist. [German]
In one of his stories, Erich Kästner sits on a garden wall and watches the action on Albertplatz. The garden belonged to his uncle’s villa. Today, this villa houses the Erich Kästner Museum in Dresden. [German]
This sundial is located on the courtside 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 find the Procession of Princes. [German]
The German Hygiene Museum (Deutsches Hygiene-Museum) was founded in 1912 by Karl August Lingner, a Dresden businessman and manufacturer of hygiene products. Besides being a medical museum it conceives itself as a ‘forum for science, culture and society’.
View of the suspension railway connecting the districs of Loschwitz and Oberloschwitz in Dresden. The pic was taken from a passing paddle steamer driving along the river Elbe. The pecularity of this suspension railway (Schwebebahn) is the fact that it is cable-drawn like a funicular railway.