轻轻的一个蚊Zwinger Palace, not only in Dresden, but also the most eye-catching Baroque architectural complex in Germany. Historically, this palace was the place where the royal family held dinners. The square courtyard had four entrances leading to a courtyard filled with fountains. The surrounding buildings were completely occupied by Baroque sculptures. The Zwinger Palace is the most magnificent and famous ancient building in Dresden. It was originally built in 1732. More than 100 years later, in the 19th century, the famous architect Semper who designed the Semper Opera in Dresden again Part of the Italian Renaissance style building was added to the north side. This Baroque palace is heavily curved, heavily carved, heavily decorated, and gorgeous. In the middle is a square square covering an area of 10,000 square meters. The palace buildings are surrounded by squares. The whole palace is surrounded by exquisite stone sculptures from top to bottom. The most beautiful is the statues of the bathing nymphs around the large fountain, which are enchanting and graceful. .
为爱痴狂qqSuch a beautiful green treasure hall, I saw for the first time, can be said to be the local art Kuibao, really beautiful, every time to visit here will visit here, feel the local customs and people, also see the local ancient art atmosphere, How thick it is and a must see again.
蓉辰The Brühl Platform is known as the Balcony of Europe and is located on the banks of the Elbe River in Dresden. In the mid-sixteenth century, it was originally a fortress. When the fortress was no longer needed, Friedrich August II gave the 600-meter-long land to Prime Minister Heinrich von. Count Bruhl, later this was transformed into a magnificent boulevard. Later, an open-air platform as tall as a city wall was built here-people call this platform the Brühl platform, and it has been open to the public since 1814. Standing on the Brühl platform, you have a panoramic view of the Elbe Valley. As the best place to appreciate the Elbe Valley, the Brühl Platform has now become the most popular place to visit in Dresden.
suifeng2019St. Thomas’ Church is located at the west end of Leipzig’s Old Town. It would be easy to be overlooked if it hadn’t been disturbed by waves of admiring tourists. This statue standing in front of the church is probably the bronze statue of Bach that most people come to admire in the world.
juki235The St. Nicholas Church is the largest church in Leipzig and has a history of more than 800 years. The interior of the church is very special, full of breath of life, this is a relatively special church, there is a story worth visiting. The Bach Music Festival is held here every June, and there will be many orchestras performing here, which is very exciting.
Located in Freiburg, this stunning concrete villa was designed as a part time residence for an Iranian family who spends half the year in Germany. To this end, Iranian architectural patterns were used as a guiding principle in the design, tempered by important local construction considerations such as sloping roofs to accommodate heavy rainfall. The number 4 is important Iranian architecture so the home was envisioned as 4 sectioned spaces that are interconnected by an intermediary corridor. In the western section, Fakhrmddin brick filters light into the interior space; from the gardens on the exterior, the material nods to Iranian architectural landscapes during the Safavid period. The prominent use of arches was carried into the interior design elements, including memorable kitchen chairs.
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We were lucky to see everything outside without huge crowds of tourists, the weather was very kind to us.
The exterior ( just like everything in the old part of Dresden ) proves that people can do fantastic things, not just being capable of destroying everything they build.
On the other hand, the gallery is nowhere near complete - there are supposed to be a few hundred paintings inside while there are only 55, just the first floor with 3 halls are available for visiting. Next (upper) part of the gallery will be open in March 2020.
The staff at the entrance ( and inside the gallery ) are quite rude. My sister had a tiny bag ( smaller than mine - I have my photo equipment in it, usually put it in front of me and hug it - worked in every museum so far ) was rudely told to take it down to the lockers yet many people with bags was bigger than hers were allowed in without any problems. Quite a bad experience.
The palace was built by Agust Mocny, who was elected King of Poland. August was known for his penchant for glamor and interest in women. Historians say he had three hundred illegitimate children and a lot of lovers. The lovers were divided into three categories and no biographies of the King were able to catalog everyone. Zwinger is a magnificent palace in the Baroque style with neoclassical elements built in the 17th century. The inspiration for the construction of Zinger was Versailles.
I ❤️ MENDELSSOHN
Entering the building located at Goldschmidtstrasse 12, in the vicinity of Leipzig's Gewandhaus, one immediately notices the original dark wooden staircase. That's where Felix Mendelssohn climbed up the stairs to his lavish apartment where he lived until his death.
Mendelssohn, born on 3 February 1809 in Hamburg, was the grandson of famed philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and is one of the most impressive figures in the international music scene. He is widely known as the most important conductor to front Leipzig's Gewandhaus Orchestra, and is thought to have fundamentally changed the city's musical scene and started the Bach Renaissance in Germany.
And without Mendelssohn, it's unlikely that concerts would now be given in the way that we're used to, meaning that the conductor usually stands in front of the orchestra during musical performances. That habit did not yet exist before Mendelssohn's time.
In the so-called "Effektorium," a kind of electronic concert hall, visitors can now experience how it feels to conduct an orchestra. With the help of motion sensors, just about anybody can turn into a conductor of famous works, such as the "Midsummer Night's Dream."
Mendelssohn Bartholdy died remarkably young, on 4 November 1847, at the age of 38, in this very apartment he lived in. The cause of his early death has been a mystery ever since. Three contemporary doctors diagnosed Nervenschlag ("nervous stroke"). There may even have been some kind of genetic predisposition, since what is reported in this paper regarding Mendelssohn's death also applies to the very similar symptoms and circumstances surrounding his sister Fanny's death.'
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The Dresden Frauenkirche Church of Our Lady is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. An earlier church building was Catholic until it became Protestant during the Reformation. The old church was replaced in the 18th century by a larger Baroque Lutheran building. It is considered an outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture, featuring one of the largest domes in Europe. It was originally built as a sign of the will of the citizens of Dresden to remain Protestant after their ruler had converted to Catholicism. It now also serves as a symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.
Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed in the bombing of Dresden during World War II. The remaining ruins were left for 50 years as a war memorial, following decisions of local East German leaders. The church was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany, starting in 1994. The reconstruction of its exterior was completed in 2004, and the interior in 2005. The church was reconsecrated on 30 October 2005 with festive services lasting through the Protestant observance of Reformation Day on 31 October. The surrounding Neumarkt square with its many valuable baroque buildings was also reconstructed in 2004.
The Frauenkirche is often called a cathedral, but it is not the seat of a bishop; the church of the Landesbischof of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Saxony is the Church of the Cross. Once a month, an Anglican Evensong is held in English, by clergy from St. George's Anglican Church, Berlin.
The Völkerschlachtdenkmal, aka the Monument to the Battle of the Nations commemorates the struggle against Napoleon's France and the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. The tower provides a lovely view towards the city and the park itself is nice to walk around. Visit the cemetery next door with a rather elaborate crematorium. #germany #history
The Grassi Museum was a fun arts and culture museum in #leipzig. When I went there was a rotating exhibit on East Asian arts and crafts. The exhibits to tastefully displayed inside an intimate space that made for a delightful experience. I enjoyed this place. #museum
The rather unimposing building just off the Dittrichring in #leipzig was the headquarters for the loathsome East German secret police known as the Stasi. Reputed to be the foremost organization of state security in the former Soviet Bloc, there is literally no facet of East Germany life that was not penetrated Stasi agents or conspirators. The museum today is a memorial to the victims of this terror. #triplocal
A few photos from around #dresden. The first is next to the Academy of Fine Arts with the Frauenkirche in the background. The second photo is a cool near mint condition Trabant I saw near the train station. Trabbis as they were known in East Germany were very much the standard sort of card you'd find behind the Iron Curtain. Today owning one is very kitsch.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig was a lovely modern gallery space. Offering an eclectic assortment of works ranging from Renaissance paintings to modern sculptures, you're sure to find something across one of it's many floors. The interior spaces are soaring and tastefully done. I enjoyed this museum quite a bit.