|While old town Dresden is only a small fraction of the modern city, there is a significant collection of historic sites to be found there. The black stones are not the result of pollution or the fire bombing but the natural aging of this type of sandstone.
Here is a small sample of Dresden, clockwise from the upper right corner...
- Dresdner Zwinger - 'Corrilon' of Meissen porcelain
- Catholic Church (Hauptkirch) and Residenzschloss
- This is where Napoleon stood. So did I. He may have been there first, but all I took were pictures...
- The Residenzschloss stable area
- The Church of Our Lady, still under restoration in 2003
- Semper Opera, 1870
- Other miscellaneous doors, wall, buildings...
- The top of the Lemon Squeezer (Germans like to give their buildings rather descriptive names)
- Stones in the street
- The Parade of the Dukes, originally a relief stone carving, now recreated in Meissen porcelain tiles, repaired in places with duct tape.
- Don't ask me... at least it's free...