Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Zwinger

Dresden, Germany.  Now a collection of museums, Dresden's baroque Zwinger was originally the outer fortress for the city and later the site for grand events.  Although it had to be rebuilt after the massive bombing of Dresden in World War II, its architecture inspires idealized images of a high level of gentility and civilized behavior.


  1. Wonderful light and reflections of these historic buildings. Did not think there was much of Dresden left after WW II. The bombing there was terrible.

    1. Dresden has rebuilt itself and restored most of its incredibly beautiful buildings. The orangerie, that I understand used to be part of the Zwinger, is still in ruins. I'd definitely suggest including Dresden on your European grand tour itinerary.

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    1. Thanks, many beautiful scenes in Dresden.