In the middle of the 1990s I took some photos of Dresden but I lost my film and it was only last year when I found it inside a little box in my library. When I developed the film, the colours are 100% Lomo! All these pictures were taken with a Praktica LB, still 100% working
Dresden is the capital city of Saxony, in Germany, near the Czech border in a valley of the river Elbe. Dresden was known as the Florence of the North, seriously damaged during World War II.
American writer Kurt Vonnegut wrote a book about the bombing of Dresden during World War II (Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade). The consequence of the bombing was the destruction of a great part of the city. Today, the most important monuments were reconstructed; the last one is the Lutheran Church Frauenkirche, which reopened in 2008.
This photo of the Frauenkirche was taken in the middle of the ’90s during the reconstruction.
One of the most important buildings is the Zwinger Palace, the residence of August the Strong, designed by Pöppelmann and constructed in stages from 1710 to 1728. August, after his election as Prince of Poland, wanted something similar to the Versailles Palace.
Its garden was used by August for its orange trees garden. Now the palace is used as an exhibitions gallery ad festival arena too.
For other information about Dresden, its museum, art, and history, click here.