Monday, September 19, 2016

More of the center of Dresden

Semperoper, the opera house:

Dresden Cathedral, built by Augustus III when he converted to Catholicism so he could be King of Poland

Around and about:

Street performer/mime:

The procession of Saxon princes of Dresden along a side street - painted between 1871 and 1876 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Wettin Dynasty, Saxony's ruling family. In order to make the work weatherproof, it was replaced with approximately 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles between 1904 and 1907. At 102 meters (335 ft), it is the largest porcelain artwork in the world:

The  delicate spire of the Cholera Fountain, built in the mid-1840s to celebrate the sparing of the city from a cholera epidemic that ravaged the area in 1841-2.

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