View Full Version : Where to shoot in Dresden?
13th of February 2006 (Mon), 11:20
Marcia and I will be traveling in Germany in late April. We will have one week in Dresden. Anyone had any experience shooting there? Any "Must Sees"?
20th of February 2006 (Mon), 11:38
Love it!!! I went there in 1995 and immediately fell in love with the city. I am still waiting to head back there someday. I was only there for two days and hardly got to see any of it.
The city was in major reconstruction (as were many other formerly eastern cities). So part of my interest in the city is from the amazing number of cranes. It also had quite a bit of left over 60's look and feel. I assume that sense is no longer there.
Beyond that, the city is quite beautiful. I only hung around the Altstadt (Old City). For photographs, I'd say it will mainly be the architecture. It lies along the Elbe and I remember a nice bridge connecting across. There are several churces. When I was there, they were raising money to rebuild the Frauenkirche. It was bombed out in WWII and was still lying in ruins. My friend and I bought watches in support of the rebuilding. It was announced just about 3 or 4 months ago that the building is now complete!!!
There is a beautiful Palace (Zwinger Palace). HUGE. Lots of interesting shots are available there. Close-ups will be nice here. Just frame steps, or a window. Stuff like that. Inside the palace is a museum which contains the famous "Sistine Madonna" painting by Raphael. It's the one with the little baby angels looking up.
I remember a nice Opera House.
We also went to a park which had a little castle and nice reflecting pool containing ducks and swans. I have no clue where or what the name of the park is. But I remember it also had a little kids train to ride.
We stayed in a hotel right across from the train station. It was neat to just look out across the way and see the station. Another good photo opp.
I really don't think you'll have a hard time finding "Must sees". They will all be in plain site. All within easy walking distance of each other. Keep in mind, I did not go to the north side (across the Elbe), so I really have no experience there.
Well, I guess that's it for now. I may be able to scan some photos and give you a hint of how it looked at the time. Our scanner is not very good, though.
14th of April 2006 (Fri), 17:29
Leaving tomorrow - just wanted to ask one more time if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions.
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