23 February 2016

Around Dresden.
DSC8644  Memorial to Karl Pinkert who catalogued many of the grave stones at the Frauenkirche prior to its destruction in WWII. : Dresden, Germany DSC8649  Dresden paddle steamer, waiting for nicer weather. : Dresden, Germany DSC8650  The Elbe paddle steamer "Dresden". : Dresden, Germany
DSC8655  The magnificent Procession of Princes. : Dresden, Germany DSC8657  A stone at the Procession of Princes marking the bombing of Dresden, the reconstruction and the 30th anniversary of the formation of the DDR. : Dresden, Germany DSC8661  The Frauenkirche is prominent on the Neumarkt. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8666  Drseden drain cover. : Dresden, Germany DSC8667  This building houses the excellent Transport Museum. : Dresden, Germany DSC8668  A statue to religious reformer Martin Luther in front of the Frauenkirche. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8669  The superbly painted dome of the Frauenkirche from the inside. : Dresden, Germany DSC8672  The organ and alter in the Frauenkirche. : Dresden, Germany DSC8675  Planes inside Dresden Transport Museum. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8676  An aero engine. : Dresden, Germany DSC8677  Planes and a Zeppelin. : Dresden, Germany DSC8678  A replica of the Red Baron's tri-plane. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8681  WWI era flying. : Dresden, Germany DSC8682  A model airship. : Dresden, Germany DSC8683  Out the back of Dresden Transport Museum. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8685  An early plane at Dresden Transport Museum. : Dresden, Germany DSC8689  Just part of the extensive model railway at the Dresden Transport Museum. : Dresden, Germany DSC8694  And the other half. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8702  A large chunk of an early electric locomotive. : Dresden, Germany DSC8704  A replica of Saxonia, a loco built for the Leipzig-Dresdner Eisenbahn-Compagnie in 1838. : Dresden, Germany DSC8707  Saxonia in the Dresden Transport Museum. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8709  What looks like a Double Fairlie but is a French Péchot-Bourdon which was a development of the Fairlie type. This machine is one of only two known to survive. : Dresden, Germany DSC8710  0-4-2 Saxonia. This replica was built at RAW Halle in 1988. : Dresden, Germany DSC8712  An early electric with multiple pantographs. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8713  E71 30, this loco ran in Russia after WWII as part of war reparations. : Dresden, Germany DSC8715  The pressure gauge on Saxonia. : Dresden, Germany DSC8727  99 535, a Meyer 0-4-4-0t class VIk, built for the Saxon 750mm network. This VIk was not included in the rebuilt scheme from 1964 so is in something approaching original form. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8731  E71 30. : Dresden, Germany DSC8734  VIk 99 535. : Dresden, Germany DSC8736  Muldenthal, built in 1861 and withdrawn in 1952, this 2-4-0t is one of the stars at Dresden Transport Museum. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8741  19th century steam technology. : Dresden, Germany DSC8742  Muldenthal's works plate. : Dresden, Germany DSC8744  Rear view of Muldenthal. No mod cons! : Dresden, Germany
DSC8747  A nice model of a Prussian P8 4-6-0 in DR form. : Dresden, Germany DSC8750  A Trabant. : Dresden, Germany DSC8752  An interesting motorbike. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8753  A bicycle with metal "tyres". : Dresden, Germany DSC8754  An early petrol driven bike. : Dresden, Germany DSC8755  Looks fun to drive! : Dresden, Germany
DSC8756  Post WWII vehicles. : Dresden, Germany DSC8759  A racecar. : Dresden, Germany DSC8762  On the Loschwitz Bridge, known locally as the Blue Wonder. This was the only bridge over the Elbe not breached during WWII. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8763  The Loschwitz Bridge showing the Schwebebahn Dresden (Dresden Suspension railway) on the hill behind. : Dresden, Germany DSC8764  Looking to the south bank of the Elbe on the Loschwitz Bridge. : Dresden, Germany DSC8768  The entrance to the lower station of Standseilbahn funicular railway. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8770  A building with eyes in the roof... : Dresden, Germany DSC8772  The lower station on the Schwebebahn. : Dresden, Germany DSC8773  Bugger, closed from the day of my visit! This at least explained the sound of angle grinders and hammers! : Dresden, Germany
DSC8774  The Schwebebahn up the hillside. : Dresden, Germany DSC8777  The Standseilbahn immediately enters a tunnel when leaving the lower station. : Dresden, Germany DSC8782  Crossing the downhill car on the Standseilbahn. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8784  Approaching the top station on the Standseilbahn. : Dresden, Germany DSC8785  There is tunnel at this end of the Standseilbahn too. : Dresden, Germany DSC8787  The top station on the Standseilbahn. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8789  Loschwitz Bridge is prominent in this view from the patio of a closed hotel. : Dresden, Germany DSC8792  The centre of Dresden from a long way off. The Frauenkirche is prominent in the centre of the image. : Dresden, Germany DSC8795  Looking towards central Dresden. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8796  An observatory in a back garden, now a preserved artifact. : Dresden, Germany DSC8797  Looking along Plattleite in the Weisser Hirsch district. : Dresden, Germany DSC8798  Tram tracks in the road at near the stop at Plattleite. The derelict building was part of the now closed Lahmann Sanitorium : Dresden, Germany
DSC8800  A pretty impressive building, formerly part of the Lahmann Sanitorium. : Dresden, Germany DSC8802  Transport at the Stasi Jail Museum. : Dresden, Germany DSC8803  Prisoner transport at Dresden's Stasi Jail Museum. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8805  Inside the former Stasi Jail. : Dresden, Germany DSC8806  Unlike the jail at Hohenschoenhausen in Berlin here it was two inmates per cell. : Dresden, Germany DSC8808  Lots of cells for inmates. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8811  Looks much like a prison anywhere but this one was for political prisoners. : Dresden, Germany DSC8813  Cell doors. : Dresden, Germany DSC8820  The photography room where all new prisoners were photographed from various angles. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8825  Stasi jail, Dresden. : Dresden, Germany DSC8831  Soviet era "bed", more people would have been placed in this cell than could have made use of the very hard bed. : Dresden, Germany DSC8834  A homemade plane, built by Michael Schlosser, which was to have been used to escape from East Germany but he was arrested before he was able to attempt his escape. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8837  A section of the former Stasi jail was being coverted into flats, soon to be available. : Dresden, Germany DSC8839  The Zwinger, the former royal palace in Dresden. : Dresden, Germany DSC8840  The Zwinger. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8842  Just another street view in the reconstructed old town of Dresden.... : Dresden, Germany DSC8843  Inside the Zwinger. : Dresden, Germany DSC8848  Dresden Zwinger. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8849  Old light but with modern bulbs. : Dresden, Germany DSC8850  Part of the Zwinger. : Dresden, Germany DSC8853  Man on horse outside the Zwinger. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8854  Dresden's Catholic Catherdral on the left. : Dresden, Germany DSC8855  The Semper Opera. : Dresden, Germany DSC8857  Hausmann tower. : Dresden, Germany
DSC8864  One side of Dresden Castle. : Dresden, Germany