Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. The Elbe is one of the major rivers of Central Europe. It rises in the Krkonoše Mountains of the northern Czech Republic before traversing much of Bohemia then Germany and flowing into the North Sea 110 km northwest of Hamburg. Its total length is 1,094 kilometres.
On the right side is the Augustus Bridge. This is the oldest bridge in the city. It was built between 1907 and 1910. There has been a bridge at the same location since at least the 12th century. Under king Augustus II the Strong of Saxony, a new sandstone bridge was built between 1727 and 1731. This bridge was replaced by the present, also sandstone, bridge with 9 arches in order to provide a wider opening for river traffic.
On the left side is the Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony, and since 1980 also known as Roman Catholic Cathedral in Dresden. The Church stands as one of Dresden's prominent landmarks. It was designed by architect Gaetano Chiaveri from 1738 to 1751. The church was badly damaged during the bombing of Dresden in World War II and was restored during the mid-1980s under the East German state.
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jadesgran (3995) 2013-10-09 21:45
A very informative note - thankyou.
Well composed picture with lovely soft lighting.
I like the way the spires of the church, and other buildings stand out in the sky,which on it`s own is an attractive picture.
daddo (20645) 2013-10-09 22:56
Zdravo Petar. Bome, ovo je bas sjajna panorama.Perfektan POV, fino svitlo i detalji. Upadna atmosfera. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
- Copyright: Petar Lackovic (petarl) (302)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K-5 II, Pentax 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-10-09 20:47