Dresden is one of my favorite places in Germany. The amount of love for art and the history of the city is astounding. Being able to walk around the town and listent to music but also see the buildings was a highlight of the trip to Europe. A great example is at the beginning of the film when you see a regular class of school kids sitting down eating their lunch and the shot pans up to a magnificent sculpture of a horse. Its hard to explain to Americans because there is nothing like this anywhere in America. The european atmosphere is hard to explain but so fulfilling to be in. Now for a little history: This place was heavily bombed during WWII and most of the building if not all were hit in some form. As you can see below in the collage I put together, this town center was almost completely destroyed by the Allied Forces bombs.
Most of Dresden has been rebuilt but is still rebuilding some of its landmarks. When the people of Dresden started to rebuild the town, they used some of the stones that were still usable along with new stone. This is a constant reminder of what happened because you cannot turn a corner without seeing a multi-stone building. This captivated me that they would do this and it just added another aspect to this city that makes it so unique. You can see that in the photo I took below there is darker stone as well as new stone. Now look at the photo on the far left of the collage and compare it to the one below. Both are photographs of the Martin Luther Statue and the Cathedral behind it. Luther stood strong (reformation joke) but obviously the cathedral behind it did not.
Dresden has been one of my favorite places to ever visit in the world. I hope this gives you all little more understanding and perspective to this amazing town. Thank you for reading, looking or watching my post.