Potsdam - a snapshot of a city in change
Jun 11, 2008Public
Photo: From Stansted on a cold wet dreary morning... - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: to the Potsdammer Brandenburger Tor on a hot georgeous day - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: looking through the Brandenburg Gate to the Church of St Peter and Paul - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: Taking a turn right into a little shopping courtyard, I found these delightful teapots on display - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: At the exit to the yard on the Dorfusstrasse, there was a golden monogram emblazoned on the doors - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: i continued down the Dorfusstrasse and turned left onto the Charlottenstrasse, parallel to that seen through the gate earlier. Here was a fantasic combination of houses in all stages of renovation, side by side - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: Some more examples on the Charlottenstrasse - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: Dereliction had attracted the graffiti artists - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: I turned left into the Jägerstrasse to get back towards the central street and photographed someone having their lunch outside during their break - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: instead of a builder, Valentin Oelmüller was actually a craftsman, making and restoring stringed instruments - here seen before - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: and here after his ministrations - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: Valentin'e workbench - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: The cool, comfortable interior was illuminated by natural light from the large windows - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: I left Valentin busy at work on his next project - photo miltoncontact.com -
Photo: to be greeted by another resurgent German phenomenon - Gesellen who had completed their initial training (in this case in carpentry) to wander through the country, gaining experience with other Masters (meister). - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: Onward to the church of St Peter and Paul... - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: St Peter and Paul entrance - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: Since unification, the Church had obviously adopted a different apporach to Marxism (Marx ist tot = Marx is dead) - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: A richly decorated interior within - always a surprise for a british visitor used to plain stone - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: and with a beautiful skylight - photo miltoncontact.com
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Photo: Out of the church and turning right the market was in full swing - the local apples crisp juicy and refreshing - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: I was entering the Dutch Quarter and loved this green gate - photo miltoncontact.com
Photo: the shuttered windows decorating what was a tourist shop at every doorway - photo miltoncontact.com