Keeping with this week’s Germany theme, another photo from lovely Dresden:
This time from the Zwinger, a baroque palace complex that today houses galleries of fine art. You cannot go wrong spending hours here!
On such a short visit to the city, we skipped the artistic highlights and instead soaked up the atmosphere from shady courtyard benches. This photograph captures one of the hundreds of sculptures dotting the upper viewing gallery, with the Zwinger’s famous Glockenspiel Pavilion in the background. (True to its name, the Glockenspiel, made up of 40 bells of white Meissen porcelain, rings a short tune every 15 minutes.)
The sculpture pictured had already undergone restoration to bring it back to its original tan glory. Restoration work was slowly moving around the upper gallery, with sculptures and handrails alternating radiant sand or darkened black tones. The difference is stunning; I have renewed appreciation for the efforts and technology of modern museum professionals!
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