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What a difference 100 years and 500 meters makes!

Within short walking distance of last week’s photo (Dresden’s Procession of Princes), the no-budget traveler will find this socialist mural on the side of Dresden’s Palace of Culture:

There is perhaps no city in the former East Germany that better exemplifies this historical juxtaposition of styles and cultures than Dresden, where the baroque old city with its blackened sandstone is surrounded by the alternately decayed and modernized concrete block houses of the 1960s.

What cities have you visited where you were struck (architecturally or otherwise) by the cruel march of history?

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