The famous Frauenkirche, destroyed in the bombing of Dresden in February 1945. It was rebuilt and opened in 2005.
The darker building blocks are part of the original building, and stood as part of the ruin after 1945. An IBM computer programme was used to locate the exact place the old pieces should go during re-construction. The new sandstone blocks will eventually go dark too, being exposed to the air.
Inside the Frauenkirche
The Frauenkirche's dome
The Brühlsche Terrasse, which is by the banks of the river Elbe
Looking up Münzgasse rom the Brühlsche Terrasse towards the Frauenkirche
Looking along the Brühlsche Terrasse
A Dampfschiff sails along the Elbe - Robert Thode, the brother of my great-great-grandfather, Eduard Justus Thode, had shares in the company Sächsischerdampfschifffahrt.