Kulturpalast Dresden

The “Kulturpalast” in Dresden is one of the most recognizable architectural icons from the East German modernistic era of the 1960s and 1970s in the heart of Dresden. It received a complete overhaul over the last decade and was re-opened in April 2017. It is now as beautiful, in fact even more beautiful, than ever before. That’s true for the outside fa├žade that stayed true to its origin as well as the modern interior that kept most of the references to the original design as well.

Leica MP | Kodak Ektar 100 | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH.

Summer in The City

As I had mentioned here before it’s always a nice surprise to discover the photos you had taken quite some time ago when you bring back a film from development. Also, seasons seem to become somewhat meaningless, because at least as in my case, it can take up to six months or longer until I manage to finish 36 exposures on a roll of film.

Same with today’s picture. Apparently taken in high summer (of 2018), it’s quite refreshing to see it in the middle of (allegedly) winter, lest we forget how summer feels like.

Leica MP | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | Kodak Ektar 100

Dresden Zwinger (1)

As you know by now, from time to time I like acting like a tourist in my own hometown. I do think that by going back to places you walk by almost every day and you start looking a little bit closer you always find new perspectives and new details you had never realized where there.

This is a photograph taken in one of the stairways at the Dresden Zwinger looking down into the courtyard. Probably not the typical picture a tourist would take. Nonetheless I thought it provides an interesting perspective.

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) | Leica Summicron-M 35mm/f2 ASPH. | ISO 320 | 1/125sec | f/8

Some random Dresden shots

In my last post I featured some photos from the Dresden “Museumsnacht” aka “A Night in the Museum”. On our way to the exhibitions of course I couldn’t restrain myself from taking some random shots of the famous Dresden architectural heritage. It always feels a bit funny acting like a tourist in your own hometown, but Dresden is just such a marvel in so many respects, I can easily deal with the awkward feeling.

Frauenkirche, Dresden | Leica SL | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | 1/250s, f/2, ISO 50

Albertinum & Kunstakademie, Dresden | Leica SL | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | 1/400s, f/2, ISO 50