Dresden’s cathedral was wrecked during the Second World War and remained a pile of ruin for decades. It re-opened to the public in 2005 after years of painstaking restoration. Here’s the scene outside the landmark in September 2016, its adjacent public square buzzing with activity.
Seen about a year ago: Some of the majestic columns in a former royal palace building at Sanssouci Park in Potsdam, Germany, near Berlin. The structure is now part of the campus of the University of Potsdam.
It’s still seems very unusual to see modern buildings with windows that open, as with the Bow office tower in Calgary. I’m glad designers and building owners are going back to this — when the exterior air conditions are right, nothing beats an open window.
Another view of one of the newest office towers in Calgary. The canopy at right is from the 6th Street CTrain station, while the building in the reflection is the Calgary Courts Centre. Snapped on the weekend.