Blog Category: Projects
With the visit to the district of Borsberg on the last day of 2020, the Dresden – 50mm project came to a preliminary photographic conclusion. Since the beginning in 2015 I have roamed through 120 Dresden city districts, made observations and recorded my impressions. This final update introduces the 15 districts that were still missing: Borsberg Brabschuetz Cossebaude Kauscha Kleinzschachwitz Leubnitz-Neuostra Lockwitz Loschwitz Marsdorf Oberpoyritz Oberwartha Pillnitz Rennersdorf Soebrigen Torna
Central Saxony, in the sense of this small photographic field trip, is wider than the Saxon district of the same name. A region was roamed, which is bordered by the Elbe river between Dresden and Torgau in the east and between Chemnitz and Leipzig in the west. At the center of my observations were small and medium-sized towns, whose names are not unknown from signposts along the A4 and A14 motorways or as railway stations, but so far have mostly been blind spots on my visual map. Most of these cities and towns have in common an almost perfectly refurbished center – at least the marketplace,
More than a year ago, inspired by the impressions of a train journey from Zittau to Dresden, I followed this route by bike and camera and the connection Zittau – Goerlitz to document the condition of the stations and my observations. The results of that time can be found in the form of two photo series in the article: Suspended? Provincial railway (-stations) in Eastern Saxony Even then, there was the idea of continuing the project and including the stations along the Bischofswerda – Goerlitz, Goerlitz – Cottbus lines (to Schleife, the last station in Saxony) and between Hoyerswerda and
Since the beginning of the year, my project started in 2015: Dresden 50mm grew by nine neighborhoods: Coschuetz Gompitz Grosszschachwitz Kaitz Mockritz Nickern Striesen Suedvorstadt Weissig With a total of 94 photo series now available, a good 3/4 of the project scope has been completed from a photographic point of view. All previously created photo series are shown on the project page. Note: Clicking on a photo starts the related gallery view.
A trip by train from Zittau back to Dresden in autumn 2018 inspired me to a small photo project whose implementation could be realized in the Easter season 2019. With bike and camera I traveled along the railway lines between Bischofswerda, Zittau and Görlitz. 20 years after the company Deutsche Bahn began to sell more than 2,000 train station buildings and properties in Germany on a large scale, because they were considered unprofitable, the effects are now clearly visible. While larger towns have been willing and able to maintain and modernize their stations, many others, either in the