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14-Jul-2012 T.A.LeRoy

Dresden, Germany

Procession of Princes...a mural of Meissen porcelain tiles. It stretches for about 300 feet and 30 feet in height.
The mural was constructed in 1589 originally as part of a courtyard of the stables. The painting
deteriorated to such a degree that it was not worth saving. In 1876-79 Wilhelm Walther completed a
painted fresco of the procession of kings, but it only lasted until 1901, due to damp elements of the
area. Again is was rejuvenated in early 1907, but this time with a new scheme of using mosaic tiles
(23,921 of them) to display the rulers and everyday life of Saxons. The famous August the Strong,
ruler of this territory for years is shown, along with about 35 other key rulers, princes, and dukes
of the time from 1127 to 1904 with Fredric August III being the last.
Remarkably, only about 200 tiles had to be repaired because of WWII damage. (Wiki....)


other sizes: small medium large original
Yohanan David25-Feb-2015 22:01
Beautiful composition of great architecture! V
wernere0123-Feb-2015 20:25
Wow! Impressive buildings and a great POV. v
PauloCGama05-Dec-2013 21:33
Love the history inside the photo. Great use of wide angle.
samikosemi04-Apr-2013 10:51
Wow this is a great one !
Jean D17-Aug-2012 00:42
Excellent work on this very captivating composition, Tom. Thanks for the captioned info. ~V
Mikek15-Aug-2012 05:31
Super wide-angle shot of this beautiful street of mural and historical buildings. V
Kevin Warren08-Aug-2012 13:48
Very impressive image and story, love your angle on this!
Zoltán Balogh07-Aug-2012 08:18
Absolutely great! V
janescottcumming02-Aug-2012 17:42
Fantastic photo and perspective! Great job with this shot. Dresden certainly does seem like an interesting place. Thanks for the history too. V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal02-Aug-2012 06:55
Fantastic image Tom, love the DOF!!
Range View 02-Aug-2012 05:35
An unbelievable POV capturing the whole mural with such wonderful depth. Brilliant work! V
Barbara
Dennis Hoyne02-Aug-2012 02:35
Outstanding capture of this beautiful, historical artwork, Tom. I so like the description you provide with these beautiful images.
Sam Rua02-Aug-2012 02:24
Super detail and DOF, Tom.
Mike H.02-Aug-2012 02:20
Wonderful perspective and depth, Tom -- appreciate the facts about the mosaic too!!
Marcia Colelli02-Aug-2012 01:24
Beautiful murals of the buildings walls. Nice perspective V
Curt Knaus02-Aug-2012 00:49
Great POV and composition. What an impressive mural and story behind it. Thanks, Tom, for sharing this. V.
woody3401-Aug-2012 22:25
Beautiful scene, the composition, and detail of the mural are outstanding and with a great history...wonderful.
Ted Aanensen01-Aug-2012 20:22
Great image, great history, thank you Tom. V
Colin Storey01-Aug-2012 19:49
Wow, an amazing site and superb image, great history lesson also. v
Helen Betts01-Aug-2012 19:42
Great POV! I like the scene stretching off in the distance but that you can also quite clearly see some of the details in the mural. Interesting story as well. V.
Mark Chambers01-Aug-2012 19:31
I like the POV and the way the wall brings the eye into the shot. V
John Reynolds01-Aug-2012 18:50
An excellent composition. V.
bill friedlander01-Aug-2012 18:28
Fantastic perspective and the procession is a wonder to behold. Thanks for taking the time to give us the information. V
Walter O. Koenig01-Aug-2012 17:44
Superb perspective. The people add a sense of scale to this. Thank you for the information Tom. "V"
godro01-Aug-2012 16:26
Nice perspective bravo!!!
ac01-Aug-2012 15:52
THAT'S perspective !
irena01-Aug-2012 15:26
Beautiful heavy composition. V
Simon Chandler01-Aug-2012 14:48
A stunning image with great clarity and dof showcasing the unique mural. Excellent work. v
Mildred Alpern01-Aug-2012 12:23
Wow, this is great! What a way to be memorialized. Fantastic angle of this shot.
Jim Coffman01-Aug-2012 12:22
A very powerful image! Well done,Tom.
Neil Marcus01-Aug-2012 11:38
The view is dynamic. I feel as if I were one of the pedestrians A perfect way of seeing this beautiful street.
LynnH01-Aug-2012 11:15
Wow, what an awesome view!
Jola Dziubinska01-Aug-2012 10:43
Perfect perspective, well seen. Great place. V.
Irene Wehrli01-Aug-2012 10:02
Very impressive from that viewpoint - fantastic murals!
Irene
Blandine Mangin01-Aug-2012 09:27
beautiful compo ! v
Graeme01-Aug-2012 08:59
A wonderful and historic insight. I like the drawings on the wall they are amazing.BV
joseantonio01-Aug-2012 08:07
Wow, I love this. The perspective and the beautiful building....V
Vickie BROWN01-Aug-2012 07:46
Absolutely marvellous perspective here, the mural has described stories since medieval, stunning capture Tom. BV
Bill Miller01-Aug-2012 07:22
That is a great perspective. Also with the people in the street, it shows the mural is much greater than life-size.
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