Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:54 AM
mgc1961 (1,263 posts)
A Photographic Tour of 19th Century Germany
A book of vintage photographs of German cities and festivals taken between 1840 and 1890 has just been published in Germany. They give an intriguing glimpse of the clash between tradition and modernity in Germany at the outset of the industrial age.
"From Biedermeier to Gründerzeit: Germany in Early Photographs 1840 - 1890," accompanies a major exhibition of the photographs opened in Munich's city museum in November.
The photos were collected by Munich collector Dietmar Siegert over more than four decades.
My favorite photograph is the first one. That's an imagination spark, for sure. I also like, in no particular order, photos 5, 7, and 10.
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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:10 AM
liberal N proud (56,508 posts)
1. I agree the first one is the most compelling
It is the scene that you would stand and stare at for a few minutes and wonder if it were real.
I had that experience on a trip to Switzerland, we stopped in a village and were trying to find the street that went up the hill to the Chateau. My wife was carrying the camera walking down the street looking at the shops and I turned the corner and stood there staring as she walked on. It turned out that the scene I was looking at included the street to get up to the Chateau.
Europe is full of those kinds of scenes.