January 31, 2009

View Atop City Hall, Dresden, Germany

Photograph by Gordon W. Gahan

Statues look down on the rebuilt inner city of Dresden from atop City Hall. The medieval city lost tens of thousands of citizens and nearly every building to heavy Anglo-American bombing near the end of World War II. The restored Church of the Cross stands at left of center.

(Photo shot on assignment for "East Germany—The Struggle to Succeed," September 1974, National Geographic magazine)

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