The courtyard of elements


In the Dresdener Neustadt you can find a curious set of courtyards that are part of the Kunsthofpassage. Every courtyard is decorated differently. There’s one decorated with golden waves (which I thought looked like post it notes) and one with animals from the jungle (monkeys playing and a giraffe eating the plaster on the building). But the most spectacular one is the courtyard of elements. All over the houses are drain pipes. That itself isn’t so spectacular. But when it rains, the drain pipes make music, created by raindrops falling through the rainpipes. That is something you don’t see every day…

The courtyards are home to a number of small shops and cafes, and it’s fun to walk around for a bit. The rest of the Neustadt area is also very nice, with many alternative shops, lots of street art and all kinds of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Camera: Diana Multi Pinhole Operator
Exposure time: 8 seconds
Film: Lomography CN100
Pinhole: 0.227mm
Focal Length: 29mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: f128
Dev: C-41 by Lab
Scan: Canon Canoscan 9000F

10 thoughts on “The courtyard of elements

  1. I like a lot the atmosphere of the picture, and regarding the courtyard, it seems a fantastic idea although I don’t know if it rains a lot in Dresden as to be worried for “excessive” watermusic!!


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