Thursday, April 23, 2009

Yenidze Cigarette Factory, Dresden

This photo, taken from the streetcar, shows a famous Dresden landmark -- the Yenidze Cigarette Factory, built 1908-1909. Its style emulates a mosque with its "minaret" and a bulbous, pointed dome. This is an example of "orientalism" in architecture -- deliberately exotic, and turning Middle Eastern culture into a stereotype.

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