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Good old times

This building in Dresden caught my attention immediately because it looked so old next to the new congress center of the city. When I came home a week later I found out that this was a cigarette factory in the past. Doesn't look like a factory, right? I read that they weren't allowed to build a typical factory building because it would have destroyed the cityscape. They imported the tabacco from a oriental region and so they decided to build the factory in an oriental style. Now - after knowing the story - I like the building even more. Crazy how things can happen :)

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Taken on June 4, 2011