Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Bitterfeld (Germany)

On the road again, during my now almost weekly business trips. To Bitterfled this time, half an hour drive east of Leipzig.
At last I had the time to make a few on-location sketches. This is one, the market square of Bitterfeld.
Even though Bitterfeld is a common German town, there are not so many subjects fit for nice urban sketching. The town became big as result of huge chemical industry and browncoal mining, but as these activities were founded in the dreary former East German DDR period, the town has its share of horrible "plattenbau" and other derelict buildings. It tries to recover, but still bears the scars.

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