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Brick Gothic and Socialist Classicism

Another remarkable mix of architectural styles is found in Lange Straße, one of the two main streets running west-east through the centre of Rostock. Rostock was bombed by the Royal Air Force in April 1942, which left most of Lange Straße in ruins. In the early 1950s, the Eastern German authorities wanted to rebuild the street in a way that would reflect Rostock’s status as the GDR’s most important port and symbolise the new socialist Rostock. It resulted in a mix of buildings built in Socialist Classicism (also called Stalinist architecture) and Brick Gothic architecture, influenced by the medieval parts of the city. I added another building in Lange Straße to the WS (

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 597/100 mm
Date Taken: 2020-07-23 16:40
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1921 k

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