The Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe), in Dresden, is one of the places that comes to mind when I think of my childhood in the GDR. It was a time I remember as monotonous and colorless, with distraction offered by visits to the Zwinger palace. Full of curious objects and beauty, it houses the treasury of August the Strong. Whenever I go to Dresden, I try to stop by.
Photos: Courtesy of Kostas Murkudis