Today I was in the neigbourhood of Dresden and Pirna and walked through the woods of Liebethaler Grund. I saw the most beautyful rocks of limestone full of green moss and little ruins and interesting details. In the woods there was placed a speaker with the composition Lohengrin of Richard Wagner (Wagner was inspired by the environment of Liebethaler Grund), and also a monument for the composer made by Richard Guhr in 1933. The monument was not really worth photographing, the nature and signs around it were more worth looking at, while listening to the composition. Such a bombastic and too literally allegorical monument can not compare to the contemplative qualities of music or nature.
A few days earlier I saw again a reproduction of The Great Wave of Kanagawa of Hokusai on the Augustus bridge in Dresden. I have written about ‘the wave’ of Hokusai earlier. Interesting was that the wave here has got a meaning specific for the waterflood of 2002 of the Elbe (it’s a kind of monument), the river who streams through Dresden and causes ones in a few years problems for the environment because of it’s high water level. In this case the sea isn’t everywhere, but unfortunately the water of the river. The wave has in this case a symbolical meaning, and symbolizes not the sea but the unpredictable water of the river Elbe.