The Leaning Pole of Dresden

leaning pole dresden

This is a peculiar structure located in the middle of the old part of Dresden Square. It’s a pole that leans at a 45 degree angle. The oblique inclination of the pole points towards an underground passage that leads to a railway station but the pole itself has no particular significance that I could decipher.

It’s not an optical illusion.

There is no signage to illuminate questing minds as to why the pole is canted.

I didn’t know why it was leaning.

It’s as if the pole had lofty dreams of becoming an attraction equal or superior to the Leaning Tower of Pisa but never quite made it, gave up, started drinking and…well, leaning.

leaning pole dresden square

Thus, we dubbed it The Leaning Pole of Dresden and took stupid photos with it. Heh.

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12 thoughts on “The Leaning Pole of Dresden”

  1. We have lots of leaning buildings in Sibu in the poor side of town…owing to the sinking swampy land…but I wonder why the pole is leaning. Maybe some motorist rammed into it… LOL!!!

    • Heh! Dresden Square is actually a pedestrian only area. I didn’t understand the signs at first but could guess and confirmed it the second day with a local.

      It shows a woman and a child holding hands. πŸ™‚

      Good question, I don’t know why it’s leaning too. I’ll love to know.

  2. Maybe it’s the gravity of the ground that forced the pole to lean, but it’s the smaller, German version to that leaning building. (I can’t remember the name, but I think it’s the Colosseum?)

    • Hmm…yeah that sounds like a plausible theory – gravity.

      You could be right since there are no comparably light structures around. You mean the Leaning Tower of Pisa? This is a relatively new structure though, not subject to the forces of time and gravity.

      Nice theory though, I’ll look it up. Cheers mate! πŸ™‚

    • Haha! Really? Crap, we took ages to perfect the photo – two of us were taking turns with the camera and posing and it takes longer than it sounds to get it right.

      I mean, you’ll know from Tanah Lot. πŸ˜‰

    • Heh! I didn’t have a tripod (another couple did though) so I asked a friend to take it while I took his.

      It was a group of six people who went, including me. πŸ™‚

    • HAHAHA

      Yeah, it does eh? I tried to do the post and take the photos, it’s not very easy to do, we had to maneuver around a lot. πŸ™‚


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