>That’s what I thought, anyway.
Postwar, slung-together, utilitarian apartment block, medieval building and the appallingly ugly Erbacher Hof in the background, looking like a set from one of Kevin Costner’s direst films.
The first and last are correct, at least.
The medieval house – “The house of the Roman king” (didn’t the Animals sing a song called that…?) or “Zum Lateran”, depending on the historical period – suffered the same fate as the predecessor of the apartment block at the hands of some fairly effective carpet bombing in February 1945.
Initially reconstructed in 1949 around 2 sandstone portals and the remnants of the back wall – nothing else remained standing -, it was returned to its pre-1945 architectural style in 1986.
>I like this; ugly or not, it’s the history of Mainz. And great for DP.
>Since I live in that appartement block facing the “Erbacher Hof” your post made me smile. This building truly i s ugly.