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Schloss Janus

Pictures from an empty palace in eastern Germany

Janus was an ancient Roman god depicted with two faces, one frontal looking into the future and one rear face looking backwards into history. This manor also has two sides/facades, one old historic (picture below) and one modern.
The manor was rebuilt several times. What you see today is mainly from early 1800's and early 1900's and then of course post WWII. During the peak days (19th century) it had a magnificient garden with a lake. Not much is left. In 1945 the property was expropriated by the communists and used for public services until 1990. Since then it has been empty with the exception of a few years when it was occupied by a sect-like movement.

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