A beautiful old wall and door in Bautzen, Saxony, Germany. Bautzen is an “up and coming” town and has under gone quite a large amount of investment over the last 7-10 years which is now driving property prices higher. This wonderful “neglected” facade will probably be over painted and made new any minute now. The small blue sign under the No1 means that this building is “listed” or protected and changes are subject to conditions laid down the local council. What can and can’t be done is determined on a case by case basis and is not always consistent, much to the annoyance of those with property that falls under such a “denkmal“.