Going for Baroque in Dresden


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August 22nd 2016
Published: August 26th 2016
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<em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Day 210 Monday 15th August 2016 – Berlin to Dresden Cannot believe we are leaving Berlin today as it only feels like we got here yesterday. Our bus wasn’t till 1pm so we could have a slow start to the day and had our usual breakfast at a café around the corner before getting into our packing. The metro is so easy to use so there was no point ... Read Full Entry



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Watching the flow of the river
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Catholic Cathedral
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Link bridge from royal palace to Cathedral
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Road under the Munzkabinett building
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Baroque ghastly
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Baroque rubbish
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Pointless Baroque Art
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Putting jewels on it doesn't make it any prettier
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Ivory carved clock
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Fake horses but genuine armour
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Courtyard inside the City Palace
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Looking over the roof of the Catholic Cathedral
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Opera House
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Rooftops of Dresden
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Tower in the Zwinger complex
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Palace at the Zwinger
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26th August 2016

Love the word play
We really wanted to see Dresden but didn't have time. We'll add it to a future trip. Sounds like it has a good vibe.
27th August 2016

Germany in stages
We did Frankfurt and Munich last trip and now Berlin and Dresden, so I guess in about thirty years time we will have seen the whole country. Much preferred Dresden over nearby Prague.
27th August 2016

Wish I could say...
...'watching an endless sea of spinning wind turbines over the Australian countryside' :( For a once bombed out city, Dresden has gorgeous streets! I really love that they built the altar of the Frauenkirche out of fragments recovered from the rubble...how beautiful. Pity I can't the same for the 'ugly just got uglier' thing - what is that? and why? :)
27th August 2016

Wish I could say...
Just love Germany for how they have embraced alternative energy. If you get the chance google Dresden 1945, it was hard to believe the devastation and how they were able to rebuild. As for the ugly things, it was hard not to laugh at them and it was a real challenge to pick the photos of the worst offenders.
27th August 2016
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Rebuilt cities
I spent about four months in Germany and a couple of weeks in fabulous Dresden, and all over they've rebuilt whole gorgeous medieval and Baroque cities and towns that we destroyed (often with marginal military significance). In defense of the ugly: those nautilus shells and pieces of coral, ivory, etc were all pretty exotic for those northern Europeans, but it being the Baroque, they just couldn't leave well-enough alone. Does add entertainment value though, eh?
27th August 2016
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Rebuilt cities
Being in cities like Dresden makes you realise the horrible toll of war. The war against Hitler was certainly justifiable and unavoidable it is just so sad to see the consequences of that war but great to see the rebirth. As for the Baroque ugliness it did give us both some of the best laughs we have had in a long time.

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