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Hot Air Balloon over the Frauenkirche
Going for Baroque in Dresden

August 22nd 2016
<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 ... read more
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German Flag As Europe's largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20t... ... read more
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27th August 2016

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

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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