Dresden was once one of Europe’s great cultural capitals. One thousand fire bombs devasted the city on 13th February 1945 killing 40,000 people and leaving 900,000 homeless. Many of the main monuments have been rebuilt but not the historical houses that give a city its character. It was overcast when we arrived and rained most of the afternoon which made the city somewhat mournful. However, there seemed to be lot of things going on whenever the rain stopped. For an idea of what the city is like in the sun, I recommend Andrea’s photos on Rearview Mirror.
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Lady Godiva needs her horse!
A beautiful city.
A surprising compilation of the city of Dresden. Amazing architecture [ rebuilt?] and ‘blow me down’ fancy stumbling on ‘Ayers Rock’!
The rebuilding is amazing, I agree.
I was just there in May. Interestingly, my guide book refers to the “Parade of Princes” what you call the “Procession of Nobles.” Funny, eh?
We hopped on a tram for a short distance only to be in the midst of a hail storm when we got off with no where to go. We were in the “New Town” and got totally drenched in a matter of moments, with no umbrella and no real place to get out of the rain and hail except for under a tree. Not exactly a good plan with thunder and lightning! 🙂
We did meet a lovely young man (1/2 French, 1/2 British) that was working in the TI in the train station. He saw us on a tram later in the day and showed us around the New Town. Delightful.
You can friend me on FB and see my Dresden photos. No dressing down in mine though. LOL
I translated directly from French, I’m afraid: Procession des Nobles!
What an experience with the hail. I’ll friend you on FB. Hope I found the right person.
Looks like the holiday is livening up!
She was certainly a surprise.
I was lucky to have great weather on both my trips to Dresden which I think makes all the difference. If you don’t mind me sharing, here’s some sunnier pics of the city. http://www.rearviewmirror.tv/dresden-the-most-beautiful-city-in-germany/
What beautiful photos! thanks for sharing Andrea. The sun makes so much difference.
It’s so frustrating when you visit somewhere in flat dull light (cue nearly all our time in Iceland!) but even in the rain it’s easy to see that Dresden is an amazing place. It’s on my wish list for sure, and even more having seen some of the wackier sides of it…tahnks for sharing these fun photos.
I so agree about the light – I’m looking forward to your Iceland photos.