Friday, April 4, 2014

D is for Dresden


Dresden, Germany was never on my bucket list but I am very glad I found myself there last year.  Dresden is called 'Florence on the Elbe' and is an astonishing Renaissance city.  I walked all over the city taking many photos and was just in awe.  Of course, one cannot leave Dresden without having some stollen.  I even brought some home with me.

Dresden was bombed to ruins during World War II.  To see comparison pictures from then and now is mind-boggling.  This is truly a city that rose from the ashes.  This was day 15.


Visions of Dresden, 2013

The Elbe:


The Zwinger palace grounds:




Frauenkirche 2013 and in 1990 before restoration



The Opera House:


Dresden Castle where I visited the Green Vault:


And stollen for Christmas:


On my Bucket List:  Denmark

And if anyone is interested, all of my travel posts from last year's challenge can be found on their own page at the top of the blog.

10 comments:

  1. Lovely pix as usual Denise. They certainly have worked hard on restoration.

    Been to Denmark, Loved it.

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    1. My Godchild lives and works in Denmark and would love to get there to see her.

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  2. My fiance is Danish so Denmark is on my bucket list now too!

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  3. Don't we all Denis and as we get older there are more and more things to put in it.

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  4. Your post got me curious about Dresden Dolls though and whether they were originally made in Dresden.. so then I was off to do some quick online checking.

    Beautiful city. And your photography are stunning.

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    1. I do the same thing. I don't get much done in April. Now I am off to read some new bloggers. Thanks for the compliment.

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  5. My mom was in Dresden when it was bombed. The class went there for a school trip and thought it was safe as it was known for its beauty and art. When the bombings started, my mom, having also survived Hamburg, left and sat with some others in the outskirts and watched how the planes systematically bombed the city. She stated they, to this day, have no idea how many thousands died as thousands wen to the city believing it would be safe. Amazingly she met back up with her class and all were OK. My mom was always happy that they restored the city

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    1. It is so sad that man continues to go to war. Most of my ancestors left Europe just before or soon after WW I.

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  6. Beautiful photos, Denise. I've seen pictures of Dresden after the devastating bombings. To see the city rebuilt is inspiring. I've been to Germany but spent most of my time in Bavaria/Munich. Maybe one day I'll have the opportunity to return and see Dresden.

    VR Barkowski

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