Hotel Dobelner Hof
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The signature landmark of Dresden is the Frauenkirche, the Church of Our Lady. It is one of the most talked about German buildings in the recent past.
In World War II, air-raids wiped out Dresden, destroying many historic buildings and churches. Among them was the Frauenkirche, which collapsed into a 42 feet high pile of rubble; the ruins were left untouched for 40 years, a reminder of the destructive powers of war.
Dresden was on our way to Prague so we thought we would look at the old city, and the church they had to rebuild after the serious bombing during the war. We had a walk around, saw some great historic buildings and had a beer. It was a lovely city but me and Roy were both hot now, so we pushed on to Prague to find a hotel.
We thought about camping but wanted easy down time.
Well would you Adam and Eve it? As the late George Cole would say.
I was hoping to catch up with my friend Roy as he is on holiday visiting friends, and others, in the Czech Republic and Poland.
He knew roughly where I was, and hoped we would meet too.
I told him I was in Berlin, and would be going to Colditz in the morning, the message I got back suggested I was too late and we ...
... There were a lot of ducks and white swans around and it was very soothing.
On my return I went to Neustadt (New Town) and ate at a rustic old tavern where there were a few tables with men playing cards and drinking beer. I really enjoyed my "warm bread with roast meat (pork) and black beer sauce". It also contained horseradish and pickled cucumber. I then went for a cocktail at Zilles, a 1920s-style bar ...
"'Sehr geehrte Ms. Ladydumbpants...': Bureaucracy's a joke, but at least we've got some news and it's looking positive..."
(There, that should be the title of this entry...)
Yesterday night ended with Tim coming down a little before midnight and talking to me about his IB results and the college ranking he had been working on all day. He left a little after midnight, and I didn't feel sleepy, so I went in search for cooking shows. I watched a ...