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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.
... yet another place you knew as a boy was great fun, especially with my overheating great friend.
The lady doing the tour liked my t-shirt, but did encourage Roy to to get his pasty nips out, and licked her lips when he did. Roy missed that.
The ingenuity of the guys that were held there was amazing, they even built a glider, which was proved to work by a channel 4 film recently.
... adjacent to the even older 15th century city hall.
The Germans really know how to make dessert pastries.
We ordered a Sächsische Eierschecke, a type of egg custard cake, a Saxony specialty, along with a Pflaumenkuchen (plum cake) similar to a cake my mother used to make every year for my birthday.
Needless to say, everything was absolutely delicious.
But we weren’t done ...
... having Torlaf teach me some vocab, and he was asking me for the English words, and I even corrected myself a couple times with conjugations... it was really awesome. It felt like my German usage had kind of reawakened yesterday when I went shopping with Bettina, but today it really came alive (well, more alive anyway).
In Meißen there were many things to see. We started off by going to learn about porcelain. Meißen is the first place in Europe to have ...