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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.
... of got some pics, in the morning before Roy and I, only just made the castle tour, Jack must of heard the manly roar of a Tiger or maybe that whiny screech of the GS moped, but he was there to take a pic as we left.
Nice couple, and great company.
The castle was strange, I remember the tv programme, the board game, and from what little I know of history some of the inmates.
... It is not, nor was it ever, a house of worship.
It was actually Yenidze, a former cigarette factory, built in 1908.
Its owner imported his tobacco from Turkey, and the shape of the building served as advertising for his “exotic” product.
It is now used as an office building.
Our ship’s crew, still wearing their German costumes, scurried around the deck serving ...
... We went in and there were books. A guy came down and informed us that we could look around if we paid to view the buildings. I wasn't so sure about it, but Toralf paid the guy. There were different buildings and rooms, a couple of them had old tables people would have eaten at. There were some plants (a lemon tree! That was pretty cool to see), a cellar that was very dark...
We walked the streets and then also walked around the walls of the castle. ...