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Today we went to see the East Side Gallery before leaving for Dresden. The gallery is basically a portion of the Berlin Wall which has been painted by various artists and has become a tourist attraction. It's pretty cool and Mark and I were both surprised by how thin the Berlin Wall actually is.
Anyway, after looking at the wall for …
... ones that are, are full!!
Anyway, we arrived in Dresden and it was freezing cold. Since we were here in 2006, there have been some major changes. The walk to the old town centre, which used to be very East…as in drab buildings and closed shop fronts and just a general grey look, is totally different now. There are fantastic new buildings and shopping malls and it is all very inviting looking, whereas in 2006 ...
It was rather unbearable to leave the Bohemia city, but more sights and excitement awaits in Germany. A 2 hour coach ride to Dresden, a city near to the borders of Germany with a long history, much of it accounted for World War II. In fact nearly the entire city was bombed during world war II causing casualties in the tens of thousands. Most of the city is now ...
... our age here have grown up with a completely different set of social and political values to the generations directly before them and this is most obviously reflected in how younger generations can speak English where a majority of their elders cannot--Lisa's grandmother is fluent in Russian. The tension between "old" and "new" is felt in the atmosphere of the cities design where amidst the powerful and historically rich baroque buildings, the Zwinger ...
... many of these buildings and facilities were so sturdy and well kitted out, that they were used for alternative purposes during WWII, eg. for the safe-keeping of national treasures, for imprisonment of POWs and for the hospitalisation of wounded soldiers. The best views of the district are obtained from the external boundary, so we walk the perimeter of the fortress, stopping every few moments for ...
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