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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 ...
Today we toured the porcelain factory on Meissen. Harry looked while I bought :). Because of demand for Chinese porcelain this factory was built in the mid 1700's..the first outside of Asia. Of course,it was incredibly beautiful and breathtakingly priced, but the artistry can't be topped. Last night we stayed in a stellplatze about 4 feet from the rivers edge. We met a lovely couple from the Netherlands who gave us valuable information about where to stay in ...
... than catch the expensive public transport or get a tourist bus around. This meant that to see everything we wanted to we spent three solid days of walking around and probably covered over 40km in total. We both had very sore feet and were exhausted afterwards especially because the people we were sharing our dorm room with were coming home at all sorts of hours after partying all night so sleep was very interrupted.
While in Berlin we visited ...