Destroyed, dark, dreary but somehow delightful

Trip Start May 09, 2005
Trip End Mar 20, 2006

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Monday, July 25, 2005

We both had a nice time together in Dresden because we took it easy and
just had a relaxing walk around the town. Absolutley everyone in the city
speaks German as its not as Touristy as other German cities so it was a bit
more challenging to communicate while we were here but that's half the fun
when travelling. Dresden was absolutely bombed to oblivion in WWII and are
still fixing buildings and churches which were destroyed or damanged.
Infact just walking around the streets we came across bombed buildings
which still haven't been repaired. The story behind the city is that,
allied forces mistook Dresden for Berlin and therefore bombed the crap out
of it. Pretty big mistake if you ask us! Some more trivia on Deresden for
you all is that its where bras and porcelain were invented. While trying to
make gold they stumbled upon porcelain. The town is filled with gorgeous
architecture. The Cathedral, Opera House and Old Palace were very
impressive. We went on a tour of the Opera house which had burnt down a few
times in the past so it now has all these fancy fire traps installed
everywhere. The art inside was amazing. We have no interest in Opera but
damn this place looked good.
The weather while we were here was miserable, it drizzled all day and was
quite cold the entire time we were there, But we were only here 1 days
(Definitley enough) so it wasn't too bad. The city has a sought of dark feel to it, i dont know if it was the weather, the discoloured buildings or all the destruction still evident but it just felt like the town was dark, and still living back in the war times. Sounds weird, but thats the feeling we got from it.
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