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Saturday, July 11, 2015

dresden

finally i finished my photo book of our trip to Dresden and i will Show you some of the Pictures i took:
 
 
on our way to Dresden we spent a few hours in meißen (famous for the porcelain)
 

 
the dome and the albrechtsburg (oldest german Castle)...
and the paths to get there:
 
 
inside the court of the dome:

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in Dresden there is the famous brühl´s terrace, an architectural Ensemble (nicknamed "The Balcony of Europe"), which stretches high above the shore of the river Elbe
 
 
upon the "Lemon squeezer" (the top of the academy of fine arts) there is a statue of the Roman goddess Fama, Holding the laurel wreath as a Symbol of the artists´ fame

 


 
the hausmanns-Tower is the oldest existing part of the Dresden castle

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the Quadriga of panthers on top of the semper opera:

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the "church of our Lady"/frauenkirche became a Symbol of reconciliation after its Restauration, which was finished 2005. it is one of the largest domes in europe.
 
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at the same time we were in Dresden there was Held the G7 Meeting of the Ministers of finance with a large number of policemen.
Picture above: a Demonstration of "ONE" (against hunger and disease in africa), demanding of the politicians not to produce "only hot air" when talking
 
due to the politicians´ Meeting we could not visit the Castle...

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one day we made a steamboat trip along the river elbe...
 
 
a Ferry with my Name;)

 
small Castles... nowadays Hotels and restaurants

 
the "blue wonder" bridge

 
our Destination was pillnitz Castle, the summer residence of many electors and kings of Saxony:
 

 
large parts of the park of this Castle are like an Arboretum of a botanical garden with lots of trees and bushes from all over the world,
as the virginian snowflake shrub

 
or the umbrella magnolia...

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but the most famous plant is the The camellia tree with its movable glass house - this one blooms with more than 30 000 blossoms in April. it is more than 230 years old.
 

 
the "english" part of the garden


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below the arch to the estate where we lived - a few Kilometers out of town.
 
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at the semper opera we saw a Performance of the ballett "impressing the czar" - and we also were impressed:)

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on our last day we visited moritzburg Castle, which  
 lies on a symmetrical artificial Island.
The surrounding woodlands and lakes have been a favourite hunting area of the electors and kings of Saxony.
 


 
the weather had been a bit Grey and windy on our first day, but then sun came through and we had not a single drop of rain. so a wonderful ladies trip was had by the four of us!

14 comments:

  1. Schöne Fotos, dresden ist wirklich eine hübsche Stadt mit viel zu sehen. Dir ein schönes Wochenende, GLG, Valerie

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  2. Kaum zu glauben, dass es nur 3 Tage waren... deinen tollen, informativen Fotos nach, sieht es wie eine 10-Tage-Reise aus! Jetzt habe ich alles gesehen und muss gar nicht mehr dort hin... nein, im Gegenteil, deine Bilder sagen mir, dass ich auf jeden Fall auch mal eine Dresdenreise planen sollte.
    Toll, dass ihr in jedem Jahr solch eine schöne Städtereise macht!
    Du hast ja sogar ein Schiff mit deinem Namen aufgenommen... ha, ich habe auch ein Schiff, Valerie schickte mir letztens ein Foto davon...
    Schönes Wo-Ende von Ulrike

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  3. Wundervolle Fotos ..was für eine tolle Stadt und sogar ein Schiff mit Deinem Namen!
    Herrlich!

    Hab ein schönes Wochenende - ja es wird wiedr wieder wärmer..aber hoffentlich nicht mehr so heiss wie es kürzlich war... büdde!

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  4. Such interesting travels. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos, Johanna. (Let's hope the politicians took note of those balloons!) Jx

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  5. What a fantastic trip. Thanks so much for sharing these great architectural wonders. xox

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  6. Such astonishing architecture, so beautifully kept and so clean. I enlarged all your photos by clicking on one and getting them all enlarged, your photos are so clear.
    What a great visit, thanks.
    Also nice to see a ferry with your name, specially organised for your visit of course.

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  7. Wow, I had no idea Dresden was so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos, Johanna! You have seen so much in such a short time. I've added Dresden to my list of places I want to see ASAP. :)
    Happy Sunday.

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  8. A very professional post, might be published in a magazine!
    Herzlich Pippa

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  9. Du warst wohl kurz nach mir da - danke für die schöne Fototour! Warst Du auch so atemlos oben an der Albrechtsburg? (übrigens gibt´s am Freitag was über das Porzellanmuseum in "Aspekte" ...)

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  10. Uih, das sind schöne Fotos von Dresden. Wenn ich das so sehe, würde ich gerne auch nochmal hinfahren. Wir waren auch nur kurz da und haben längst nicht alles gesehen.
    LG Carola

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  11. Golly, this was a wonderful experience. I loved the balloons filled with "hot air." But most of all, I loved all the castles and photos of them. You did a wonderful job of documenting this trip. You have no idea how lucky you are to see all that beauty. Even the lemon squeezer was fun to see. Heck, I loved it ALL. Thanks for taking me on this voyage.

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  12. WOWEE what a great trip...you are great to take the time to share some photos and information with us Johanna.
    I like traveling even if it is from my armchair ;-)
    I clicked on each photo a second time after reading and looking at everything the first time = Super!
    The hot air balloons are classic...wonder if any of the dignitaries got to see themselves up there *gg*
    oxo

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  13. WOWEE what a great trip...you are great to take the time to share some photos and information with us Johanna.
    I like traveling even if it is from my armchair ;-)
    I clicked on each photo a second time after reading and looking at everything the first time = Super!
    The hot air balloons are classic...wonder if any of the dignitaries got to see themselves up there *gg*
    oxo

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  14. Oh johanna, das sind ja wunderschöne Bilder, danke fürs zeigen.

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