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