DRESDEN, GERMANY DAY 1 OF 2

DSCF3647 - Copy

Ampelmann traffic light – a leftover from East  Germany

MAY  3, 2015

Welcome to Dresden, Germany!   I arrived on a beautiful sunny day determined to see as much as I could in a 1-2 days time. Dresden is in the Saxony area of the country and was formally located in “East Germany” under communist rule until 1989. The Old Town of Dresden was heavily bombed during WWII in February 1945 so the buildings in my photos have been rebuilt to their original design with the exception of the Wall of Princes which survived the bombing.

DSCF3711

Crown Gate of the Zinger Palace

DSCF3706

Another piece of the Zwinger from the 18th Century

DSCF3714

The Zinger’s  Glockenspiel with 40 Meissen porcelain bells (Meissen- very very expensive)

DSCF3677

Procession of Princes, a 394 foot mural depicting a parade of  700 years of Saxon royalty.  Made of 24,000 tiles of Meissen porcelain in 1871. When made these tiles were fired 3 times at 2400 degrees, thus able  to withstand the WWII bombing.

DSCF3703

Semperoper   /  Opera House

DSCF3668

Church of Our Lady – a beautiful  Protestant  church, which sat in ruins for decades until 1992 when it was rebuilt for 100 million dollars, which  came from donations  all over the world.

DSCF3692

Baroque Catholic Church – a huge church even though only a small percentage of the people are Catholic.

DSCF3652 (2)

As always,  I manage to do some  bird watching every where I go.

DSCF3724

Last shot of the Crown Gate before I call it a day as…..

DSCF3727

this is  what I felt like by now from the jet lag.

Thanks for traveling with me!

Advertisements

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Ludwig
    May 04, 2015 @ 11:11:43

    Thank you Jeannie for allowing me to live vicariously through you. Oh those German’s we are so neat and tidy! It all looks so nice and clean!

    Like

    Reply

  2. Dane Dodson
    May 04, 2015 @ 09:23:27

    Beautiful Pictures Jeannie, as always!

    Like

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: