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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.


Crown Gate of the Zinger Palace


Another piece of the Zwinger from the 18th Century


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


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.


Semperoper   /  Opera House


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.


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

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


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


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

Thanks for traveling with me!


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!



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

    Beautiful Pictures Jeannie, as always!



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