DRESDEN, GERMANY, May 4, 2015, Day 2 OF 2

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That’s me showing you  how REALLY  big the Parade of Princes  is.

My Rick Steves  guide book says it is as long as a football field.

 

May 4, 2015

Today was  my last day in Dresden so ( being a Monday with  all of the museums  closed)  I spent the day  meandering the  Old Town area and  left to my own devices.   I went back to my favorite, Church of our Lady, to see it again.  There is a huge area in front of the Church that is fenced off due to an archaeological dig.    I pondered how little  we  stop to think of what was left by  past generations right under our feet. In the dig area I could see steps and passageways and walls – all well below the surface. Also there were a couple of photos of what the 1945 bombing did to the original church:

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Then I walked thru some passageways   probably  not meant for  commoners at the Royal Palace.  I went  with the theory  that if you act like you know what you are doing, most people won’t question you:

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This was behind some unlocked gates  which revealed  the courtyard in the middle of the Royal Palace complex.  Love the symmetry of those arches.

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I’m sure they left this gate unlocked so people could go in and appreciate the giant lilac bushes that were blooming.   The smell was heavenly!

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I always have time for bird watching.  Can you see the 3377 price on this bird?  That’s in Euros and it is Meissen porcelain.   The same porcelain that the Zinger’s   Glockenspiel’s 40 bells are made from.  Nothing but  the best for  the Royalty of the past.

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Then I sat down to have lunch with this lady who looked like she needed some company.  She was a tad on the quiet side but I didn’t mind doing all of the talking.

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On my way back  to the train station, this gal ran pass me in tizzy – guess there are always a  weirdo or 2  out and about.

At the train station I learned that a German rail strike was going to start  the next day – one of my  travel days. 😦

But  this display of the worlds best German  candy bars  caught my eye – Ritter!   Chocolate  always  brightens  any  moment.

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Thanks for traveling with me.

Tomorrow – Gorlitz is  the destination!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Donna Jarnagin
    May 06, 2015 @ 00:50:09

    I absolutely love your travels, the fact you explore on your own and take the time to find the unique sites and commentary that we can all appreciateitsca. It’s one of my dreams to explore with you someday. I look forward to more of my travels through you…..

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  2. Judy Ludwig
    May 05, 2015 @ 17:07:43

    I love the courtyard behind the palace it is really beautiful!

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