Dresden

    Dresden was a quick lunch stop on the way out of Berlin.

    All I knew of Dresden was it had been firebombed towards the end of the war. Firebombed so bad, they're still rebuilding parts of it. The main cathedral has only just been reopened.

    Everywhere you go you see black stone. That's all fire damange. The Church of Our Lady in the centre of town is the clearest example. They rebuilt it and its a patchwork of old and new stone.

    Dresden also has the Furstenzug, the Procession of Princes which shows all the rulers of Dresden in cronological order as if they were riding in a parade. Its made out of ceramic tiles and so escaped most of the fires unscathed (8 tiles needed replacing) and it over 100m long. Its pretty impressive.

    I did love all the statues Dresden had around it. I do like statues.


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State Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden
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Semperoper (Opera House)
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A Panther quadriga (Charot drawn by panther) on top of the opera house
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Gryphon on top of the opera house
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Another shot of the Opera House
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And anothe rof the panther quadriga
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Clock tower on the palace I think
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Bridge joining the castle and cathedral, modelled on the Bridge of Sighs
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Entrance to Dresden Castle
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The Furstenzug (Procession of Princes) showing all the princes of Dresden
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Other end of the Furstenzug
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Street in Dresden
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Looking at Augustus Bridge, upstream of Elbe River
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And downstream of Elbe River
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Dresden Academy of Fine Arts
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Dresden Academy of Fine Arts
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A sphinx statue
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Downtown Dresden and the Academy of Fine Arts
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More of the Fine Arts
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Church of Our Lady (Dresden Frauenkirche), freshly rebuilt
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Castle on the left, Royal Church on the right
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Statue on Bruhische Terrace
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Augustus Bridge
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The castle and royal church
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Bruhl's Terrace
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Dresdan Castle
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I like the ironwork
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Zwinger Palace
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Katholische Hofkirche (Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony)
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Statue outside the opera house
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The panthers again
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And a close up. I like panthers
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Another shot of the gryphon
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A statue on the outskirts of Dresden
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Fishing on the Vltava River
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