Thursday, March 22, 2007

Dresden


Mom in Dresden (I love this picture!). It was freezing cold and sehr windig. Following are more pictures of the city. Dresden was pretty much flattened in WWII--the Allies bombed the sh*t out of it (Slaughterhouse Five--excellent book--read it). All the monuments were rebuilt after the end of the war. Mom and I went to the city museum which was pretty good. I just wish it had had more about the rebuilding--I would like to know when it was started, when it was completed, and who did it.


The Hofkirche.


The Frauenkirche. Excerpt from my guidebook: "Burned out in 1945, its shell seemed to have survived intact, only to collapse two days later. Reconstruction work started in 1993 [...]"

Detail from the Zwinger.


The Frauenkirche in the distance.

2 Comments:

At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anna said...

Such great architecture and pictures! :)
And that's a great picture of the divine Ms. D., too!

It's awesome to be able to vicariously see this stuff through you!!

 
At 11:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. Please tell your mom her picture's nicer than the creepy chandelier one...and hers doesn't come with built-in nightmare fodder! ;)
--Anna

 

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