Monday, February 17, 2014

Palaces of Dresden - GERMANY

The second official of the day came from Germany, a multiview card of Palaces in the city of Dresden and in its surroundings, they really seem beautiful. The Dresden Elbe valley used to be a UNESCO WHS, but after the construction of the Waldschlösschen Bridge (a awful four lane bridge right in the middle of the valley) it became the second site delisted, unfortunately. Thank you very much Benno. This postcard took 4 days to arrive!  
 
Dresden and its surroundings - GERMANY
 
Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city center. The controversial British and American bombing of Dresden in World War II towards the end of the war killed at least 25,000 civilians and destroyed the entire city center. The impact of the bombing ruined the face of the city, but after the war Restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semper Oper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche as  well as the suburbs.
 
 

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