Zwinger Take 2

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

I stopped at the Zwinger at least once each day that I spent in Dresden. I couldn’t get enough of it. The place is so vast, yet somehow I felt like I was in my own little, beautiful corner of Germany. There were plenty of other visitors, but they seemed to mostly head straight for one of the three museums housed by the palace, leaving me to wander and explore completely on my own.

As I reached the top of an ornate staircase, I discovered a wide open terrace with beautiful fountains and sculptures. I drifted through empty rooms with balconies that opened up to the grand courtyard.  I found a quiet spot in the shade and imagined the festivals and tournaments that had taken place there centuries ago.

The imagination can really run wild in a place like this.

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

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Approaching Midnight

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing…”
– Edgar Allen Poe

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Wishing everyone a spooktacular Halloween!

Zwinger

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Eventually

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

From High Above

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

From the top of the Frauenkirche, standing on wooden beams with enough give to make my stomach drop, I took in the views of Dresden. Along the river there was slight evidence of damage from the recent floods, although it was nothing compared to the destruction from the war. Old palaces and churches now repaired, brand new structures made to look old (even the Frauenkirche itself was recently rebuilt), and from high above you’d never know the difference.

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Wanderers

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany 

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Movement

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New York City

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

New York City

New York City

Evening Stroll

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Hallo Dresden!

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Last week I took my first trip to Dresden, and I’m already trying to figure out how and when I can get back (after I practice my Deutsch of course… it needs a LOT of work). It’s such a friendly city with so many beautiful things to take so many photos of (is 120 of the Zwinger alone too many?? I just couldn’t get enough of that place!). While I still have plenty of sorting and editing to do, I couldn’t wait to share a couple with you.

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

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