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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

 

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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

Powder Gate Redo

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

I ventured to the top of the Powder Gate during my first trip to Prague, so I wasn’t planning on doing it again this time… but… after breakfast one day, I noticed how beautiful the sky was… and being only around the corner from the Gate, I couldn’t resist a quick trip to the top.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

I’m so glad I did it. Even though the scenery is the same, my original photos had a dreary, overcast sky. Not only did I get a “redo” of this gorgeous view, I had an amazing time soaking in the scenery.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Sometimes I worry that when returning to a city I’ve visited before, it won’t live up to the memories. For this trip to Prague at least – and even this trip to the top of the Powder Gate – that was definitely not the case.

Wanderers

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany 

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

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

History & Beef in Vieux Lyon

Lyon, France

Seemingly insignificant doors that lead to centuries-old passageways… Christian ruins that date back to the 2nd century… Beef Street…

Lyon, France

Vieux Lyon has it’s share of fascinating stuff. I guess one of the reasons I love visiting old towns like this is that I never get over the fascination. I come from a city that can barely keep up it’s buildings from the 1900s, so when I’m walking down a street that’s been there since Roman times and eating my daily baguette in front of a cathedral built before Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, I find it all perpetually amazing.

Lyon, France

Places like this capture the imagination. What was life like here in the 2nd century? Who was sneaking down this passageway 600 years ago? Has the steak always been this
great on Beef Street?

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, France

So much to ponder when wandering through history…

Lyon, France

Lyon, France