Alex Roque

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Wandering Wednesday – Dresden! [Part 1]

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What? No pictures of the Mediterranean? Ah, no. Now we move forward into the wintry world of Germany in December.

I know I have been very MIA lately, and I apologize. I have been working 14 hour days and have been getting bad migraines, and all in all just not wanting to sit at a computer when I get home most days. Luckily I’m working on a physical copy of my manuscript right now, so that hasn’t been terribly affected during this time.

Next month, will be better. Maybe. I sure hope so.

Anyways, I wanted to try to get a couple pictures out tonight to kick off my trip to Germany for the holidays! I was excited because we went to Dresden, and I haven’t been anywhere much besides Berlin.

There is a lot of history to Dresden, and especially in the historic inner city, which is where we visited for a few days. Towards the end of World War II, there were bombings that killed 25,000 civilians and destroyed the center of the city.

Today it is majorly reconstructed, but there is still so much around to remind people of what happened there.

Okay, enough babbling, here are a few pictures before my migraine gets worse! /o\

The first night we walked into Dresden I was snapping as many pictures as I could before it got too dark. These are the first buildings we encountered, and I was already very much impressed

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity was badly damaged in WWII, and restored in the 1980s.

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Those aren’t flecks of dust, they are birds. D;

The Opera House [Semperoper], by the end of the war, only had the exterior walls remaining from all the bombings. It is almost identical to how it looked before the war after restoration.


The Church of Our Lady wasn’t completely rebuilt until 2005. The darker blocks are the original stones.

The Church of Our Lady

The Church of Our Lady

This was a piece left out of the reconstruction and placed as a memorial along the street.

An old piece of the church that had been bombed

It was really quite amazing to see how the center had recovered from such a terribly tragic event. It is a beautiful city. More pictures to come in two weeks! Next week I am going to be out of state. D;


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