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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:18 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwinger_(Dresden)
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https://fotoeins.com/2013/06/17/dresden-zwinger-glockenspiel/
click on this link.
the blogger took a video of the bells and its melody playing.
Not to be missed :please:

I was at the premises at 10am for the guided tour.

At 10.15am, these beautiful bells started to play its melody.
Everyone stood in awe and the whole place became silent.

The melody played for about 10 minutes.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:25 pm

taken with a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime mobile phone
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realised the colours aren't that great with this phone :cry:

the other photos also did not turn out nice looking :slapshead:

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:36 pm

These are some shots along the hiking trail on Bastei @ Saxon Switzerland National Park
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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:41 pm

After the walking trail in the forest, we reached the stones for closer view
Directions indicators are carved directly onto stones or painted on tree trunks.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:47 pm

Hubby expressed cold sweat when he saw me bending over the edge to take some of these photos.
I wanted to show the depth of the stone columns of the castle ruins.
Amazing how the people then built such castle out of stony mountain.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:59 pm

At the top (we presumed it was the top, not peak since there are other walking trails to other areas), there was a restaurant with a very clean toilet, euro50cts per entry.
We did not see any sign post to indicate the way down and could not communicate well with a restaurant waitstaff either.
So we took the way back to go down.
By the time I reached the original starting point, I had very painful sole and my left little toe was swollen. I guess the Merrell hiking shoes I worn is not good enough for this hiking trail.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:14 pm

As many of the Dresden old buildings/statues/sculptures are built of sandstone, refurnishing are a continuous process.
The local tour guide told us that there are always some parts of a building being inaccessible due to refurnishing works being carried out.
Meaning tourists wont get a perfect photo with no fences/scaffolding or a photo with all the statues displayed on the building façade.

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Church of our Lady with the statue of Martin Luther in the town square.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:48 pm

The local tour guide told us that Augustus the Strong was the most remembered ruler.
He was a big fan of Greek myths, hence we see so many statues depicting Greek mythology.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_II_the_Strong
http://www.aviewoncities.com/dresden/goldenerreiter.htm

There was a statue which I chanced upon, now it is the screensaver on my mobile phone :wink:
A Chinese boy in Dresden City.


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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:07 pm

Dresdner Kreuzkirche

http://www.aviewoncities.com/dresden/kreuzkirche.htm

No photography is allowed inside the church.
Entry into the church is free.

We paid 4euro to go up the viewing tower (accessible via entrance F). The 100 steps of a staircase are initially inside a modern section of church, then proceed to be the spiral type, passing the bells, going up and up. Actually very tiring. Many visitors were panting by the time they reach the top. Fortunately, the top level has a bench which we could take rest.

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The viewing tower gives the visitors a 360 degree view of the city.
I only took one view :oops:

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:25 pm

Church of the Holy Cross (also known as Kreuzkirche)
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Now its interior looks very bare and simple.
There is a photo gallery at the side of the building, showcasing how the church interior was like before the fire.

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