Saturday, March 28, 2009

Delighting Dresden

Dresden is the capital city of the German Federal Free State of Saxony. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe. The Dresden capital is part of the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area.
Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor.

The "Church of Our Lady" is a Lutheran church in Dresden, Germany. This church survived the firebombing of Dresden during World War II but was totally burned out and collapsed the next day. It has been reconstructed as a landmark symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.

The reconstruction of its exterior was completed in 2004, its interior in 2005 and after 13 years of rebuilding, the church was re-consecrated on 30 October 2005 with festive services lasting through the Protestant observance of Reformation Day on 31 October.

The controversial bombing of Dresden in World War II by the United States Army Air Forces and the Royal Air Force, 40 years in the Soviet bloc state of the German Democratic Republic and contemporary city development has changed the face of the city broadly. Considerable restoration work has helped restore the city to its pre-war glory.

Since German reunification in 1990, Dresden has re-emerged as a cultural, political and economic centre in the eastern part of Germany.

In the backdrop seen the bridge across the Elbe in Dresden

1 comment:

Bradpetehoops said...

Very nice places!

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