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Coreyoria World Tour

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

Touring Germany.

I'm covering all of Eastern Germany, or at least it seems like it!
I've been to Baützen, Görlitz, a dinosaur park (saurierpark), Dresden,
and today a little villiage made out of wood. I've had a meal at a
traditional German potato house and tried lots of new drinks. They
like to mix beer with everything here and I didn't know what it would
be like, but they know what they're doing. My favorite so far would
have to be a mixture of beer and a raspberry-lemonade kool-aid
mixture. I've also sampled all kinds of other great drinks. Hey -
they're on vacation right now and so am I! Dresden was wonderful ...
Michigan Ave. meets old style Baroque architecture and castles. It's
situated on the Elbe River and we walked probably the entire Old City.
I had been destroyed mostly by bombs after WWII, but it is almost
finished being reconstructed. On the way back, after figuring out some
calculations (which I have been having to do a lot!), I figured out
that we traveled 124mph on the autobahn! And that's normal for them.
Germany is, they said, one of the only countries with no speed limit.
Keep in mind there are far fewer cars on the road. The city of Görlitz
is Germany's easternmost city, and on the other side of the river is
Poland, so we were able to walk across a bridge and into Poland, which
I thought was really neat. I've seen lots of fascinating things, but I
don't have time now to recount them all. Thanks for checking in on me.
I'm doing great and absolutely loving it here!

Bye for now,
Cor

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29/7/05 21:27

I like to work the word Baroque into my everday conversation, too, even though I don't really know what it means. "Oh, that Tudor-style split-level home is so Baroque ... Man, you gotta love Wagner's Baroque influence ..." Everybody raise a glass for Corey Polk in Germany, using her big, fancy, English-degree words, none of which so far seem to be German. I'm impressed.    



30/7/05 04:12

You too can be a 'Baroque'-using pro. Here's how:

Ba.roque
adj

1)Of, relating to, or characteristic of a style in art and architecture developed in Europe from the early 17th to mid-18th century, emphasizing dramatic, often strained effect and typified by bold, curving forms, elaborate ornamentation, and overall balance of disparate parts.
2)Baroque Music. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a style of composition that flourished in Europe from about 1600 to 1750, marked by expressive dissonance and elaborate ornamentation.
3)Extravagant, complex, or bizarre, especially in ornamentation: “the baroque, encoded language of post-structural legal and literary theory” (Wendy Kaminer).
4)Irregular in shape: baroque pearls.

It's that easy! Now go out there and put it to use! *Thanks Dictionary.com!*

P.S. The only reason I used it was because on my guided tour of Dresden I was given a pair of dorky oversized headphones while everyone else got to listen to the live tour. Every other word on that tour was 'Baroque,' which, when you think about it, was in itself Baroque.    



30/7/05 13:57

i'm glad cee s tus not barosque, i like antinomian skinny, the clser te bon, you ken,    



31/7/05 16:45

Can anyone decipher that last comment? Cuz I sure can't.    



3/8/05 13:41

Haha. Nope. Who the? Something about skinniness and closer to the bone. PEOPLE CAN BE SO CRUEL! I'm working on it, world. I'm working on it.    



4/8/05 05:20

HAHAHA. Thanks to your bit of well, I guess you'd call it deciphering, I might have it figured out. He's talking about styles and I think he prefers a style that is more streamlined than Baroque, less gaudy, hence, "closer to the bone." But I could be very very wrong. I guess we'll never know, will we?    



10/10/05 12:58

I'm doing a report on Dresden for a German class I take in the evenings and wondered if you know anything else about it that isn't in a brochure.    



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