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

Dresden Revisited

Anonymous said...

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.

10/10/05 12:58

Well ...

Probably not too too much. Any information I've learned has been from tours, etc. And that's probably the same information you'd find in a brochure. Just by searching the net you'll probably be able to find anything you're looking for. One thing that did interest me was that the city of Dresden is still in the process of rebuilding the city after all of the destruction that occurred toward the end of WWII. Seeing the comparison of the city at that point with photos of all the reconstruction that has been done was unbelievable. Being able to compare those pictures might show you the progress they've made. However, there's still much left to do. They were in the middle of a huge project when I was there. I think they were renevating a church (I could be mistaken) and they were making a replicate of the old one that used to stand there, even using some bricks from the original structure. Also cool was the Volkswagon manufacturing plant constructed out of glass so you could see the cars being made. It's apparently state of the art. I'm checking my travel journal to see if there's anything else I've left out. Oh, many things were invented in Dresden. For example: toothpaste tubes, mouthwash, and bras amongst other things. Dresden was also the birthplace of German Baroque architecture. One other aspect I found to be pretty cool is that they have all of this land set aside right around the city, and people who live within the city get these little plots of land with garden sheds so that they have some space to do their gardening even though they're living within the city. I'm no history buff, but I hope this helps. Looks like I need to learn more about Dresden myself. I've been meaning to read a book on European history and the major cities now that I'm back. I think it will really help give more meaning to the places I've traveled.
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17/10/05 01:51

for one man's view of the town, try Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five    



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