Saturday, October 12, 2013


I received two postcards today.  The first one was from Germany.

It is a view of the city of Dresden.  It is terrassenufer im abendlicht which means terrace shore in the evening light.

Dresden is the capital of the Free State of Saxony in Germany and has a population of 525,105.  It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border.

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 city was known as the Jewel Box because of its baroque and rococo city center which was destroyed toward the end of World War II.  Some restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city.

Since German reunification in 1990, Dresden has regained importance as one of the cultural, educational, political, and economic centers of Germany and Europe.  The Dresden University of Technology is one of the 10 largest universities in Germany.

source:  Wikipedia

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