Sunday, October 17, 2010
Just some regular old every day stuff in Dresden
A view of the Dreikönigskirche was what I got to enjoy out the living room window of the place we stayed in for the weeks after our return to Dresden in July 2009.
My way to work used to involve biking through Johannstadt past the super cool ruin of the Trinitatiskirche. And it's not just an old broken down place, there's also a lot on offer there like concerts and other shows! It's a very cool venue, I saw a concert there a number of years ago.
Here is Dresden's Altstadt, or old city center, illuminated in all its glory. Yet another sight from my bike ride on the way home from one of my evening courses.
A lovely place to go for a walk that's not too far from my house (and super close to the Kindergarten) is along the banks of the Elbe River!
Another view of the Elbe and old city center from last week.
Another nice attraction along the Elbe is the rose garden, also walking distance from us. Even this time of year you can spot some gorgeous flowers!
The rose garden in fall, not quite as lush as in the summer when everything is in full bloom, but still quite nice!
The Gasometer, another architectural highlight from my weekly bike rides to work. These round buildings used to be used to store gas, the one on the left has been fixed up and it now houses the Panometer: artist Adagar Asisi has put up a 360 degree panorama of historic Dresden inside. It's breathtaking!
One of the companies I teach at moved to a new building, which caused me some concern, because I thought the trip would be significantly longer. It still takes the same amount of time to get there, and my new route to work takes me through the Großer Garten, and I get to enjoy this view once a week!
And on the way home, I get to see this view of the palace.
Now I hope my far away family and friends have a little taste of why I am so enamored of this place where I live!