Sandstone is soft and easy to work with, making it a favored building material. However these big blocks of stone are heavvvvvvvy! It took six generations and 150 years to get them up there and complete the cathedral. It survived the bombing of WW 2 and stands today as an example of pure Gothic architecture atop Meissen.
The city is gorgeous at the moment. Flowers, grass, lovers, friends playing Frisbee at the river or just getting together. Be a part of this easy laid back city. Come to Dresden!
The family gave Chris a special birthday gift - a guided walk! Happy faces after the tour followed by coffee and cake :)
New art on New Market Square
The New Market Square of Dresden has a new arrival. A giant wooden hand holding a glass ark. It symbolizes the fragility of nature and how preserving and guarding it is human hands.
I noticed it has become quite a motive for pictures, but also attracted may visitors and discussions.
The sculpture is traveling through Germany. More about it on www.glasarche-3.de