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Re: A Winter Visit to Dresden and Leipzig

Travel Rob ·
I really want to go back to Dresden. I was there in the late 80's and I remember how somber the city seemed. I also remember the kindness of the people and I'd really enjoy to see the city in more prosperous and happy times.
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Re: A Winter Visit to Dresden and Leipzig

HistoryDigger ·
Never been to either German city despite having lived in Germany. Thanks for the in depth look at stunning architecture. Maybe I'll head there soon.
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Re: A Winter Visit to Dresden and Leipzig

Janine ·
Well Dresden and Leipzig pretty nice cities to visit. In Dresden the former Frauenkirche got rebuild which got totally destroyed by the bombing attack if the Second World War. Also the side on the river Elbe invites in long walks and beautiful areas. Especially the sights like Zwinger and the Semper Oper are worth to visit. Leipzig is the City I come from and it has changed a lot after the reunion. The inner city is not that big but it has a lot if history. Sebastian Bach and his famous...
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Re: A Winter Visit to Dresden and Leipzig

PHeymont ·
The other church Janine refers to, the one associated with the big Monday demonstration of 1989 started is the Nikolaikirche, shown above. There were also mass vigils inside the church for a number of months.
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Re: Wandering in Prague

HistoryDigger ·
Lovely pictures. I appreciate knowing the details too. My family and I spent a week in Prague and and enjoyed every slow day. We rented an Old Town apartment through VRBO and were happy with the quiet, rooftop location three minutes to the square but quieted enough not to feel pressed by tourists. Lobokicz Palace museum was a highlight for us all. http://www.lobkowicz.cz/en/
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Re: Wandering in Prague

Travel Rob ·
A wonderful piece! I'm always struck by the contrast of Prague now vs when I spent time there in the late 1980's.
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Re: Wandering in Prague

IslandMan ·
nice post, PH...such a beautiful city
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Visiting Sicily: An introductory overview

DrFumblefinger ·
    Travel guru Rick Steves likes to say (and I'm paraphrasing) that Italy either gets better or worse as you head south from Rome, depending on what you like.  If you like a quieter people, trains running almost on time, etc. head...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Juy 20, 2014: Porto Cathedral

PHeymont ·
  Porto's Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady is not the largest or most beautiful in the world, though its admirers may not agree—but it has striking features that make it memorable. Among them, the large open four-sided skylight...
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Wandering in Prague

PHeymont ·
Prague draws a lot of visitors these days, drawn by its picturesque historic center, its cultural elan, its beautiful river setting, its long and varied history...and maybe also just because everyone else is going. We went there a few years ago (2003,...
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A Winter Visit to Dresden and Leipzig

PHeymont ·
When we first started including a week-long February school break in our travel plans, our goal was to go somewhere significantly warmer than New York City. We still try for that, but once in a while something else calls, and we found ourselves...
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November 15, 2019: Robba Fountain, Ljubljana

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the historic Fountain of the Three Carniolan Rivers, crafted by a Venetian Baroque artist who lived in Slovenia.
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Church of St. Nicholas, Ljubljana (Where Gumbo was #314)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the lovely Ljubljana Cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint of fishermen and boatmen. The church has a beautiful Baroque interior.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 2, 2014: Karlskirche, Vienna

PHeymont ·
  Vienna's Karlskirche, arguably the city's finest Baroque building, was built starting in 1716 under the patronage of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles (Karl) VI—but it's not actually named for him. The emperor had promised a church in...
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Bologna's San Petronio: 625 years behind schedule

PHeymont ·
Bologna's San Petronio Basilica is one of the world's largest churches, unfinished after more than six centuries, but magnificent nonetheless.
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Re: Havana Cathedral

GarryRF ·
Good collection Paul. Thanks for the visit !
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Heidelberg's Hauptstrasse

PHeymont ·
Heidelberg's Hauptstrasse
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Exuberant facade, Heidelberg

PHeymont ·
Exuberant facade, Heidelberg
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Modica, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
Modica, Sicily
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The Baroque hill town of Modica, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
The Baroque hill town of Modica, Sicily
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Ceramics shop in Modica, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
Ceramics shop in Modica, Sicily
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St. Peter's Duomo, Modica, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
St. Peter's Duomo, Modica, Sicily
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Narrow lane in Modica, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
Narrow lane in Modica, Sicily
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The Baroque hill town of Modica, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
The Baroque hill town of Modica, Sicily
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Havana Cathedral

PHeymont ·
A visit to the lovely Havana Cathedral, a 18th century Baroque church, the finest of its type in Cuba.
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Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Ljubljana

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the the Franciscan Church, one of the major churches in Slovenia's capital city.
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