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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 2, 2015: Uncertain times

HistoryDigger ·
My family and I love this section of Berlin. Great pictures. You were there on a beautiful day. And by the way, this is where Reiner (of the Finding Reiner series) drank a beer in Zum Nussbaum, the oldest bar in Berlin (or so he said), before he was doomed to face the Russian Front.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 2, 2015: Uncertain times

PHeymont ·
Zum Nussbaum is there, in this picture, nestled at the base of the Nikolaikirche—although like the rest of the neighborhood, it is a reconstruction. But then, so much of life is...
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 29, 2015: J. S. Bach's Tomb

PHeymont ·
This week marks Johann Sebastian Bach's 330th birthday on March 21 or 31, 1685. The difference is due to the change, during his lifetime, from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Above, his vault in the floor of the Thomaskirche, Leipzig Germany....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 2, 2015: Uncertain times

PHeymont ·
  In the time before mechanical watches and clocks, the sundial helped track the passing hours. Most of us think of sundials set on the ground, but in medieval Europe this type, mounted on a church or other building, was carefully laid out to...
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Wandering in Frankfurt's Lost Altstadt (Where Gumbo Was #138)

PHeymont ·
As a number of Gumbo readers figured out, Gumbo's latest "Where Was" was Frankfurt am Main, Germany's economic capital and home, as the giant Euro sign reminded us, to the European Central Bank. Those who get the credit, in order: Jonathan L,...
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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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Re: Wandering in Frankfurt's Lost Altstadt (Where Gumbo Was #138)

GarryRF ·
Nice informative tour PHeymont . Thank You.
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Re: Wandering in Frankfurt's Lost Altstadt (Where Gumbo Was #138)

TravelingCanuck ·
This is great. Thanks so much for all the pictures, especially the older ones. One thing I always do when I visit places is imagine what the place was like for people in the past. The history of places I visit is one of the biggest allures for me.
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Re: Wandering in Frankfurt's Lost Altstadt (Where Gumbo Was #138)

PHeymont ·
Thanks!... That's true for us as well...we're always asking ourselves "how did it get this way?" "why did they put it here?" "what were they worried about when they did that?" and so forth.
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Re: Wandering in Frankfurt's Lost Altstadt (Where Gumbo Was #138)

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! I like the airport too in Frankfurt so I'd love to start a European trip there
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