Back to Dresden

When I came to Europe for the first time in 2004, I stayed in Dresden for two weeks, en route to Rome. I had friends studying there – translation: a free place to crash – which made Germany the perfect place to start and end my trip. Little did I know that the time I spent in Dresden would spark a love of Germany that continues today. While living in Amsterdam for the past four years, I have spent a fair amount of time exploring other parts of Germany, especially my Lieblingsstadt Berlin, but I always venture back to Dresden at some point. Even for just a day.

On the recent trip to Berlin, etc. Herr Pfeiffer and I spent two days in Dresden, getting reacquainted with the city I once knew quite well. Our lovely hosts Bill and Jule took us around the city and introduced us to Loschwitz, a neighborhood teeming with aging houses and rustic color. We spent the evening in Neustadt, ‘new city’, for drinks and dinner, which allowed us a peek at the graffiti blossoming in the vibrant neighborhood.

Eine Frau, graffiti in Neustadt, Dresden, Germany.

Mural in Neustadt, Dresden, Germany.

A beautiful house in the Loschwitz neighborhood of Dresden, Germany.

A lovely building with a word puzzle. Laden (store) Galerie (gallery), Ausstellung (exhibition) Verkauf (sales). I’m not sure the purpose of the repetition: store-sales, gallery-exhibition. Confusion reigns no matter how long I study. Any ideas?

A blue gate leading to house number 20. How I would love to walk through it at the end of each day.

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2 responses to “Back to Dresden

  1. Hello, I stumbled across your blog via the blog of the lovely Verhext. I always enjoy the words and images of fellow travelers/flaneurs, and I am also a transplant to the Netherlands (although I live in Maastricht, on the other side of the country from you–and I also try to spend as much time as possible in Berlin!). So just wanted to say hello and introduce myself 🙂

    • Hi Nica, I’m so glad you found my blog. Great to meet another resident of NL and lover of Berlin. I’m so curious, what led you to Maastricht? What draws you to Berlin? I wish I could read your site, but sadly the link isn’t working. I hope to read more from you soon. Thanks for stopping by! *carly

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