Sunday, September 22, 2013

Catching up & My Travel Diary

Hello my little blog! Long time no see :D

I was going through those days when every Friday I found myself in a moment of disbelief that " What?! Is it Friday again? Wooh slow down Mr. Calender." All in good spirits though.

If I were to sum it all up here's how it went.

Ramadan > Eid > Mini Holiday ( thats 6 destinations in one week Btw) > Back to School > Intensive Driving Lessons > Cold Weather Induced Sluggishness > Guests every Weekend > and a forgotton Blog!

As usual our trip was a last minute plan. We set off with only one hotel booking in Dresden--the rest of the trip unfolded on the way:)
Yenidze is the name of a former cigarette factory building in Dresden. I was curious about the choice of architectural style of a tobacco company. It was designed by a jewish man who imported not only tobacco from the Ottoman region but also their architecture.

The Bundeswehr Military History Museum:Dresden

The Fürstenzug (English: Procession of Princes) in Dresden, Germany, is a large mural of a mounted procession of the rulers of Saxony.  It is known as the largest porcelain artwork in the world.
Berlin’s Siegessäule - Victory Column -
The Berlin Wall-

The iconic Brandenburg Gate: Berlin

 Rickmer Rickmers: A permanently moored ship in Hamburg, Cap San Diego.  Built in 1896 . It is currently a floating museum.

 Port of Hamburg on the Elbe River. It is named Germany's "Gateway to the World" and is the largest port in Germany. The port of Hamburg is the third-busiest port in Europe (after the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp) and 15th-largest worldwide.
 Hamburg City square; its its padlocks and a city model

 Bird's Eye view from Hohenbaden (old castle) in Baden-Baden, Germany.Baden-Baden is a spa town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany .It is located in the northern foothills of the Black Forest, on the banks of the Oos River in close proximity to France.
The Hercules Monument: Kassel
Water running down the cascades in Bergpark, Kassel

 Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War.

 A very blurred picture snapped from within a dry and comfy car But, it says so much..earning a comfortable life is not easy for everyone. This was a red signal on a  road in Hamburg where two people with bright red clown noses started juggling balls and hopes for some loose cash dropped in their bowl before the lights turned amber. Whatever brought them to this point..I kept wondering.

I thank my husband who gave us the opportunity to explore a little more. He drove 2300km without his tea..I forgot the thermos home! My baby who sat patiently in the car seat :)
All descriptive Information was picked up from Wikipedia. I can only hope for authenticity.

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