February 22, 2014


Saturday 22 February 2014

Dresden! This beautiful city is the capital of the German state of Saxony. It is located on the river Elbe and is situated near the border of the Czech Republic. In its’ historical days, Dresden was home to the Kings of Saxony and thus brought forth many artistic riches and splendor. Even though Dresden was heavily damaged by the Allied Powers bombings in WWII, many of the buildings and architecture have been beautifully restored. 

Here students stand inside the courtyard of the Zwinger. This building suffered great damage in WWII but restoration efforts have returned the palace to its former grandeur. 

Within these walls lie some of the world’s most recognized and esteemed works of art. The most renowned of these being the famed Sistine Madonna by Raphael. After taking a gander at the many works that the Zwinger had to offer, the students took a city tour around the downtown historical sector of the city.

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