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Thursday, 26 May 2016

From Detmold to Dresden


The house Christine and Renate grew up in, in Brokhausen near Detmold.  It's been our home for the last three nights.  But this morning, we departed with Christine and Renate at 9.20, bound for Dresden.
Elfriede took our photo just before we drove off.
Elfriede waving us off and wishing us well on our drive through Germany and Poland...
On the German motorway, the fastest our Mercedes could safely do was 194 km per hour.
Along the way, we saw this smart car carried along the motorway in a way that was rather different.

During the morning, we stopped for coffee in a place called Ehlen.  On the sign saying 'Ehlen', someone had added a 'd' at the end of the word.  Christine, Renate and I laughed loudly because 'Elend' is the German word for 'misery'.  We also stopped for lunch at a service station on the motorway.
We hired a three-bedroom apartment in Dresden, where we arrived at around 3.45pm.  The apartment is actually on hilly Loschwitz, which has a view of the Dresden skyline.  Because Loschwitz is on a hill, this luggage lift is provided to carry luggage up to the residence.
Renate grabs our bags at the top.
This is the villa we're staying in.  Our apartment is on the top floor.
Our apartment has one main room that includes kitchen, dining and lounge areas.
From the window above the lounge, one can see the river Elbe and the Blaues Wunder (bridge called the Blue Wonder) as well as the distant Dresden skyline including the Frauenkirche.
The Blaues Wunder and the river Elbe as seen from our apartment
There are three bedrooms in the apartment.

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