Sunday, 21 September 2008

Day 6: Pirna to Meißen

I slept like a log and felt like a different person in the morning. My appetite came back and I was ready to ride.


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It was cooler in the morning (mamasita mentioned that I was wearing my windbreaker, while S was in a t-shirt, when I emailed her this photo. Well, mamasita, S put on his jumper shortly after we hit the road.)


I volunteered to take the Back Marker position at the end of the group, and took it easy. I was also able to keep my camera in my pocket, so I got lots of pictures of rear tires.


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Riding into Dresden


We stopped in Dresden for a few hours. S and I walked around taking pictures and dodging construction sites.


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Frauenkirche


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We also found a very modern kitchen store.


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However, Miss Bonny and Mister Clyde did not come home with us.


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Architectural oddity: is this really an overly elaborate fire escape?



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Leaving Dresden, we headed for our final destination: Meissen.


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All the duckies in a row


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Action shot: in my next life, I should be a cameraman. Check out my steady hand.




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Meissen on the horizon


Meissen was another pretty town with nice detailing:


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...and deer heads coming out of buildings?


But what Meissen is really famous for is its porcelain.


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In a word: yuck! I won't even mention the price tag. You can decide for yourself.


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The church


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Kilroy was here


We had dinner on the hill overlooking the town. Our server was hilarious and attentive - until the very moment when we wanted to order dessert. He disappeared and by the time he came back, we just paid the bill and left.


Day 6 Stats:
Distance: 46km
Position: back marker
Porcelain bought: none

1 comment:

Magpie said...

I was in Dresden in 1986 and it was still a mess from the war. Looks like that's no longer the case. Go, go, unification!