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The picturesque town of Dresden

Doris, her boyfriend Percy and I have decided to bike 220km along the Elbe river from Dresden in Germany to Prague in the Czech Republic.

On a sunny day, and with a very promising weather forecast for the week to come, we left Zurich much too early for my taste and arrived in Dresden just an hour later.

I knew little about Dresden but read that the city was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War. So I was not expecting much. How wrong I was.  Dresden turned out to be a beautiful city, loaded with many historical buildings. We saw several old photos in which some churches were completely demolished by the bombs. It was impressing to see how the Germans endeavored to bring the city to the former splendor.

This city makes me think of human insanity (such as wars) as well as resilience.