menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Dresden

It’s been over two decades since the Berlin Wall fell in 1989.

I thought about that as the plane touched down in Dresden today. I’ve been invited here to assist my girlfriend Deborah Woodson (menopausebarbees blogpost Nov. 4, 2013), as she prepares for her performance tomorrow night in the magnificent Frauenkirche, the city symbol as well as war memorial. Made completely from sandstone, it’s architecture is so uniquely captivating that it is considered to be one of the most beautiful church buildings in Europe.

Dresden, Germany, a city belonging to what is now informally known in English as East Germany, was a state within the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War period.

Once heralded as the loveliest city in Germany, Dresden is now recovering the splendor it had before the war, when it was almost completely destroyed by the massive bombing raids that took place on the night of February 13–14, 1945, and the following long grey years of co`mmunism that draped itself around her.

The baroque architecture is dazzling!

I can’t say at the moment what this building is. I snapped the picture as we walked through the Old Town this evening.

Dresden is coming back.

Annihilation.

Restoration.

Peace.

©2013 Tracie Frank Mayer