Saxony (3): Elbe Cycle Route

Elbe Cycle Route, Saxony, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

Elbe Cycle Route, Meissen, Saxony, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

Elbe Cycle Route, Meissen, Saxony, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

Shot on a trip to Saxony in April, while cycling part of the Elbe Cycle Route with bikes hired from the excellent Augustus Tours.

Pictured, the old town of Meissen, home to the historic Meissen Porcelain Factory – the first place in Europe to discover the secret of making porcelain (as opposed to importing it from China), back in 1708.

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Saxony (2): Dresden

‘Monument’, a temporary sculpture by German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni, on the Neumarkt, in Dresden, Germany (April 2017). Frauenkirche in the background. © Rudolf Abraham

‘Monument’, by German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni. Dresden, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

‘Monument’, by German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni. Dresden, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

Shot on a trip to Saxony last month, before doing some of the Elbe Cycle Route.

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Saxony (1): Saxon Switzerland National Park

The River Elbe and Saxon Switzerland National Park, Saxony, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

The River Elbe and Saxon Switzerland National Park, Saxony, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

The River Elbe and Saxon Switzerland National Park, Saxony, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

Shot on a trip to Saxony last month, while visiting the national park as a day trip from Dresden – a short ride on the S-Bahn to Kurort Rathen, a ferry over the River Elbe (which we would spend the next couple of days cycling along), and a short hike up to the rather amazing-looking Bastei Bridge.

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Berlin – East Side Gallery

Street art on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany (9 November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.

Berlin, Germany (9 November 2014). Street art on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery. 9 November 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.

Painting on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany (9 November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.


The East Side Gallery is a 1.3km remaining strip of the former Berlin Wall, along Mühlenstraße by the River Spree in Berlin’s Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg borough. The East side of the Wall was painted with a series of large murals by international artists in 1990 – although following damage over subsequent years, they were repainted in 2009. Perhaps the best known work is Russian artist Dmitri Vrubel’s ‘My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love’, depicting former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and his East German counterpart Erich Honecker locked in a fraternal communist kiss.
Berlin, Germany (9 November 2014). Street art on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery. 9 November 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.

Painting on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany (9 November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.


In 2013 a section of the wall and its historic murals was ripped down by developers to make way for a series of luxury apartments, sparking public outcry and a series of protests.
9 November 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Mauerfall – Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary (2)

More shots from the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 9 November 2014, taken over the weekend. On the 8th and 9th of November, some 8,000 large white illuminated balloons were placed along the course of the former Wall, to be released into the night sky on the evening on 9 November. Berlin, Germany (8/9 November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.

Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary, Berlin, Germany, November 2014, photo (c) Rudolf Abraham

Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary. Berlin, Germany (November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.


Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary. Berlin, Germany (November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary. Berlin, Germany (November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary. Berlin, Germany (November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.
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Mauerfall – Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary (1)

Yesterday, 9 November 2014, marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On the preceding day some 8,000 large white illuminated balloons were placed along the course of the former Wall, to be released in the evening on 9 November. Berlin, Germany (8 November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham.

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Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary. Berlin, Germany (November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.


Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary. Berlin, Germany (November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.

Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary. Berlin, Germany (November 2014). © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.


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