Last Friday I boarded one of the brandnew Hellö-buses on to Dresden. Who had though that about 7 hours on a bus aren´t as bad as imagined, even without a working wlan most of the time – or maybe because of that? As this trip has been a quite spontanious one, going by bus was the cheapest way and it brought me safe and sound to a sunny Dresden.
As the only thing I had on my to-do-list for Dresden was visiting the Zwinger, I just wandered around old town and Neustadt, had a picknick on the Elbwiesen and enjoyed some music on the ongoing city-celebrations. Whenever I´m in a former communist town, I´m quite fascinated by the contrast of the really old monuments/buildings and the ones from the 60ies/70ies/80ies – baroque meets Plattenbau.
I probably spent most of my time walking on the terraces of the Zwinger – looking at all the different statues and all these beautiful details. From cheeky little angels and trolls to a more secret „garden“ with some even more cheeky ladies…
And back outside to the Semperopera making bold statements!
Whenever I´m traveling and exploring new cities, I try to listen to specific songs – so whenever I hear them again I´m gonna be reminded of my holidays and travels. Here are some of my favorites from last year in Italy. The perfect sound track fro planning this years trip to Southern Italy!
Rome – big, hectic and still so beautiful!
Milano – such an elegant and still fun place
Bari – finally in Southern Italy and at the sea!
Sassi di Matera – something out of this world
Napoli – my love
perfect for riding trenitalia trough fields of olive trees..
On top of the Quartieri Spagnoli sits Vomero watching over the city. Offering the most stunning view on the bay of naples, beautiful buildings and lots and lots of stairs…
It used to be farmland and looks back on a agricultural tradition – something you would expect when you visit this urban area today. It was the nobility that made their way up the hill, trying to escape the plague in the narrow streets of the city in 1656 and looking for fresh air and tranquility. The hill stayed tranquil until the opening of the first two funiculars in the mid 19th century – they still run. The city above (città alta) was connected with the city below (cittá bassa) with steps – a lot of them! „Le Scale di Napoli“ – the stairways of Naples.