The Rubber Duck Race of Dresden

Two weeks ago, for the seventh time already, there happened to be a duck race on the river Elbe. Not with real ducks but rubber ducks, ducks you would usually use in a bathtub but were used here in open water for charity reasons.

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Lange Nacht der aufgeschobenen Hausarbeiten

Es hört sich so einfach an: bringe doch endlich das, was du im Kopf hast, zu Papier! Schreibe deine Dissertation, die du doch längst fertig im Hinterkopf hast! Doch genau das ist das Problem: irgendwann hat man genug gelesen, aber wenn man dann seine Ideen noch nicht zu Papier oder in ein Word-Dokument transferiert hat, dann ist es schwer, einen Anfang zu finden, weil schlicht zu viel im Kopf ist. Vor lauter Ideen findet man den Anfang nicht und dann gibt es nur noch eins:

Wenn du den Anfang nicht findest, fang in der Mitte an.

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Hochwasser 2013: Siebenbrückentour in Dresden am 06. Juni 2013

Als ich nach knapp neun Stunden Wanderung über sieben Brücken wieder nach Hause gekommen bin, mußten zunächst meine Füße versorgt werden. Die Blutergüsse an meinen unteren Waden waren dabei nicht wirklich weltbewegend; schon eher hinderlich die vielen Blasen an den Füßen, mit denen ich kaum noch laufen kann. Nach einer langen Nacht angefüllt mit Schlaf und Ruhe sehnen sie sich ganz besonders. Dazu kommt noch mein krebsrotes Gesicht und daraus resultierend leichter Kopfschmerz. Das sind aber auch alle Blessuren von diesen erlaufenen circa 25km (bei Kilometer 18 gab mein Mobiltelephon den Geist auf, da allerdings war ich erst am Blauen Wunder, der letzten Brücke des Tages, bin dann auf dem Nachhauseweg allerdings noch mindestens 5km durch den Großen Garten geirrt. Wie es dazu kam, an passender Stelle weiter unten. Nun allerdings chronologisch, also von Beginn an und dafür hatte ich mir erneut die Weißeritz und die dazugehörige Nossener Brücke vorgenommen, um zu sehen, wie sich dort der Wasserstand entwickelt hat:

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The Cycling Tour: Dresden to Meißen and back

Albrechtsburg, Meißen

Above you can see the goal of the day: the Albrechtsburg in Meißen, Germany. In my opinion it’s one of the most beautiful castles in Germany and as it’s nearby my home town I had to do a bicycle tour there and back. As it were around 70km at the end I was almost dead when back home and my bicycle is still dead. But these pictures I’ve taken during the trip were worth it plus two great restaurants we went in I can definitely recommend. The service there was lovely and friendly and the food and drinks quite tasty. I’ll describe into the more detailed text below. I’ll do that in German (as quite often) but you can recognize the restaurants’ name due to the links I’ll put them under. For a gallery without the text just click here.

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Outtake / Preview to ‘The Cycling Tour: Dresden to Meißen and back’

Yesterday I managed to edit some photographs I’ve taken during our cycling tour from Dresden to Meißen and back on 9 Mai 2013. Certainly Pixlr again was my prefered programme of use. So for one photograph I have done 14 versions, mostly of different frames and due to show them all in the main article about the trip would be too much I’ve decided to create this outtake / preview. You may vote on your favourite version and leave a comment on the others. I’d be very happy!

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Der Bogenschütze am Dresdner Elbufer, part 2

Bogenschütze

On the history of this martial pal I have said enough so you can read here all about it if you have missed it so far. Why another post about him then? Well, because I’ve taken several other photographs, tried out to sent them all through Pixlr and now want to show you a few versions (as I have used too much time on it to just keep them for myself!).

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Der Bogenschütze am Dresdner Elbufer

Bogenschütze Original

On Thursday I’ve made a cycling tour with my brother: the first stage on the so-called ‘Elberadweg’ from Dresden to Meißen. And to show you why photo entries take such a long time there are all variations of a single picture. It’s from the famous sculpture called the ‘Bogenschütze’ situated on the shores of the river Elbe. And if you think that this is quite martial you are right: the first version of this sculpture exists from 1895 and then was seen in castle Sanssouci but this very version (made in 1902) was restored in 1936 as a symbol to prepare the Dresden population for the war to come. So actually this sculpture is a Nazi symbol but as it was built years before Hitler & Co. maybe that’s the cause why it’s still there today.

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