Friday 26 April 2019
Industrial complex on the riverside.
Better looking scenery.
Travelling circus encampment.
... at the limit of my lens.
Looking for'ard (another technical term) - only just discovered
mini-golf and deck quoits on the aft deck.
How the other half live.
Imposing castle on the starboard side.
Picture postcard hamlet.
Steamship 'Pirna' overtaking us......
... with a blast from her whistle.
Some natives going the other way.
Old East German bus - I spotted another one in Dresden.
If you had a balcony stateroom you could cool your feet off.
It's getting hilly....
Morse code from the riverbank.
87 kilometers to the Czech border.
I bet his landslide insurance is heavy.....
Arriving at Meissen
On the coach to the Meissen porcelain factory.
Even the roadmarkings have the Meissen trademark!
- lifesize figure of 'Saxonia
- with 8,000 hand-made 'Snowball Blosssoms' on her dress.
Mural of birds.
Another view of Saxonia.
An example of Brown Porcelain.
Organ with porcelain pipes.
Get a room.......
Examples of the Meissen trademark over the years.
The figures shrink by 16% after firing.
Stages of decorative painting...
Young artist painting a bird.
Large size figure of 'Nodding Buddha' in the courtyard outside.
Walking tour of Meissen.
Mark showing the height of the floods in 2002.
Whilst the ladies went shopping, Les and I decided to have a bier
- and chose the worst place out of 4 for service!
Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in the square.
Market Square - with other places to get a bier!
Last view of Meissen before returning to the ship.