23 December 2011

A Saxon Christmas

On this day...views from Dresden, Saxony, Germany... a view to Bruhl Terrace, birds in flight over the Semper Museum, Christmas Markets, the first cantata in Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BMV248) and an angels call. After a whirlwind tour from England to Australia to Germany and back to England...we are home. One of the best places to be.  I hope to bring you more of our travels to Dresden...with a list of things to see and do if you were ever to visit. More of that when life settles down, until then...

An Artist's View...

Brühl Terrace alongside the Elbe river in Dresden, Germany. 
Comparison above to a painting by Bernardo Bellotto ( 1722-1780).

Looking up at the Semper Museum in Dresden.


Sunset over a Christmas Market

Christmas Spirit...



A woman in red, with her own unique style, bravo!

With music in my heart, Bach's Christmas Oratorio...


Lead by John Eliot Gardiner and performed by the 
Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists... 

and an angel's call for a joyous holiday... 

Golden angel sitting atop the Dome of Kunstakademie Academy of Arts in Dresden

FROM MY HOME TO YOURS... WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,
PEACE, LOVE, JOY...AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR. 
:)

Jeanne xx

images~me
Video~ You Tube 

13 comments:

  1. What wonderful snaps from Germany. Amazing around the world traveling! Welcome home, time to relax, and enjoy your English holiday!

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  2. Hello Jeanne

    Welcome home. That is a lot of travelling. The Christmas market in Dresden looks magical.
    Wishing you the joy of Christmas and may 2012 be the best ever

    Helebxx

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  3. Merry Christmas to you! Bonnie

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  4. Greetings dear Jeanne,

    You are seeing the things I can only dream of, for it is a part of my homeland I have yet to visit. So seeing your beautiful images and reading about our impressions does make me feel like am there in person. Thank you.

    As we come close to Christmas Day let me wish you and your family all the very best this holiday season. May the sun shine upon you all in the coming year.

    Warmest reagards,
    Egmont

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  5. Oh I love that angel!
    Can't wait to see more about Dresden. I can imagine the Christmas market was wondrous!

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  6. Hello dear Jeanne,

    I love these photos! I also love to travel during the holidays to see how other people celebrate Christmas.
    Have a wonderful Christmas, I hope that you are surrounded by the love of your family and friends! Relax, eat yummy treats and have a blessed year.
    xo Elizabeth

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  7. Jeanne - your travels give me hope that one day I too will be seeing the world as you have. Your photos take my breath away.

    May the Joy and Peace of Christmas be with you now and throughout the new year as you begin the next chapter in a new country.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Jeanne.

    xx oo Deb

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  8. Although my mother is German, I've never spent more than three days anywhere in Germany. Perhaps it's time I should.

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  9. Peace, love, and joy, Jeanne! Have a lovely Christmas.

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  10. Oh those wonderful Christmas markets in Europe...the gluewein, the vienna sausage and all those beautiful handmade ornaments.

    Welcome home Jeanne...Happy Christmas!

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  11. Beautiful pictures! Hope you've enjoyed all the wonderful Christmas markets:)

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New Year to you and all your loved ones. May all of your dreams come true for 2012!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Gaby

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  12. SO lovely! thanks for sharing this with us! Merry Christmas sweetie - hope you got our card!

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  13. i know it's a bit late....but Merry Christmas :):):) thank you for taking us on a Christmas journey to a fairy tale city!
    who know maybe one day i could have my Christmas there :)

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Can I just say....that I so enjoy what YOU have to say. If you would like to write to me directly, I would love to hear from you... jeannecollageoflife@gmail.com

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