Visiting Dresden on occasion of the Fast Neutron Workshop
(3 weeks after the tremendous flood.)
On the way:
Aussig at the Elbe river
Rock formations near Tyssa
Still on fire??
View from a church tower on the other side of the Elbe river.
View from the river bank which had been heavily flooded.
Figure from the Japanese palace. Within a few inches
the palace has escaped heavy damages from the flood.
Looking into the sky.
The famous Semper Opera (its technical installations were
The Castle is being reconstructed.
Details from the Zwinger (that have not suffered from the flood)
Upstream visits, where the flooding was especially severe:
The castle of Pillnitz. The two dark stone figures in the middle
were completely under water.
A dirt mark on the right-hand pilaster shows the water level.
A tree near the bank caught debris coming with the flood
up to a height of at least 2,5 meters.
The Water Palais at Pillnitz.
The very well kept spacious garden of Pillnitz Castle.
Most (visual) damage done by the flooding had been repaired
three weeks after the flood!
There has been widespread flooding in the town of Pirna.
On these window panes one still can see the dirt marks
indicating the maximum water level
The Barock Gardens of Gross-Sedlitz near Dresden:
In the background the Musical Staircase
The Musical Staircase
Late sun shining on two figures.