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Old May 20th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #81
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Old May 20th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #82
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Central market and the town hall from the early 18th century, although parts are of course much older. The dot to the right of the uppermost clock is the head of a Turk, which was added to commemorate the Turkish threat of 1683. The fountain on the left shows knight "Dutschmann":




The central market and the surrounding streets are shaped by Saxon baroque. If you want to know how Dresden looked before 1945 visit Bautzen:







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Old May 20th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #83
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Restored advert from the beginning of last century. The beer company doesn't exist anymore, and the phone number doesn't work either:





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Old May 20th, 2009, 02:49 PM   #84
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One last look. The old house in the middle down in the valley is the so called Hexenhäusl (witches house), built before 1604. It survived all fires because of, according to legend, a fire blessing by an old gipsy. The roof tiles and rain drains are wooden:



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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:35 AM   #85
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SO AMAZING!!!
...the cities and of course your talent as a photograper! Really, just amazing!
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Old May 21st, 2009, 11:59 AM   #86
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Saxon cities are a peak of human achievements in architecture. I'm always speechless when visiting or looking at photos of Görlitz, Zittau, Pirna, Meißen, Bautzen and theirlike.


Thank you so much for introducing Bautzen, Karasek! It's a true gem and we should be thankful neither the Soviets nor the SED torned it down.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:25 PM   #87
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Johannes Karasek, Upper Lusatias most famous robber, was jailed in Burgwasserturm for three years. He was a deserter from Prague, mugged the rich... and kept it:

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And I always suffered from the illusion you got your name from this funny dude
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 01:40 PM   #88
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Thank you Karasek for bringing your wonderful pictures from Lausitz in one thread.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 07:28 PM   #89
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Oh my, Bautzen is even more beautiful and interesting than I thought.

Great pics as well, you're talented.

Very interesting stuff about the dual use of the church.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 09:02 PM   #90
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Wonderful!! Wunderbar!!! Maravilhoso!!!

A imponent and lovely city! I love Germany.
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Still one of the most beautiful areas in the center of Europe
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Old October 29th, 2009, 11:41 AM   #92
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The expellees from Silesia and Bohemia form up to 1/3 of the overall population today. Many Silesians remainded in and around the city of Görlitz (between 1815 and 1945 part of the Prussian province of Lower Silesia), which led to the strange situation that the city adopted a second, Silesian, identity
Hm, spricht man nicht vom Raum Görlitz als der "niederschlesischen Oberlausitz"? Und ich dachte immer das wäre vollkommen korrekt ...

P.S.: Stellst du auch noch Bilder von Zittau rein?

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Hm, spricht man nicht vom Raum Görlitz als der "niederschlesischen Oberlausitz"? Und ich dachte immer das wäre vollkommen korrekt ...

P.S.: Stellst du auch noch Bilder von Zittau rein?
If I can find my Zittau pics I will upload them.

And it is correct. But Upper Lusatia and Silesia are two historic regions, seperated by the Queis river (now in Poland). Prussia annexed parts of Upper Lusatia in 1815 and simply added this part to the *administrative unit* of Lower Silesia. This however didn't change the culture of the region, which was still Upper Lusatian and not Silesian (althought they have much in common, since they both were part of Bohemia for a long time). From a historic perspective the name Prussian Upper Lusatia would be more appropriate.
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All right and thanks for the answer. How about the old dialects spoken in Upper Lusatia especially in the eastern parts. Weren't they heavily mixed by Silesian idioms? I always thought that the rolling "R" of the Upper Lusatians is due to the neighbouring Silesia. Or perhaps this kind of dialect had been brought by American immigrants?

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All right and thanks for the answer. How about the old dialects spoken in Upper Lusatia especially in the eastern parts. Weren't they heavily mixed by Silesian idioms? I always thought that the rolling "R" of the Upper Lusatians is due to the neighbouring Silesia. Or perhaps this kind of dialect had been brought by American immigrants?
Certainly not.
The dialect with the rolling "R" is only spoken in the mountainous southern part of Upper Lusatia and indeed very closely related to Silesian dialects. Actually, this Upper Lusatian dialect almost sounds like the dialect once spoken in the Giant Mountains (minus the "R"). He's not related to any other existing German dialect and could be called the last remaining Silesian dialect.
The people in so called Silesian Upper Lusatia however, in and around Görlitz, speak a pretty good High German without any hint to Silesia.
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Thanks for the information!

Did you find your Zittau pictures? If so I would appreciate it if you could upload them too!
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Those new photos looking really very nice
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Some pics of the Nikolai cemetery in Görlitz, a rare examply of a early Protestant cemetery. The cemetery offers more than 800 tombs and epitaphs from the early 17th to the middle of the 19th century and 17 crypts of the 17th and 18th century. Jakob Böhme is buried here.





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