-text and photos Andrei Dorian Gheorghe
design Florin Alexandru Stancu-

Saxony was a statal entity which changed its place
from North-West Germany to Central-East Germany,
and was transformed even into a kingdom in the German Confederation
before becoming part of the German Republic.

Its Capital since the 13th century is Dresden,
a city with one of the most beautiful central zones in the world
(so only crossing it by bus is not enough).

A walk through its center can ideally begin with the Zwinger Palace,
which was built in the 18th and 19th centuries.

After the Zwinger Palace,
the Dresden Castle!

And then we have to go to the Dresden Frauenkirsche (built in the 1730s),
the Lutheran Church which remembers that the father of Protestant Lutheranism,
Martin Luther (1483-1546),
was a son of Saxony…

We must continue with a walk on the shore of Elbe,
on the Bruhl Terrace,
with the Palace of Fine Arts
and many views of other wonders made by people…

A visit to the Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Trinity,
made in the 1740s
as an argument of Occidental religious freedom…

And not in the least,
the superb Theaterplatz,
where the statue of King Johann of Saxony (1854-1873),
who translated the Divine Comedy into German,
seems to be orientated toward Dante’s Paradise
with its geocentric Universe.

Since one of the greatest musicians in history
(for many, even the greatest!),
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750),
was also a son of Saxony,
I decided to finish my hurried excursion
trying to connect some of his sublime legacy
to the cosmic pearls of Dresden.



1. Zwinger;
2. Lutheran Church;
3. Catholic Church.

It’s all I could do,
It’s all I could see,
But if my solar photo-fugues are wrong,
Please, Bach, forgive me!


© 2016 SARM
(Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy)