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I don't think a hotel but there is  a youth hostel and music academy adjacent IMG_4221.jpg 
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I managed to visit Dresden right at the height of the serious flooding they had a dozen or so years ago. We were on motorbikes and were escorted into the centre of town as the flood was about to happen. We were only allowed in because we were all prebooked. That evening we spent most of our time knee deep in flood water helping the locals to stack sandbags trying to protect vulnerable buildings. It was quite an event and we were interviewed on German TV - here are ze Englischer motorradhfahren helping to preserve Dresden. The humour of it wasn’t lost on them. I think it was a wonderful city, but it was rather wet when we got there. 

onwards, we visited Colditz castle and had a guided tour. What an amazing place when you get to see all of the hiding places they’d carved out and the machinery they’d managed to manufacture - note to prisons, do not emprison skilled workers of the likes of tailors, printers, metal workers and other such skills, as all you’re doing is concentrating the minds and abilities into ways to escape. 

can you remember the film The Colditz Story (Or something) which showed the men playing football in the yard? It was absolutely impossible, the yard was nowhere near flat enough, it was awkward just to walk across. 

the picture rayc has posted is from the town below. When we were there a few days after the flooding we saw the devastating evidence firsthand. It was appalling. The tide mark was 10 feet up the sides of the houses. The main Road Bridge had previously been completely submerged, and now the river was near its original levels nearly 20 feet below the summit. 

 


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Interesting post that Simon, can imagine the irony of brits helping to try and save Dresden after all mr Harris and his boys did to flatten it. Well done youse lot.
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It was just `Colditz` Simon. 


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NO, I was thinking of the 1955 film with John Mills from the book by Pat Reid

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NO, I was thinking of the 1955 film with John Mills from the book by Pat Reid

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1955 were you even born then ?

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Hee hee, yes just.  It films do have a habit of being repeated you know. 


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No and I’m getting fed up with it all.
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They say good things are worth waiting for jan hope that turns out to be true for you.👍
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I’m loosing the will to live Alan🙁 My life’s come to a standstill. I can’t keep this up much longer.

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I managed to visit Dresden right at the height of the serious flooding they had a dozen or so years ago. We were on motorbikes and were escorted into the centre of town as the flood was about to happen. We were only allowed in because we were all prebooked. That evening we spent most of our time knee deep in flood water helping the locals to stack sandbags trying to protect vulnerable buildings. It was quite an event and we were interviewed on German TV - here are ze Englischer motorradhfahren helping to preserve Dresden. The humour of it wasn’t lost on them. I think it was a wonderful city, but it was rather wet when we got there. 

onwards, we visited Colditz castle and had a guided tour. What an amazing place when you get to see all of the hiding places they’d carved out and the machinery they’d managed to manufacture - note to prisons, do not emprison skilled workers of the likes of tailors, printers, metal workers and other such skills, as all you’re doing is concentrating the minds and abilities into ways to escape. 

can you remember the film The Colditz Story (Or something) which showed the men playing football in the yard? It was absolutely impossible, the yard was nowhere near flat enough, it was awkward just to walk across. 

the picture rayc has posted is from the town below. When we were there a few days after the flooding we saw the devastating evidence firsthand. It was appalling. The tide mark was 10 feet up the sides of the houses. The main Road Bridge had previously been completely submerged, and now the river was near its original levels nearly 20 feet below the summit. 

 




What struck me was how small the yard was I expected it to be much bigger.
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This photo gives a good perspective of the size of the courtyard IMG_4277.jpg 
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There is a IMG_4214.jpg  stellplatz a short stroll from the castle. There are no services but good for overnight parking. 
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We are all routing for you jan , I know how you feel but it will all sort itself out and you are with friends and you’re dog 🐕 to look after you. At least you’re not stuck on your own and with what sounds like a couple of friendly neighbours nearby to chat to your on the up. Chin up I’m sure from the stick ya beat kev with your strong enough to weather this hiccup on the road to your future and best of all summers on the way, warm evenings in the great outdoors with friends and new pepole yet to meet , glass of wine and a undercooked sausage on the barbecue great stuff.
  

I have actually cheered myself up with the thought of all the fun on the horizon thanks jan, if you hadn’t posted I wouldn’t have replied so hopefully it has done us both a bit of good. Take care 😘


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Alan has put my feelings so eloquently Jan so DITTO 

I miss Jan, one of her beatings and half an hour of self-loathing sets me up for the day.

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