X Marks the Scot - An on-line community of kilt wearers.

   X Marks Partners - (Go to the Partners Dedicated Forums )
USA Kilts website Freedom Kilts website Scotweb websiten Burnetts and Struth website Celtic Croft website
Xmarks advertising information Celtic Corner website Xmarks advertising information Houston Kiltmakers Xmarks advertising information

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    17th January 11
    Location
    Berlin and Dresden, Germany
    Posts
    472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Dresden, Saxony greets the Quaich

    Today, The Quaich arrived in the City of Dresden, Saxony. An exciting City of the old and the modern.



    it rests on its temporary home of Leslie Tartan


    A busy programme awaits it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    7th July 09
    Location
    Melbourne,Victoria Australia
    Posts
    3,438
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Dresden, Saxony greets the Quaich

    Thanks for that Borderer, great to see the Quaich pop it's shiny face up. Looks as if you have some great places for it to visit over there. Cheers
    Shoot straight you bastards. Don't make a mess of it. Harry (Breaker) Harbord Morant - Bushveldt Carbineers

  3. #3
    Join Date
    5th August 08
    Location
    Lancashire, England
    Posts
    4,345
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Dresden, Saxony greets the Quaich

    Amazing...
    That residential photo looks like the married patch at Dodesheide Osnabrück.

    Nice to see the Quaich making the rounds in Germany.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    22nd October 04
    Location
    Wuppertal, Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany
    Posts
    707
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Dresden, Saxony greets the Quaich

    Very nice, looking forward to nice pictures!

    Shalom
    Hermann
    "Wizards in trousers? Not in my university! It`s sissy. People´d laugh." said Ridcully.
    Christian Pipe Smoker
    My Youtube Channel

  5. #5
    Join Date
    17th January 11
    Location
    Berlin and Dresden, Germany
    Posts
    472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Dresden, Saxony greets the Quaich

    A meeting on Saturday was cancelled at the last minute, so I decided to take some pictures.

    Frauenkirche 1970's, kept as a silent monument by the GDR against war.


    Not bombed but damaged by embers from a nearby building which flew into the Church.

    Frauenkirche 2011- Built with Funds fron the Dresden Trust subscribed to by Britain and USA, amongst others.
    The Golden Cross is a copy of the original which was found in the rubble in 1995.
    It was produced by Alan Smith, son of a RAF bomber pilot who took part in the raids on Dresden



    Interesting to note that a city ordinance stipulated that the area around the Frauenkirche be built
    as it was before the war.

    MS Meissen, one of 13 paddle steamers still sailing on the Elbe today.



    The Yenidse



    It is not a Mosque but was a Cigarette Factory designed on a whim from the owner. It is now a Theatre
    and Restuarant. The Dome is lit up at night from inside.
    Last edited by theborderer; 19th October 11 at 12:34 PM. Reason: awful mistakes

  6. #6
    Join Date
    17th January 11
    Location
    Berlin and Dresden, Germany
    Posts
    472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Dresden, Saxony greets the Quaich

    Further to yesterday's report regasrding the Paddle Steamers of Dresden.
    Dresden has the largest (13) and oldest Steam Paddle fleet in the World.
    The details are : MS Stadt Wehlen built 1879, MS Diesbar built 1884,
    MS Meissen built 1885, MS Pillnitz built 1886, MS Krippen built 1892,
    MS Pirna built 1893,MS Kurort Rathen built 1896, MS Dresden built 1926,
    MS Leipzig built 1929. The newest to the Fleet are MS Lillienstein built 1982, MS Bad Shandau built 1987,MS August der Große built 1994, and MS Gräfin Cosel built 1994,
    The following photos are Copywrighted by the Sächsiche Damfschifffahrt GmbH.





    A report on the visit of the Quaich to the Senior Skittles afternoon follows.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    17th January 11
    Location
    Berlin and Dresden, Germany
    Posts
    472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Dresden, Saxony greets the Quaich

    Today the Quaich joined a Group of Seniors on their Skittle afternoon.

    No alcohol whilst playing but later !!!









    Last edited by theborderer; 21st October 11 at 02:17 AM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    5th August 08
    Location
    Lancashire, England
    Posts
    4,345
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Dresden, Saxony greets the Quaich

    Superb... I really enjoyed the times I lived in Germany (10 years in total). I look back on it with great fondness. Didn't do much on the Eastern side although I've been to Berlin a couple of times as well as Magdeburg, Potsdam, Leipzig and Colditz. There's a good museum to the former DDR near Erfurt as I recall. Never been to Dresden though, I must put that right sometime. Thanks for sharing these pictures. Kagelbahn is always a good laugh. Not that I took it very seriously.
    Last edited by English Bloke; 21st October 11 at 04:22 AM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    7th July 09
    Location
    Melbourne,Victoria Australia
    Posts
    3,438
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Dresden, Saxony greets the Quaich

    Heard of afternoons at the bowls club but never the skittle club. Thanks for taking us and the quaich there borderer and thanks for the photos. Cheers
    Shoot straight you bastards. Don't make a mess of it. Harry (Breaker) Harbord Morant - Bushveldt Carbineers

  10. #10
    Join Date
    17th January 11
    Location
    Berlin and Dresden, Germany
    Posts
    472
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Dresden, Saxony greets the Quaich

    Once again a fine brisk sunny day and a chance to take the Quaich for a short trip to Radebeul, which is just outside Dresden. There were 2 destinations,the first being the Karl May Museum. Karl May has written many adventure books dealing with the Old West,the Indian nations and the Orient. He introduced us to Old Shatterhand and Winnetou. Believe it or not he never visited any of the countries in his books. The Museum is in the original house which he bought. Known as "Villa Shatterhand.
    We toured the Museum with the Director and he did not get out of drinking from the Quaich.






    The lady in Red is my partner.



    This Gentleman lives in the Teepee from April to October



    The Guardians in the Garden





    Every year in May the Museum hosts a Karl May Festival duration 3 days
    following photos were taken at the Western breakfast, where you can buy Bison sausages.





    Last edited by theborderer; 22nd October 11 at 11:38 AM.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. How big does a quaich have to be?
    By Spartan Tartan in forum Miscellaneous Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11th July 11, 07:23 PM
  2. The Quaich in Japan
    By CDNSushi in forum Show us your pics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18th April 11, 09:36 AM
  3. Greets from Franklin, Tn!
    By sdantes in forum Kilt Board Newbie
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 16th March 09, 01:03 PM
  4. Greets from SSgt Baloo!
    By SSgt Baloo in forum Kilt Board Newbie
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 17th August 06, 07:27 PM
  5. Quaich
    By Colin in forum Miscellaneous Forum
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10th April 06, 01:31 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.0