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Autumn and Porcelain

The Fall colors are deepening. Kathy and I spent the day out, walking in falling golden leaves. The hills are awash in orange gold and rust red with splashes of yellow and red. The air is cool and the breeze is refreshing. A light sweater is enough.

The city of Meissen, Germany, is awash in the brilliance of autumn colors. October 9, 2013

The city of Meissen, Germany, is awash in the brilliance of autumn colors. October 9, 2013


Autumn in Meissen, Germany - October 9, 2013

Autumn in Meissen, Germany – October 9, 2013


Autumn in Meissen, Germany - October 9, 2013

Autumn in Meissen, Germany – October 9, 2013

We did most of our walking in Meissen, where we spent the day. Meissen is synonymous with porcelain, being the first place in Europe to produce it. The crossed swords of the Meissen brand mean hand made quality and horrendous price. A new five piece place setting of a moderate version is about $2,750. Think about dropping one of those plates. We went on the tour to see porcelain production up close. Very interesting.

Each piece of Meissen porcelain is delicately handcrafted.

Each piece of Meissen porcelain is delicately handcrafted.


This was the largest porcelain piece produced in the 1700s.

This was the largest porcelain piece produced in the 1700s.


2,200 Meissen table ware pieces created for German royalty

2,200 Meissen Swan Service table ware pieces created for German royalty


Meissen Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain


Meissen is also known for its Lutheran Cathedral and royal Wettin family Schloss that occupy the same high hill top above the city and Elbe River. The cathedral had a number of Martin Luther memorabilia on display. Looking out over the palace walls, we could see autumn unfolding before our eyes. We savored the time and took it all in. In the autumn of my life, autumn feels really good. WEG

Lutheran Cathedral, Meissen, Germany

Lutheran Cathedral, Meissen, Germany


Bible translated into the German language by Martin Luther on display in the Cathedral Dom, Meissen, Germany

Bible translated into the German language by Martin Luther on display in the Cathedral Dom, Meissen, Germany


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