2017-03-12 51 14
Today's location is on a bicycle/walking track next to a country road at Girbigsdorf, near Görlitz.
Country: Germany; state: Sachsen (Saxony, EU:DE:SN); district: Görlitz
Weather: Clouded and windy.
This hashpoint was far away from Dresden, but reachable and in a district-graticule-combination (Görlitz district, 51 14) I haven't been to before so I wanted to go there. I took the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Görlitz. During the ride it was sunny and I saw multiple deer. At Görlitz I started walking through run-down streets and past a large allotment garden. The sun wasn't visible any more, instead there was a cold wind. I passed the airfield and walked along the path next to the country road until I came near the hashpoint. Finding the spot was easy, it was directly on the path. Some people passed me by bike, but not many.
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After taking pictures I walked back towards Görlitz. I had enough time until the return train so I decided to make a small detour to the Görlitz city center and to Poland. I passed the hospital, the 'Holy Sepulcre' (a reproduction of the Jerusalem one from the 15th century, used as a pilgrim site) and the Saint-Peter-and-Paul church. I recognized many sights from my 2008 stay. Next to the church I took a picture of the 'Old Town Bridge' from the exact same spot as in 2008, noticing some differences but many identical things. Then I walked across the bridge to Poland for a moment. There are still no signs indicating a border. Through the old town I walked towards the train station, buying a Bratwurst with mustard in the mustard shop along the way. The train ride was quiet (after I had changed my seat away from the children). Back in Dresden the sun was shining again, but I was still feeling frozen by the time I was home.
In total I walked 10.2 km.
While taking the 'revisited' picture I noticed that the white balance had been set to 'light bulb', the later photos look much better.