My husband's best friend sent a card from NY. He is there with his lovely family to see relatives. Also my husband was there 19 years ago. And we also received a card from Dresden, Saxony. The generous man is a sculpture from the treasury of August the Strong. An African is offering a bowl of emeralds. He is richly adorned with gold and jewels, yet in a serving position, decorated not in order to show his dignity, but decorated as part of the king's property. -- From the Green Vaults, exhibition rooms, newly renovated and exposing the treasures from the 18th century.
We went to Dresden in 2004. The town is not beautiful, the destroyed parts were replaced by optimistic socialist reconstructions which look completely different from what was there before the bombing. But it is worth visiting.
Picture below: Approaching the town by boat on the river Elbe (yes, the same on which Hamburg lies)