When Dresden at dusk can’t possibly get more beautiful, it does. A hot air balloon is released from the right bank in New Town. It slowly gains altitude while drifting over the Elbe River in front of Augustusbrücke, the city’s oldest bridge. The sky becomes a kaleidoscope of swirling colors. Wave back to the people in the basket. Then watch as they drift out of sight toward Old Town. What a magnificent end to a magnificent day in Dresden.