I went to Berlin two weeks ago for work and stayed the weekend for fun. I had a great time, met up with a number of friends from language training and A-100 and basically fell in love with Berlin (especially in comparison with Frankfurt).
|Trabi Safari - you can rent these old East German cars to drive around Berlin. |
This poor girl stalled out the car through two full lights.
|Pergamon Museum - German archaeologists discovered ancient artifacts and|
reconstructed whole, huge, structures.
|Pergamon Museum - ancient market gate. About 60% original pieces.|
|Bearlin has all of these statues throughout the city|
|TV tower - Alexanderplatz in East Berlin|
|TV tower close up|
|Berliner Dom (view from Alexanderplatz)|
|Sadly, I chose not to "basefly" off this 40 story hotel. I am ashamed at myself.|
|The city bird of Berlin - the crane!|
|East Berlin building seen from Spree river cruise|
|Siegsaulle in the Tiergarten|
|Elephant entrance at the zoo|
|After work at the Brandenburg gate|
|Holocaust Memorial - Despite the fact that these stones look about the same height...|
|Street musicians in Potsdamer Platz|
|Pink pipes in Potsdamer Platz (apparently Berlin is built on a swamp and these pipes carry water to river).|
|Fancy car - a Bucati, I believe|
|Brandenburg Gate at night|
|Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery, plus a shoutout to my hometown of SHENandoah|
|Mural at East Side Gallery dedicated to those who lost their lives trying to cross the wall|
|Running at the Berlin Wall|