20 February 2014

Berlin, Germany. #travelthursday

I love old dreams and past holidays. Maybe we forget the niggly little things, but there is something wonderful about revisiting ancient adventures - even if the details (and photos) are a little fuzzy around the edges...
 
  
 
Exploring the Reichstag, crowned by the  Norman Fosters extension, and the nearby Frank Gehry DZ Bank;
 
 
 
A memorial to the Nazi book burning, set into the pavement of the Bebelplat;
 
 
The eponymous Berlin Wall tourist photograph;
 
 
The humbling Jewish Museum, one of the most evocative buildings I think I will ever encounter.
 
  
 
Beautifully lit Christmas markets in the shadows of Church bells;
 
 
 
Stumbling upon tickets for Handels Messiah, at the Berlin Philharmonic;
 
 
Exotic synagogues;
 
 
Epic German humour;



Discovering a new obsession with crossing the road, and how hard it is to photograph traffic lights to properly capture Ampelmann. No fear, we found a whole store dedicated to this wonder;
 

And last but not least, Green Beer.



Pssst. Kelly, Rebecca and I are enjoying our travel linkups so much, we're having another one, and giving you a little more warning this time - from the 1st March - 7th March we'd love you to link up to our posts & share the blogging love. This month the topic is "That travelling 'pinch me' moment". The one that made you realise you were alive.  New posts, old posts - however you fancy it!

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10 comments :

  1. "Ampelman" - that made me laugh. There are many nice places in Germany. But I guess Berlin is a good starting point as there is much to see.

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    1. There are SO many places in Germany that have me aching to explore.

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  2. The traffic light man is so famous! I've been looking into trying to get a trip into Berlin possibly this year, so any tips are appreciated!

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    1. Just let it envelop you - you must, must, must go to the Jewish Museum, drink green beer & wander :-)

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  3. Berlin is amazing! Have you been to Berlin-Kreuzberg with all it's quirky, artsy pubs and shops? Lot's of awesome street art everywere too.
    History is so vivid in Berlin - you can feel the russian influence in former East Berlin with it's eastern europe architecture, then the monuments of the wall, the jewish monument (it has a lot of critical reception, but I think it's amazing) and so much more.
    All in all - I Love Berlin! :)

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    1. It was so long ago, I'm afraid I'm not sure.
      You can almost breath the history in, can't you?

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    1. Me too, we must schedule a return soon!

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  5. Green beer and red beer - I think they pop a shot of a liquer in. All I know it that it was scrummy. And very alcoholic...

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