Thursday, November 26, 2015

Berlin Day 1

Berlin Day 1
Our room for the night...
http://www.eurail.com/europe-by-train/night-trains/city-night-line

Reichstag building

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We walked by and considered a tour at the top.  It is free but they take reservations.  Today was all booked up and the first available was 9 tomorrow, plus there is a long wait to get a reservation.  We opted for another time.
 

Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism

http://www.stiftung-denkmal.de/en/memorials/sinti-and-roma-memorial.html

Brandenburg Gate

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Walk for Freedom

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe


Ampelmann Traffic signals
Stay off the bike path!
Immitating the Ampelmann...

Potsdamer Platz

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There was no where to plug in except the Starbucks..
Wifi and a plug....
How much time we have in Berlin before we have to pick up James...
Mall of Berlin...

LP12 Mall of Berlin

Many hours of watching the history channel have made this a required stop, unfortunately.  It is kind of like looking at a train wreck -- you have to look at least once...
It is entirely fitting that this is an almost forgotten back alley buried under a parking lot.  I generally hate parking lots, but this is the best location for one....

F├╝hrerbunker

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Berlin wall watchtower
Our tour guide is actually originally from Afghanistan, and was an excellent host and tour guide...
We follow the sites of the wall in this area.

Topography of Terror

Trabant

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Checkpoint Charlie

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Bethlehem Church Square

Snack time while waiting for James' train...
Back to James' apartment, where we met up with Erik
James called this picture "Vermin From the Etherial Sewer"
Saurkraut


Saturday 17 October 2015:  1st Day in Berlin
Sunday 18 October 2015:  2nd Day in Berlin
Wednesday 21 October 2015:  Journey Home
Friday 23 October 2015:  Jet Lag Still
Saturday 24 October 2015:  Back to Woik
Sunday 25 October 2015:  Stella's Dog
Thursday 29 October 2015:  Day Off Errands
Friday 30 October 2015:  Cold and Wet Lawrence Busted
Sunday 1 November 2015:  Daylight Savings Over and Early
Tuesday 3 November 2015:  Living History
Friday 6 November 2015:  First Friday Dog Training
Saturday 7 November 2015:  Not So Busy
Tuesday 10 November 2015:  Duck Duck Goose!
Wednesday 11 November 2015:  Repeat Performance
Thursday 12 November 2015:  More Errands
Sunday 15 November 2015:  Still Warm for November
Tuesday 17 November 2015:  Very Wet Day High Profile
Thursday 19 November 2015:  Day Off Failed Research
Friday 20 November 2015:  Research Accomplished!
Sunday 22 November 2015:  Not As Cold
Tuesday 24 November 2015:  Gather Around the Casket
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