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Berlin Photos

Eleri and I spent four days in Berlin during July 2015. Here's a blog about it. Here's a full slideshow, and here's a shorter slideshow of my favourites.

Favourites

These are my favourite few photos. If you just want a quick peek, here's a slideshow of them.

Street piping

Marx and Engels

Comrades

Lion killer

Triangle

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg rider detail

Berliner Dom crows

Night trains

Doner delight

Alexanderplatz trams

St Marienkirche fountains

Spandau

Spandau church

Older temple

Cycles by the river

Artistic sequence

George and the dragon

Crane thrower

Potsdam Dutch houses

Potsdam backstreet

Sans Souci

Sans Souci colonnade

Russian house

Heliger See

Supermarket shelves

Lions

Sarcophagas

Angle in the Neue

Bode staircase

Statue staircase

Bode doorways

Toothpaste girls

Cycle and trams

Rosenthalerstrasse hof

Rosenthalerstrasse doorway

Sparrow grab

Neue Wache

Pergamon lion

Pergamon pantheon

High-key statues

Pergamon heads

Berlin Rathaus

Alexanderplatz dragon

Alexanderplatz Primark girls

Berlin sunset

   

 

Monday 20 July 2015

Sauntered down the main drag, past the big tall tower and several churches to Museum Island. Had green woodruff beer. Strange. Pottered down Unter den Linden. Diverted up Friedrichstrasse and back. Then on down to the Brandenberg gate. Back via Behrenstrasse holocaust memorial and local restaurant in Mauerstrasse where we sampled the potato pud (potato fritters and apple sauce).

 

Fernseturm sphere tower

Fernseturm sphere tower

St Marienkirche and tower

Street piping

Marx and Engels

Communism lives!

Altes museum

Music in the park

Berliner Dom detail

Comrades

Lion killer

Green woodruff beer

Triangle

Fountain by Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg rider

Brandenburg rider detail

Multicycle

At Holocaust memorial

At Holocaust memorial

At Holocaust memorial

Potato sweet!

Yes, potato fritter

Building camouflage

Hooded crow

Hooded crow flying

Berliner Dom crows

Night trains

Doner delight

Alexanderplatz drummer

   

 

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Wandered down to museums to find long queues. Gave up and took train to Spandau. Ok but not special, so had coffee and headed back via underground to Charlottenberg for potter around very Parisian backstreets. Then back to Pergamon museum for fab Middle Eastern history. Delicious Italian dinner at Marcelino's in Poststrasse near the delightfully-named Rathaus.

 

Alexanderplatz trams

St Marienkirche fountains

National Gallery

River, gallery, train

National Gallery and footbridge

Wall art at station

Spandau

Spandau church

Walking the pet

Kaiser Wilhelm church

Kaiser Wilhelm church mosaic

Botox to go

Hedwig church

Temple frontage

Older temple

Marching Assyrians

Lions

Naughty!

Warrior bricks

Arabic alcove

Three domes

Museum garden

Cycles by the river

Philosopher at work

Artistic sequence

George and the dragon

   

 

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Off to Potsdam. Got lost on tram before finding town. Saw interesting bits like brand new old buildings (Berlin is still rebuilding in the classical mould). The centre of Potsdam turned out to be surprisingly big and rather nice. Even international. After wandering down a street of Dutch houses, we found a distinctly Parisian area with cobbled streets and endless little dress shops. Stopped at La Madeline on Lindenstrasse for a crepe and Breton cider, as you do. Discovered the Sans Souci park and the rather curious palace. Lots of show with 'hanging gardens' effect in terraced front. Mini double-colonnaded St Peter's square thing at back. Yet only one floor and one small room deep. Trekked out to park by Heliger See via Swiss-style yet apparently Russian wooden Lodges. Strolled around the lake past schlosses, had beer and walked back. Another delish Marcelino's din.

 

Potsdam neoclassical regeneration

Crane thrower

Potsdam mains street

Eleri in Disneyland?

Potsdam Dutch houses

Market and church

Potsdam backstreet

La Madeleine

Crepes and cider

Friendenskirche tower

Sans Souci approach

Sans Souci stairway

Sans Souci wide

Sans Souci glass houses

Sans Souci

Sans Souci colonnade

Potsdam firemen

Russian house

Pixie shelter

Heliger See

Marmorpalais

Marmorpalais

Cecilienhof

Backstreet house

Supermarket shelves

Supermarket shelves

   

 

Thursday 23 July 2015

Museum morning. First the Neue with Egyptian and other antiquities, including an amazing bust of Nefertiti -- a stunning woman or a brilliant artist. Then the Bode, with medieval religious stuff (yawn) and nice statuary. Wandered around Hackescher Markt area, including lots of nice little courtyard hofs (and one or two seedy ones too). A bit of souvenir shopping, yet another museum with fab Roman statues and Italian again for dinner. Party thing in Alexandeplatz. Grooved for a bit, watching fire breathing dragons, clowns and Primark-laden locals. Then back, watch sunset and pack ready for 4am wakeup for early flight home. Ach.

 

Fernsehturm spire

Light triangle

Lions

Egyptian panel

Sarcophagas

Egyptian masks

Angle in the Neue

Bode foyer

Bode staircase

Statue shadow

Statue staircase

Bode doorways

Floor pattern

Toothpaste girls

Toothpaste girls

Cycle and trams

Rosenthalerstrasse hof

Rosenthalerstrasse hof

Rosenthalerstrasse hof

Replica shop

Rosenthalerstrasse alley

Rosenthalerstrasse doorway

Rosenthalerstrasse doors

Stairway to heaven

Rosenthalerstrasse alley

Rosenthalerstrasse mural

Sparrow grab

Neue Wache

Neue Wache

Pergamon lion

Pergamon bust

Pergamon pantheon

Pergamon pantheon

Pergamon statues

High-key statues

Thorn boy

Pergamon heads

Berlin Rathaus

Alexanderplatz dragon

Alexanderplatz Primark girls

Berlin sunset

   

 

 

 

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