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... between the old east and west German architecture, right down to the street light symbols. We then Went out that night with some of Sugs mates he has met and by the time we got home it was 6 in the morning. We went to an absinthe bar and had proper absinthe and some tequila. It was really cool. We woke up and visited the Jewish memorial. It poured down so we got drenched Next day had a sleep in and visited the Berlin wall and an awesome chocolate factory with ...
... local government does not have that much money, but has to spend quite a lot of it maintaining all of the public spaces. Berlins population is not all that big.
At the Brandenburg Gate, I bumped into an old guy that I met at Flinders Street Station in 2006.
He is a deaf mute from Kazakhstan that has been riding his motorcycle around the world since 2000 in an attempt to set a Guinness Record. I think that he well and ...
... by the Pergamon altar. I had seen pictures, but whoa, I had no idea. It’s spectacular, even its fragmented state
(maybe the fragments even add to it).
Then I could see a corner of the beautiful blue of the gate through a
doorway, and I braced myself.
I had no idea of this either. As much as I had studied it, I didn’t realize
it was in such great shape. It’s
basically intact. There are a few ...
... to imagine the decisions and destruction that was conducted within that very area, where now stands many apartment buildings and a quiet neighbourhood. Leaving that area we then went towards the old Luftwaffe building, which became communist headquarters, and was not badly damaged during the wars (surprisingly). Outside of this building now displays two large murals – one from communist times, painted of people being happy, wealthy, and working, the other a large ...
... but because of the amount of it.
I read so many plaques, learned so much history, went to so many exhibits and memorials and museums this week, that I was in information overload. My favorite three places in Berlin, therefore, were places I didn't feel the need to lament over history. Instead, my favorite places were visually stimulating ...