Derag Hotel Koenigin Luise
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... other box and it was smack dab in the middle. After seeing the inside we were led backstage. The tour guide explained to us that the stage is 200 yards long, and there are 20 different parts of the stage that can be raised or lowered depending on the set design of each scene! Additionally, the power required by the Opera during a performance is the equivalent to running power to a city of 15,000 inhabitants during that time! Thats ludicrous. And to top it all off, there is ...
... the space between the two walls in which many people were shot dead in the attempt to cross from East to West. After several weeks of civil unrest, in 1989 the East German government announced that citizens were able to visit West Germany. Citizens crossed and climbed the wall to be welcomed by a celebratory atmosphere in West Germany.Many people were reunited with family that were held captive for many years. Over the next few weeks, a euphoric ...
... War era where many Eastern Berliners died trying to flee to the West). There was so much history in the streets and sites, and I wanted to soak it all in, to remember everything that was spoken so I could reflect on it at a later date, specifically while teaching. However, this was nearly impossible. Even now, when I look back on the tour it seems like a blur at some parts. We walked around 8 miles, trying to cover every area of the city, but I ...
... to the square playing host to all of this activity was the Brandenburg Gate. Built in the late 18th century, greatly damaged during World War II, and restored in 2000 to 2002 it has been a popular site for major historical events in Germany. The Gate's design is based upon the Propylaea, the gateway to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
A short walk away was the Reichstag. Originally built to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire, ...
... of the people that was supposed to be turning up was Richard Simcott, a pretty famous YouTube polyglot who speaks about ten languages but extremely well.
Anyway, the message implied that time was of the essence so I should make a quick decision whether I'd be turning up. I answered in the affirmative but got no reply so I decided I could either sit and wait for a reply that might never come or I could just turn up at the restaurant.
It was at ...
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