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... me but decided better of it…
We arrived into Berlin to a humid Wednesday evening and found ourselves in the Hauptbahnhof, the main train station in the capital. On wandering over to the bus stop to find our hotel in Rosenstraβe. again, our first impressions were of thousands of cyclists speeding past at alarming pace but what struck me in particular was the monolithic grey of the buildings around us, even as we headed East from the centre.
... as the place where the artistic young crowds gather. The same process can be seen in Prenzlauer Berg, in the east. However, gentrification of Berlin’s neighborhoods and whether or not it’s a good thing are subjects for another time. (I’m doing my best to keep the length of this piece down and failing to do so.)
Nowadays the two halves of the city are quite properly integrated, with hip neighborhoods on both sides of the ...
... stores, restaurants and tourist sites. The division has been erased accept for the change in the sidewalk brick that marks the new bricks laid after the fall in 1989. The Check Point Charlie Museum is an interesting array of pictures and stories of people who tried or who were successful in escaping over the wall via balloons, tunnels, homemade SCUBA, hidden compartments in vehicles and hollowed out welding machines. ...
... wanted to improve the marshy land and decided to invite the experts), drank beer, and explored antique stores.
We miraculously met back up on the train platform. J and J napped on the ride back then we split for dinner. Jacqui and I had delicious Pad Thai while Jas abused his linguistic skills to get both free food and free beer.
We're having an early night tonight in an effort to actually make the tour ...
... and the lineup was ridiculous, even at
2pm. It will have to be on the 'next time’ list.
I met up with Andrew the Scot; our entry time for the Reischtag was at 2:30. As you walk up
the ramp, circling up the glass dome, it’s a panoramic view of Berlin. Which, I have to say, is humdrum. Berlin was bombed flat in the war, and rebuilt. The skyline, such as it is, is
drab, much like Munich. So, I thought it ...