Saturday 10 June 2023

A trip to Berlin

Just back from a few days in Berlin. Here are a few fairly random photos to set the scene. Where better to start than a Prussian Field Marshal. 
The TV tower is visible from much of the city. 
Brandenburg Gate. 
Bundestag, complete with enormous glass dome. 

The finance ministry. A vast edifice originally built as the Luftwaffe Ministry and then taken over by the East German government. 
Speaking of the East - it was a lucky comrade who was allocated one of these apartments in Karl Marx Allee. 
No shortage of beer on offer. Purely medicinal of course, as the weather was damn hot. 

Shopping opportunities too…..


nundanket said...

Looks like a great trip. I saw the Old Dessauer's younger boss just down the road from the Zinfigurinen shop years ago. i.e. someone dressed as Frederick the Great. I have no idea who he was or what his purpose was, but he did look a lot like Fred, even down to the piercing stare.

tradgardmastare said...

Looks like a grand day out! Looking forward to hearing about the retail therapy.
My eldest is always encouraging me to go, she loved her visit. One day…
Btw have you tried the Babylon Berlin novels or tv series, both are great.

Martin Rapier said...

Berlin is a fabulous city. I look forward to your tales of the DDR museum, one of my favourites.

Tim Gow said...

I saw a surprising number of Fred The Greats around!

Tim Gow said...

Well worth a visit Alan!

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
Highly recommended.