Our Paris “home-base”.

Our Paris “home-base”.

We’re headed out of Paris on the train toward Cahors (southern France).  We covered quite a bit of ground during our stay. The best part was catching up with my niece Cadence! She happened to be passing through Paris at the same time, on a school planned trip. I’ll post photos sometime soon. For now, check out the place we stayed at!

 

More From Berlin

More From Berlin

Eric is getting ahead of me. I’ll try to catch up! Here are a few more from Berlin:

We stayed along the canal in Berlin in a neighborhood called Kreuzberg. There seemed to be a local ritual  (which I missed getting pictures of) where locals would gather along the canal in the evening by the hundreds (maybe thousands?) to chat, drink beer, play music, etc. It was like a nightly party. The area itself was gritty and beautiful. Equal parts swans and broken beer bottles; roses and graffiti. Berlin had an energy that I really loved.

Zach, Sawyer and I spent a day on Museum Island where we explored the Berlin Cathedral, Neues Museum, and the Alte Nationalgalerie. The Berlin Cathedral was gaudy and beautiful, and had a great view of the city from the top.

 

The Neues museum was filled with old ancient art and artifacts. We saw Nefertiti’s bust (no pictures allowed), and a lot of other neat things.  Check out this interesting information about the Berlin Gold Hat.

 

Or these ancient Blowing Horns from the 8-9th century BC.

 

By the time we reached the Alte Nationalgalerie, we had some pretty serious museum burn out. We took a look at some Monet and Renoir and then headed out.