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.

East Side Gallery : Berlin, Germany

East Side Gallery : Berlin, Germany

Here are a few images from our walk along the East Side Gallery in Berlin. The East Side Gallery is a roughly one kilometer section of the Berlin Wall that is covered in murals. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, artists were invited to paint on the wall to commemorate freedom and German reunification. The artwork seems to perfectly mirror the creative and subversive spirit of Berlin.