Four Day Visit

I had such an excellent four days with Niall and Charlie visiting me in Berlin. We took a four-hour walking tour of Berlin, taking in it's history from early settlement to the present day, but focussing on Prussian history, the second world war, the cold war and the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. We visited the transport museum (Deutsches Technikmuseum) - planes, trains and all modes of transport. Then we spent some time in Charlottenburg looking a Picasso, Dali, Magritte, Matisse and other 20th century artists  at the Berggruen Museum and it's sister museum across the street, the Scharf-Gerstenberg collection.

Each night we dined on various cuisines in a different areas of Berlin: Potsdamer Platz, Kreuzberg and Kurfurstendamm.

I managed to maintain my daily 1500 words writing early each morning, before the guys surfaced for late breakfasts at their nearby hotel, but other interests were on hold. The time flew by and they've departed now, leaving me to my staple companions - writing, painting, photographing and reading. Such a great visit.

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

French Huguenot Church

French Huguenot Church

Top of the Transport Museum

Top of the Transport Museum

At the Wall close to the Topographie des Terrors

At the Wall close to the Topographie des Terrors

Jewish Holocaust Memorial

Jewish Holocaust Memorial

Sony Centre at Potsdamer Platz 

Sony Centre at Potsdamer Platz 

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie