Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Something there is that doesn't love a wall...

 K: "Elisabeth, you narrate what we did today for the blog."
E: "First, Kathryn took me to a bridge."
K: "Oberbaumbrücke! What do you remember about it?"
E: "It's the bridge that was between East and West Berlin and they used to send spies across it."

 K: "Ok, now what's this?"
E: "That's the 'U' on top of it." (pronounced "ooo")
[Elisabeth calls the "U-Bahn" the "ooo"]

Then we went to the East Side Gallery, which is the longest standing piece of the Berlin Wall.

The Gallery is blocks of paintings by different artists from all over the world.

 Then we took the train to the Hackescher Markt to see the Hackesche Höfe, a beautiful early 20th-century courtyard.
E: "They were cool. Cool tiles."

From there we walked back along the Spree, past the Berliner Dom (below), back through the buildings of the Humboldt Universität, to Gendarmenmarkt. 
E: "It's cool. It's the university where Einstein and the Grimm brothers taught, and when we walked by we saw people studying and having classes there."
E: "Then you should tell them about the bullet holes, too."

bullet holes below (aka war damage)

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