Maybe it was the sandy beaches, oceans and warm weather in the photos that I was looking at that made me a bit jealous, but alas, I'm back home in Jupiter, FL (and I have no reason to EVER be jealous of anyone who has to drive more than 10 minutes to get to the beach).
My husband has been working in Berlin for two months so he was ready to take me out to see the sites of the city as soon as I arrived. I, however, needed a nap after getting basically zero sleep on the plane. After my nap, we headed out to Alexanderplatz (note that the photos I will be posting were taken over several days). This post, and the ones to follow, is a diversion from my normal posts, but I feel like this is the best way to share my photos.
Alexanderplatz is located in the central Mitte district of Berlin. According to Wikipedia, the Fernsehturm (TV tower) is the second tallest structure in Europe.
|Looking towards Alexanderplatz from the old City Hall Building|
|The Fernsehturm (taken from Klosterstrasse)|
|Construction on the Berliner Palace in the Foreground|
|Construction is a Common Sight in Berlin|
|Exhibit: Resistance and The Public Sphere|
|Interior of St. Mary's Church|
Europe is home to many beautiful, old churches. This is the interior of St. Mary's Church on Neptunbrunnen Plaza. St. Mary's Church is believed to have been built in the 13th Century. Buildings that old don't exist in America, and it's amazing to see the detail in the old churches.
The Neptunbrunnen was built in 1891 and was originally in the Schlossplatz at the Former Berliner Stadtschloss (Berlin City Palace). In the center is the Roman god Neptune. The four women surrounding him represent the four main rivers of Prussia.
The Neptunbrunnen was removed from it's original home when the Stadtschloss was demolished in 1951 and was placed in it's new home in 1969, after being restored.
Berlin Bears, like the one in the photo below can be found throughout the city.