Lions, & Tigers & Bears

Sunday was a busy day. We started off visiting a flea market in Mauer Park (Flohmarkt AM Mauerpark). It was interesting to see what they had to sell. It looked just like our flea markets! Old LP records seemed to be hot items along with light fixtures and kitchen goods. There were a few vendors with new items such as shopping bags, clothing and jewelry. Ann and I bought earrings!

fleamarket

This park also has some remaining sections of the Berlin Wall.

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Lunch was Currywurst at the PlayOff – an American Sports Bar. They did have good looking hamburgers but we voted for German food.

currywurst

The afternoon was spent at the Berlin Zoo. It was so much more peaceful than the hustle and bustle of the big city.

zoo gate

fountain at zoo

penguin ann and burros white wolves victor the elephant rhino zebras

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giraffe

robert and elephant

ginny and elephant

I had to add this picture … just because.

My Cat

Auf Wiedersehen Berlin! Bonjour Paris!

Busy in Berlin

Berlin is big and busy. It has taken us a few days to figure out the public transportation. Even after figuring it out we realized it is not very dependable and it is often late and always crowded.

The city is full of tourists who are just as lost as we are! I can’t imagine how crowded it would be during the high tourist season. It is bad enough in low tourist season.

Here are some highlights of our past two days. We visited 3 of the 5 museums on Museum Island. They have some stunning collections.

praying egyptian

Praying Egyptian

egypt head

Bust of an Egyptian

egypt 2

Part of a Wall

Islamic Art

Islamic Art

Ishtar Gate cropped

Ishtar Gate

Mshatta Facade

Mshatta Facade

Part of Pergamon Acropolis

Part of Pergamon Acropolis

 Today we visited the remaining parts of the Berlin Wall and took a boat ride.

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 Here are some photos of our colorful apartment.

living room

kitchen

The weather is getting colder each day, but at least it isn’t hot!

 

If it’s Tuesday

We must be in Berlin…..We arrived in Berlin yesterday a little after noontime. Our apartment owner picked us up at the bus stop and drove us to our apartment. It is a very colorful apartment and Bernd is a very colorful personality! I will post pictures of the apartment later. Bernd showed us around the area, took us to KaDeWe, the supermarket and the beverage shop. We ate dinner at a street shop and Bernd suggested we order the #13 (klein serving) of stir-fried beef and vegetables. Klein is small….the large must be enough for 3 people!

We have been going like crazy for the past two weeks so we decided to chill today. Resting our weary bones, swollen ankles and tired feet. But I can assure you ….my tired feet will be walking to the KaDeWe before this day is over.

I promised myself that I would learn how to use My Digital Studio software while on this trip. I want to return home with a completed scrapbook. Do you think I can do it?

Here is my first page.

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