Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer in the City

Between our bouts of travelitis we have managed to eek out a little bit of fun in Berlin. It's not  a bad life

Pics of "Sommer in der Stadt"

Our U-Bahn stop for our place in Wedding

Enjoyed a wet but wonderful 4th of July with Greg, Americans, and an Irishman. We even got Greg to drink a beer!
I'm apparently working on perfecting the "Boo the night is over" Look

One of my favorite things on earth - marking with a red star where we've been on our Europe map.
Thomas visited with his friends from Brazil
We took them to Kunsthaus Tacheles. Built as a department store in the Jewish quarter, served as a Nazi prison, was partially demolished, and is now occupied by an artists collective. Continually threatened with eviction, you can now just wander in on a week night to live music, independent shops, and wild art. .​ms/

They liked it.
Also showed them around the lovely city...well they were good enough to do some self-touring too
Making an effort to take as good of photos of the city we live in as the cities we tour
Living in Wedding, we've been spending a lot more time in the more touristed downtown. It's actually kinda badass...for the West
Love the U-Bahn windows
I've taken pics of the Memorial for Murdered Jews so many times and finally have one I really like.
The Fernsehturm, Brandenburgor Tor, & Caller.
After all that Berlining, Tiergarten Quelle was in order. Visit us & we will do our best to take you here.
Dave's first going away night we ended up in the basement of a gallery where we sweatily danced as the ceiling dripped. Sounds gross, but it wasn't.
I've been bugging Ian about this for a while. I simply cannot live without an animal- and even though Bellatrix the skank cat is on her way with my parents in October, we were off to the Tierheim. Way off- this place is on the outskirts of outskirts for Berlin.
But so worth it! We got a bun. He was kind enough to carry some bottle home for us as we ran out of hands.
Prost to the new addition - Herr Schmidt
Sadly, one of the latest changes is that our Irish friends have now officially left the mainland and are back in Ireland. At least they are just a RyanAir flight away. And why is he wearing that Holocaust victim/prisoner outfit? Nice enough to give us a few of their things before leaving. I'm afraid we did not take the costume.
Bye to the Irish...until next time
As always, there are more pictures of debauchery here.


~ cheryl said...

Loved this post - - we're looking forward to visiting Berlin again with you two as tour guides. Love your photo of the Memorial of the Murdered Jews - it is FANTASTIC!! Counting the days until we arrive.

Jan said...

Great pics...I love Berlin! Congrats on the new addition to your family--so cute! :-)

We're Back in Berlin Ja!

We're Back in Berlin Ja!
ebe & ian at Yak-toberfest 2008