Friday, June 06, 2008

arriving in Berlin

We had a good day of museums for our first full day in Berlin today, with lunch at a kebab stand. I’m amazed by how differently the Germans arrange their museums, much more thematically rather than historically. In the Greek collection there was a room of statues of men and then a room of statues of women. I find I’m not good at looking at things without a camera, so here is a picture of an object that caught my eye.

Our apartment is very satisfactory. Huge—three bedrooms and a living room and an eat-in kitchen. Right off a square called Gendarmenmarket which has two churches and a concert hall—walking distance to the museum island and the German history museum and several others. There is a supermarket four blocks away and we made our own supper last night and tonight. It seemed to me less stressful than dealing with a restaurant when we are tired.

1 comment:

Joann said...

I was just thinking recently that with all your great adventures, your kids have probably been to almost all the continents! What an extrordinary thing! I was in my 40's before I could leave the US (beyond Canada or Mexico).

I'd like to think that someday I'll get to Germany to see where my father's family came from. The times and the heritage made for some interesting people in my family!

I hope you all have a grand time. Sounds like it's interesting. The picture is certainly confusing!