Brother John, this one is especially for you!
This was taken at a bit after midday with clear blue skies and 10oC.
Unseasonal weather for Berlin – just as we had in Paris. Seems our friends in New Jersey are getting all the cold and snow.
Here are some photos from our afternoon stroll (about 10km) from our hotel in the old East Berlin near the Hauptbahnhof, east to what seemed like an Italian area with lots of pizza places, down Friedrichstrasse past the shops to Unter den Linden where we could see the Brandenburg Gate, through the Platz der Republik and back to the Hauptbahnhof.
|Brandenburg Tor (Gate)|
|We think this is the Reichstag - people were queueing up to get tickets|
to walk up to the dome, and then queueing up again to get in the door!
|side view of the Bundestag - a contrast between he pretty glittering|
Christmas tree and the knotted metal sculpture
|Not sure what this is - have to investigate tomorrow|