I must admit, I previously thought that Berlin would be far to new for my taste. With the entire city in ruins after WOII and huge office blocks stamped out of the ground, I thought that it wouldn't have something special, just be a city with no identity. But I couldn't be more wrong! It was beautiful. The ancient landmarks were restored but also with a a good mix of current architecture and art. The combination was grand! Here some images from my journal.
This time I used a lot of info from Wikipedia in my journal, which gave it quite some unity through the pages.
The old walls that cut through the city have also become some kind of art expression.
This time I also made prints from the internet with the old situation during WOII.
This is one of many fancy art galleries, which made the mix of the old and the new so great.
Although you see rows and rows of people waiting to see the brandenburger tor, I wouldn't advise it on a cold winters day if your goal is to warm up for a bit. After hours of waiting to enter the building, you are brought up with an elevator to the dome, where you find that although there is glass, this is not shut, so the cold weather seeps right in.
The old situation, compared with the new.
If you ever go to Berlin, don't pass the DDR museum without entering, I is really interesting.
Checkpoint Charley was really fascinating.
The remains of the Berlin wall are really crumbling after so many years. Especially because the concrete used was of inferior quality.
Hi, I'm Bregtje. Here you can find me with my head between piles of paper, sticking stuff in arty albums and brushing away with paint. But I also can be found with my head in a newly home made cupboard or above the kitchen stove or even up side down in the garden! And now I'm developing a new hobby to add to my ever growing project list: blogging about it all! Please find my Garden blog, Kitchen blog, Homemaking blog and Art blog here!