Germany, Day 22: We Could Be Heroes

Well, it’s been almost 6 months since we came back from Germany and the reason I didn’t post our last day was because I had run out of gigs for photos on this blog server and had to buy more!  I finally bit the bullet and decided to do it, so here, finally is our last day in Germany, spent on Museum Island at both the Pergamon Museum and the Neues Museum followed by riverside pizza lunch…

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…then I creeped on THE most beautiful bride I’d ever seen…seriously, everything was perfection…

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Then we spent the afternoon at the East Side Gallery, the famous stretch of Berlin wall that is now covered in street art.  East Berlin definitely had a different vibe than the east side, a little younger, edgier and hipper.

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After walking the length the Gallery, we hopped on the S-bahn and headed back towards the Brandenburg Gate for one last look and to spend some time in the emotional and sobering Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.  The memorial is rows of rectangular concrete slabs set on uneven ground.  The number of slabs isn’t representative of anything, but when you walk into the middle of the memorial, the city around you disappears and you’re surrounded only by what looks like coffins.

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After paying our respects we got back on the S-bahn and headed back to the Charlottenburg neighbourhood for dinner and sleep.

 

 

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