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Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany - 26th March 2011

By: BlackCat

Hey,

Three updates are still waiting for you, until our holidays in Berlin are over. This is one of the three last updates. Our feet were already hurting, as we walked so much already, but there were still things on the list to see. So we followed Fabi wherever she went and finally arrived at a place called Gendarmenmarkt. Now, let us look what wikipedia says for it.

The Gendarmenmarkt is a square in Berlin, and the site of the Konzerthaus and the French and German Cathedrals. The centre of the Gendarmenmarkt is crowned by a statue of Germany's poet Friedrich Schiller. The square was created by Johann Arnold Nering at the end of the seventeenth century as the Linden-Markt and reconstructed by Georg Christian Ungerin 1773. The Gendarmenmarkt is named after the cuirassier regiment Gens d'Armes, which was deployed at this square until 1773.
During World War II most of the buildings were badly damaged or destroyed. Today all the buildings are restored to their former state.

So, now let’s see the first pictures of the French Cathedral.

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The French Cathedral is the colloquial name for the French Church of Friedrichstadt in Berlin. The first part was built 1701 to 1705 for the Huguenot (Calvinist) community. The domed tower is technically no part of the church, there is no access between church and tower, because both buildings have different proprietors. The church is not a cathedral in the strict sense of the word because it has never been the seat of a bishop.

After that, we saw the German cathedral.

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The German cathedral is the colloquial name for the New Church (German: Neue Kirche) located in Berlin. In 1701-1708 Giovanni Simonetti built the first church after a design of Martin Grünberg.

Then we saw the concert hall.

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The Konzerthaus Berlin (once called the Schauspielhaus Berlin) is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt square in the central Mitte district of Berlin. Since 1994 it has been the seat of the German orchestra Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Acoustically, the hall is considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world for music and/or opera

And the last thing to see on the Gendarmenmarkt is the Fountain with Schiller in front of the concert hall.

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What a great photo place the Gendarmenmarkt is, isn’t it?

Love,
Herlinde

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Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany - 26th March 2011

By: BlackCat

Hey,

It was already getting dark when we decided to make a visit at Charlottenburg Palace. It wasn’t that far from our hotel, so we were there pretty fast.

Fabi didn’t find any informations about the Palace near the Palace, so let us take a look at the text from wikipedia again.

Charlottenburg Palace (German: Schloss Charlottenburg) is the largest palace in Berlin[1] and the only royal residency in the city dating back to the time of the Hohenzollern family.[2] It is located in the Charlottenburg district of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf burough.
The palace was built at the end of the 17th century and was greatly expanded during the 18th century. It includes much exotic internal decoration in baroque and rococo styles. A large formal garden surrounded by woodland was constructed behind the palace. In the grounds of the palace various buildings were erected, including a belvedere, a mausoleum, a theatre and a pavilion. During the Second World War the palace was badly damaged but has since been reconstructed. The palace, its gardens and the buildings in the grounds are major visitor attractions.

Unfortunately the gardens are closed in the evening, so we weren’t able to take a look at it. But we saw the castle itself. Take a look at the photos we made there.

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After that we went back to the hotel where we will make our last update for our Berlin holidays.

Love,
Herlinde

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Berlin, Germany - 26th March 2011

By: BlackCat

Hey,

So this is the last update for our Berlin holidays. Fabi bought some souvenirs today which she wanted to share with you. You know in Berlin they have a Ritter Sport chocolate shop. Fabi was in there and got all crazy. She bought a 2kg “surprise” bag with a mix of chocolate inside. And now we want to share with you what was inside the 2kg bag.

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And no: She doesn’t keep it all for herself. Some of the chocolate will be send away to friends and others will be eaten by her brother or her boyfriend. So she won’t eat 2kg of chocolate all alone.

So that was our Berlin holidays. I hope you like the pictures and enjoyed it as much as I did.

Love,
Herlinde

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Essen, Germany - 6th April 2011

By: BlackCat

Hey :),

today we had a short walk at Zollverein. Just a short one as Fabi had to visit the shops only. But we made some photos to show you.
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You can see the tower of the coal mine and the big wheel of the coking plant. Isn’t it nice?

Love,
Herlinde

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Essen, Germany - 7th April 2011

By: BlackCat

Hey out there,

today we made a short stop at the Lake Baldeney. We had a short walk there and made some photos for you, which I want to share with you today.

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It was really nice. But after the walk we were all really tired and went to bed early.

Love,
Herlinde

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Essen, Germany - 10th April 2011

By: BlackCat

Hey,

today we had a short walk through the fields near the shopping centre, where Fabi normally buys her food and such. She thought that the sunshine was so nice, so she went out with us and had a short walk there. We even made some photos for showing you.

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Love,
Herlinde

* Posted May 4, 2011, 11:04 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Duisburg, Germany - 17th April 2011

By: BlackCat

Hello everybody,

sorry for the late updates. Fabi isn't really in the mood for writing updates at the moment. But now we want to show you at least the photos of our trips. Maybe she will add more text to it later!

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Love,
Herlinde

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Duisburg, Germany - 23rd April 2011

By: BlackCat

Hello everybody,

while having a walk we found this coal-fired power station. After the things that happened in Japan, we were really scared. But BlackCat said that this isn’t as dangerous as the nuclear power station in Japan.

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Love,
Herlinde

* Posted Jun 21, 2011, 4:29 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Hattingen, Germany - 5th May 2011

By: BlackCat

Hey,

today we visited Hattingen with BlackCat. She showed us some really nice houses and such. But see yourself:

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Love,
Herlinde

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Essen, Germany - 18th May 2011

By: BlackCat

Hey,

today we had a walk at the river Ruhr.

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The weather was really nice and I loved our walk.

Lots of Love,
Herlinde

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Gelsenkirchen, Germany - 23rd May 2011

By: BlackCat

Hey out there,

Today we visited Gelsenkirchen. It has a reason. Last weekend FC Schalke 04, the favourite soccer club of BlackCat and her boyfriend, won the DFB cup. We all watched the game and were so happy. So today we wanted to visit some places that are important for the FC Schalke 04, and so we did. Look at the pictures.

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This is right next to the so called "Kampfbahn" - the place where the story of FC Schalke 04 started. There is still a soccer field, but it is just used by the little players of Schalke now.

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The fanshop has a lot of nice stuff to buy.

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That's the headquarter.

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They even have cars with their emblem on it.

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A fountain in front of the headquarter.

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And finally we even saw the stadion: The VELTINS Arena.
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Lots of love,
Herlinde

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Essen, Germany - 21st June 2011

By: BlackCat

Hey,

Today we said Goodbye to Landroval, who will fly to a new place now. We were all really sad, as you can see on the photos. Goodbye Landroval! Have a nice travel!

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Love,
Herlinde

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Essen, Germany - 22nd June 2011

By: BlackCat

Hello everyone,

today we made a walk through the part of the city where BlackCat is living. It is called "Kray". First we saw the town hall of Kray:

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And then we went to the former coal mine Bonifacius.

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It was a really nice walk :)! Hope we will see some nice places again soon!

Love,
Herlinde

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Gelsenkirchen, Germany - 23rd June 2011

By: BlackCat

Hey mummy,

today we visited a part of the former coal mine Consolidation. The part is called Oberschuir. It has really nice old houses and looks so totally different to the former coal mines BlackCat visited until now. Only the tower is the same kind. But see yourself!

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There were houses next to it which were a part of the coal mine some years ago as well.

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"Glück auf" - the pitman greeting.

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Really nice there, or? We loved it a lot.

Love,
Herlinde

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Gelsenkirchen, Germany - 23rd June 2011

By: BlackCat

Hey :),

after the visit at the former coal mine, BlackCat wanted to see something she likes. So we went to castle Berge in Gelsenkirchen.
We didn't went inside, but we visited a part of the garden and decided to come back when it is not so late (it was past 9pm already when we walked there). So, have fun looking at the pictures.

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That's lake Berger. It is just across the street from castle Berge.

Love,
Herlinde

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