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Berlin, Germany - 13th May 2011

By: Apperveilchen

Our host had to go on a short business trip to Berlin and took us along.
Potsdamer Platz:
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This is mainly the Sony center, it has a roof but is open at the sides and it's a nice place to sit and have a drink and/or watch independet movies when it isn't as crowded as it is these days.
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Berlin Wall
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Alexander Platz with tv tower and the red townhall
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The flag in top is the flag of Berlin. The black thing in the middle is actually the Berlin baer.


Holocaust memorial:
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There are supposed to be 60x 6000 biographies generated per year for the name-hall to commemorate all the murdered victims, but it's still a work in process.

Brandenburger Tor
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Reichstag: A lot of people are waiting to get inside, esp the visit the modern glass dome witht he funny winding staircase. From there one supposedly has a great view over the city. We didn'T have the time to visit, though.
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The chancellor's office close to the Reichstag:
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Altes (old) Museum, we will visit here more closely tomorrow. On the museum island there are 5 museums: the old museum (showing classical archeology etc.), the new museum (showing the Nofrete head among other things in the Eygptian collection, Bronze Age, Troy, Neanderthal etc.), the Pergamon museum (showing islamic art, middle east and caucasian archoelogical finds), the old national gallery and the Bode museum (showing textiles, coins, medals, sculptures etc. in an authentic context is possible). As an example for the development of museums over the ages, the museum island is a UNESCO WHS.
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Berlin cathedral, also on the island
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* Posted May 18, 2011, 7:30 pm Last edited May 22, 2011, 4:31 pm by Apperveilchen [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Berlin, Germany - 14th May 2011

By: Apperveilchen

Zoo
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flea market close to museum island and the Bode museum:
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We had a hard choice: there was only little time to visit one museum. I had to miss the Nofretete at the new museum to see to highlights of teh Pergamon museum:
Pergamon altar
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"the rescued gods of Tell Halaf"
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market gate
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Ishtar gate
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* Posted May 18, 2011, 7:34 pm Last edited May 18, 2011, 7:49 pm by Apperveilchen [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Hamburg, Germany - 15th May 2011

By: Apperveilchen

FromBerlin we actually went to Hamburg, a big port in the north of Germany. But we had "Schietwetter" (bad weather), except for some pockets of sun on the first afternoon and evening.
We visited the fish market and got very wet but eventually were able to take out the camera and take some photos.

The Rickmer Rickmers, now a museum ship about trade in the 16th/17th century.
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The fireship used to be a lighthouse out on the water, now it's a cafe/bar in the harbor and you can even stay overnight in soem of the cabins.
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(Sorry about the pic, the wide angle lens was new and originally posed some problems finding the right exposition seetings in the very changing light of the harbour.)

St. Michaelis church, or Michel for short:
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Art museum:
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Hamburg is located along two great rivers: the Elbe and the Alster. Here we are near the Alster.
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And at the Binnenalster (in terms of inland water):
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The town hall
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and arcades nearby:
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The swans have to be caught and transported to winter quaters when it gets real cold.

Speicherstadt in the evening light:
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The Hamburg Dungeons:
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A retro coffee shop:
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The Stage Academy is located here:
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small harbor at the Speicherstadt with very cool apartment buildings
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The new philharmonic orchestra house will look somewhat like a wave.
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* Posted May 22, 2011, 8:41 am Last edited May 22, 2011, 9:11 am by Apperveilchen [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Lake Baldeney, Germany - 2nd June 2011

By: Apperveilchen

Today we are having great weather and a chance to enjoy it near the lake. Unfortunately many other people had the same idea and we have to wait for a table at the restaurant. But once we got one we could watch the sailboats on and the" Zeppelin" above Lake Baldeney and we had a nice lunch.

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Düsseldorf, Germany - 16th October 2011

By: Apperveilchen

I am helping to sew little pockets made from colorful Christmassy fabric for an advent calendar. We are making 24 pockets to count down the days from December 1st to Christmas Eve.

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Düsseldorf, Germany - 22nd October 2011

By: Apperveilchen

My host and I made dinner today so I could learn someting new:
We put some tomatoes in hot water to then peel them and cut them into pieces to put into a pie form. For the pie we made a dough of water eggs and flour. The filling was made out of eggs, tomatoes concentrate and herbs and seasoning. While it baked in the oven we cleaned and cut brussel sprouts and potatoes to steam them. Then we mushed up dried tomaties, fresh basil and seasnings with a mixer and filled chicken breat filets with the mix and steamed those, too. Added to that was a sauce of Gorgonzola. It tasted good!

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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria - 28th November 2011

By: Apperveilchen

Yesterday we got on a plane and landed on this pretty dry looking volcanic island: Gran Canaria. Today I am just checking out the surroundings. These are the dunes of Maspalomas:

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Mogan, Gran Canaria - 2nd December 2011

By: Apperveilchen

Today we visited the port of Mogan. The area around the port has been rebuilt in the traditional style and is quite pretty to look at. A yellow submarine offers tours for tourists and glass bottom ferries run to other ports in the south of the island.

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Galdar, Gran Canaria - 5th December 2011

By: Apperveilchen

Galdar was the capital of the Guanches at one time. We actually came to visit the Cueva Pintada, a cave with geometric rock drawing,s and the archeological park. Unfortunately, contrary to the information in the guide book, it was closed. So we wandered around the historic city and watched people prepare for the festivities of a holiday tomorrow: the Day of the Constitution. We found a great "dragontree" in a courtyard.

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Faro Sardina, Gran Canaria - 5th December 2011

By: Apperveilchen

We are at a lighthouse at the very northwestern point of the island. The Atlantic Ocean crashing against the rocks is awesome. 

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Valle de Agaete, Gran Canaria - 5th December 2011

By: Apperveilchen

After a stop at the harbor of Sardina for lunch we drove on to the Valle de Agaete, one of the greenest and supposedly prettiest valleys of Gran Canaria. The narrow dead-end road leads along the northern slope and unfortunately there was no place to stop where one could really see or photograph along the valley.

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West Coast, Gran Canaria - 5th December 2011

By: Apperveilchen

To complete your trip aournd the eges of the island we took the often narrow winding road along the west coast back to the south. The views could be spectacular, but unfortunately the tour wasn't anything for a weak stomach. Are toyvoyagers supposed to suffer from travel-sickness?

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Barranco de Guayadque, Gran Canaria - 6th December 2011

By: Apperveilchen

This is a holiday in Spain: the day of the constitution.
Lot's of people are having picnics in the mountains or going out to hike or just for a meal at a restaurant. The Barranco de Guayadque is a favourite place for all of this apparently. This valley is mainly known for all the cave dweelings, real cave villages and hotels and restaurants that are still in use.

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* Posted Feb 4, 2012, 3:05 pm Last edited Feb 9, 2012, 5:59 pm by Apperveilchen [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ingenio, Gran Canaria - 6th December 2011

By: Apperveilchen

Next, we took the serpentine road via Ingenio to Tejeda.
We passed volcanis craters, pine forests and small towns and finally ascended to a level over the blanket of clouds. The road isn't in agood condition in all places and it helps to have a good stomach and a good car.

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Tejeda, Gran Canaria - 6th December 2011

By: Apperveilchen

This is the town of Tejeda. You can see Roque Nublo in the background. This area has lots of almond trees, I collected some from around the trees and cracked the shells with a stone. There are many specialies involving almonds here: cake, ice-cream, bienmesabe and a dulce that can be added to other things or eaten on bread. It's very good!

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* Posted Feb 4, 2012, 3:48 pm Last edited Feb 4, 2012, 3:50 pm by Apperveilchen [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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