On Sunday, Professor Vivian took everyone to Berlin, where a former student of
his, now living in the city, gave us a brief tour on the more popular parts.
Professor Vivian urged us to go back to Berlin to visit those places more fully;
I’ve already been planning to go back to Berlin because I have a friend who
Brief explanation: During the beginning of my junior year in high school, I hosted a
Berlin student, since a group of them came to experience American high school
and life. We’re still in contact, and we’re planning on seeing each other some
weekend while I’m here, only a train ride away!
Anyway, I saw some pretty cool things on my Berlin excursion. I have more pictures.
I love history, and did I see history.
Since I don’t want to leave Berlin on such a heavy note, here are some pictures of various things I saw while walking around:
- This is the Berlin TV Tower, which I captured in a black and white because my camera decided to switch to that setting. Anyway, the West gave the East some money to restore the churches after the war. So, naturally, the East, being disbelieving communists, built a TV tower with the money. Now, when the sun shines on it in a certain angle, you can see a cross, which some claim to be God’s way of getting back at the communists. Do you see the cross on the orb in my picture?
All in all, I enjoyed my day in Berlin. There was a lot of walking, but it was
worth it. I cannot wait to go back there.
On Tuesday, I biked thirteen miles to Wӧrlitz, a touristy town near Wittenberg.
There is an English garden that some princes built way back when. Everything
there is copied after another English garden, so the lake and ruins are fake.
It was a delightful day of walking around and climbing towers and going through
tunnels. The weather was a little rainy, especially in the morning, postponing
our biking, but the sun eventually shone.
Here are some pictures of my adventures there. However, Missie had my camera, and my
camera’s batteries died, so I only have a handful. If you want to see more of Wӧrlitz,
here’s a link for you: http://www.woerlitz-information.de/woerlitz-en/ho/index.php
That’s where my camera’s batteries die. But it was such a fun day!
Feel free to leave any comments you have about my trip thus far. Also, if you’re curious about something else of my experience in Europe, let me know. I’ll try writing about it in a blog post!
Tomorrow, I’m off to Weimar, so I’ll see you later!