When you have over 4,000 photos you are bound to miss you a few….
As I was editing my photos from Greece I noticed a folder labeled “30_June_2015”, and sure enough it was photos from our last day in Berlin.
Dad (Happy Father’s Day!!!!) bought me a special ticket so that I could take photos INSIDE the palace, but let me tell you, I couldn’t get a non-blurry photo to save my soul. I probably took over a 100 photos and the following 6 PHOTOS are the only ones I could look at without thinking I had blurred vision.
I loved this room…
Especially that chandelier. My style tends to be modern with a little bit of country, but I swoon over a good chandelier.
Outside of Charlottenburg Palace there was a BEAUTIFUL lake and garden.
Next we visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
What is there to say?
The 2,711 concrete slabs, “stelae”, is homage to the almost 3 million Jewish Holocaust Victims listed in the underground information center. That is almost 1,100 beautiful, unique, souls per stelae. The memorial was designed by Peter Eisenman, not for symbolic significance, but to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, where as a whole the sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.
The memorial is stunning, in more ways than one, but the fact that there is a need for this memorial, a need to remember those who were lost to a genocide, is the real disgrace.
After a lot of walking, we ended out time in Berlin at an Italian restaurant, Ristorante Malatesta, with views of the Cathedral Neue Kirche. NOMZ. I got the pizza with seasonal mushrooms and black truffle pate. WHHHATTTT 😉
The photos may have been forgotten but I will never forget my time in Berlin !
Love always, Arianna the Wandering Pipette