Day 5 BerlinMay 16, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C
Slept in till just after 6 this morning. Take away coffee and grainy seedy roll with the last of the tomatoes and speck.
It was a rainy half hour walk to my new lodgings at Frederics Hackescher Mkt, then to the impressive Museum Island to Neues Museum for the gold filigree Berlin Hat, famous head of Nefertiti, Xanten bronze. Lunch choices abound round Hackescher Markt area, had excellent salad bowl at mexican Mishba.
Anne Frank Museum was down graffiti alley and excellent.
Spot of window shopping, coffee, then Pergammon Museum and Panorama. Islamic Art was impressive and crowded, saw the Ishtar Gate but the star was the market gate of Miletus. There was not much at Miletus, Turkey when i was there, now i know where the remains are. It is the largest piece ever reassembled. 60% is original and it took 6months in 1920s to assemble and it survived WW11 bombing.
Dinner in german cellar (sausages, sauerkraut (bacon flavoured), potatoes. Interesting chat to local from GDR. Stayed awake to 8pm!Read more