Remembering June 2010

26 Aug

This is getting serious now, namely our departure for Berlin. Just now I looked at all the photos we took in June 2010 while we were over there. There’s very good public transport in Berlin. We traveled by suburban train, bus, underground or tram.

A Berlin underground-train

and this is a Berlin tram

You can also travel by boat. Berlin has many, many water-ways.

On the right is a suburban train, on the left an inter-city train (Regional-Bahn)

Wall-Decoration at an underground train-station

Waiting for the underground, usually between two and three minutes!

Entrance to an underground station

Peter at Brandenburg Gate

Concert Hall at Gendarmen Markt

Peter at Gendarmen-Markt

Uta at Gendarmen-Markt

Still the Gendarmen-Markt

A sign for an a Italian Coffee Shop

Here we had some very good coffee.

Sculptures to remember the children who had to escape Berlin during WW II

Peter on balcony of holiday flat

Humboldt’s Home, may be open for visitors on a Monday

In 2010 we stayed in Berlin for about one month, and for one week we stayed at my brother’s place ca. 100 km north of Berlin. On our next trip we’re going to stay in Berlin for two months and also for one week at my brother’s place which is in a very secluded little hamlet surrounded by wonderful waterways and wooded areas. I hope I’ll be able to walk a lot. Peter is planning on doing some running.

Looking at photos from Berlin from 2010 brings back memories. I wonder how many pictures we’ll be able to shoot on our next trip! In about 15 days there may be some postings from Berlin. So stay tuned for this!

12 Responses to “Remembering June 2010”

  1. The Emu August 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    Great pics from 2010 and look forward to seeing your collection on your return
    The statue was particularly poignant
    Emu

    • auntyuta August 26, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

      Yes, I definitely am going to post a few new pictures about Berlin, Ian. In a way I am already looking forward to being back home again!

  2. Elisabeth August 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    Happy holidays, Uta. I look forward to more from Berlin.

    • auntyuta August 26, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

      Hi Elisabeth, I just read about your experiences with the French language during your stay in Paris. Our experience in Paris was that a lot of people understood quite a bit of English. But sometimes it was quite difficult to find the right word. When I misplaced my glasses, I asked them whether they had seen ‘les specs’.
      Peter and I still haven’t forgotten our German. So communication in Berlin is not going to be a problem. However we find that over 50 years or so the language seems to have changed a little bit. This is why our way of speaking German probably sounds a bit old fashioned to the locals.

  3. Kate Kresse August 27, 2012 at 4:28 am #

    love these photos! I am really looking forward to the photos and news of your next adventure there. We have been to Frankfort, Heidelberg(where I really believed folks would be walking around singing like in The Student Prince), Rottberg (I think I have that right) Stuttgard, Munich, a number of the castles….But never to Berlin—so I am traveling vicariously with you…and loving every minute.

    • auntyuta August 27, 2012 at 7:15 am #

      That’s great, Kate, yes please, come on a trip with me very soon! Only a few hours ago I traveled vicariously with The Emu to some ancient aboriginal sites. I tell you, this is quite mind boggling!

  4. giselzitrone August 28, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    Wunderschöne Bilder toll Grüsse lieb und wünsche eine gute Woche Grüss lieb Gislinde.

    • auntyuta August 28, 2012 at 7:02 am #

      In zehn Tagen treten wir unsere grosse Reise an. Dann werde ich bald neue Bilder von unserem Ferienort schicken. Thank you for commenting, dear Gislinde, Best wishes, Uta.

  5. Three Well Beings August 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    Your photos are lovely! I look forward to your posts from Berlin and hope you thoroughly enjoy your time with your family, too. Debra

    • auntyuta August 29, 2012 at 6:47 am #

      Thank you very much, Debra. Can’t believe it’s only a few more days to our departure!

  6. berlioz1935 September 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Your pictures refresh my memory and give me a foretaste of what is awaiting us at the same time.

    • auntyuta September 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

      I am sure we’ll be able to take many more pictures to remember another time in the old country. Won’t be long now. Start counting the hours!

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