Saturday: Chores, then Berlin Wall

This is post #16 of our Dublin-Berlin trip, for Saturday, September 22, 2018 (part 1 of 2 parts). Self-explanatory. But this time, Dave came along to keep me company and he worked on revising his portions of the document they were working on. Afterwards, we walked up to the Bibimbap Stand, but because it was… Continue reading Saturday: Chores, then Berlin Wall

Patchwork, Tegel and Meeting Evelinde

This is post #15 of our Dublin-Berlin trip, for Friday, September 21, 2018. Today is Evelinde Day! Since I am an avid quilter and traveler, I like to combine the two when I can, so several weeks before I traveled to Berlin, I posted this query to Instagram: I had several responses, which led me… Continue reading Patchwork, Tegel and Meeting Evelinde

Eierschale-Dahlem: Dinner with the Scientists

This is post #14 of our Dublin-Berlin trip, continuing on from Thursday, September 20, 2018. I'd figured and re-figured the schedules to get to where the scientists were meeting for dinner, some distance away.  I had to walk to an entirely different subway station, with these scenes on the way. Gate of the train station. … Continue reading Eierschale-Dahlem: Dinner with the Scientists

Marienkirke, Hackescher Market and the Organ Recital

This is post #13 of our Dublin-Berlin trip, Thursday, September 20, 2018. Love the windows at the station, filled with leaves.  I was trying to get up to the Uniqlo opening at Alexanderplatz, but by the time I got there, all the "first 100 people in line" bags were given out, but the hoopla was… Continue reading Marienkirke, Hackescher Market and the Organ Recital

Alexanderplatz, Thimble Hunting, and the Berlin HauptBahnof

This is post #12 of our Dublin-Berlin trip, Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Lollygagging around in bed Taking a slower start  this morning, I heard this squeaky noise.  Dave had already gone and I was reading all the horrifying news about the Kavenaugh hearings from the US, when the room darkened. Somehow, somewhere, someone had flipped a… Continue reading Alexanderplatz, Thimble Hunting, and the Berlin HauptBahnof

Stack of Pillows and Kaiser Wilhem Memorial Church

This is post #11 of our Dublin-Berlin trip in September 2018. (Continued from this post, Tuesday, September 18th) I need to do a whole post about signs.  Just kidding, but seriously?  Wanna? This sign, right by our elevator, made me ask our hotel desk clerk about our "sleeping" room.  Apparently we'd paid an extra 15… Continue reading Stack of Pillows and Kaiser Wilhem Memorial Church

Frau Tulip, Hackescher Hof, and walking around in the Berlin Mitte

This is post #9 of our Dublin-Berlin trip in September 2018. When sitting in my house in California, planning this trip, I read lots of guidebooks, and they all emphasized the idea of "kiez" or neighborhoods, as apparently Berlin is less known for a tight list of "must-see" sights and more of, as Rick Steves'… Continue reading Frau Tulip, Hackescher Hof, and walking around in the Berlin Mitte

The Reichstag, Berlin’s Legislative Building

This is post #7 of our Dublin-Berlin trip in September 2018. The night of the Berlin Marathon, Sunday, September 16th, we visited the Dome atop the Reichstag, the building that contains the German Bundestag.  That legislative body is equivalent to our US House of Representatives.  The dome is built atop the main hall of the… Continue reading The Reichstag, Berlin’s Legislative Building