Arrived yesterday, and have already done quite a lot. As I travel through the city, I’m reminded of some of my favourite Berlin things, and even if I don’t do them on this trip, I’m going to talk about them here anyway. This is what you see first if you arrive by train. I’m a sucker for train stations, so this place always makes me smile. And the Welcome to Berlin sign doesn’t hurt.
You’ll notice as I show you more photos that I’ve got a weakness for Art Deco and Jugendstil. Architecture, furniture, Paris Metro Stations…all of it. And in Berlin, there’s all of it, aside from the Paris Metro Stations, and in addition these water pumps.
Here are many more other photos of Berlin water pumps. Beautiful, right?
Then there are the castles. Most people would probably start with Schloß Sanssouci (it’s nearby in Potsdam), but I chose to go with Schloß Charlottenburg. I was nearby and decided to go for Baroque (bad puns don’t cost any extra hereabouts).
And a bit more about the palace that Sophie Charlotte had built you can find here.
Then I’ve included a few photos of the Gendarmenmarkt right near the centre of the city.