18 April 2011
Here are some miscellaneous photos from wandering around the Mitte area in Berlin.
The red brick building below is called the Rotes Rathaus, or Red City Hall.
Fernsehturm (TV Tower) seemed like it followed me everywhere because it's so tall that it is visible from all parts of Berlin. It was always sneaking up from behind buildings...
From here it's possible to see the golden dome of the Neue Synagoge (New Synagogue). I didn't get to visit it on this trip, but I hope to see it next time.
Friedrichswerder Kirche. Due to a NATO conference this week, many areas were sealed off to the public, and the area around the church was one of these. Another place to put on my list for next trip.
We walked down Unter Den Linden, the street that runs from downtown to the Brandenburger Tor. It used to be the district where the wealthy lived and was the street on which to promenade and "be seen".
The Potsdamer Platz area, which was bombed heavily during the war and later rebuilt in more modern styles. What a contrast.