We are back from our belated Christmas trip to the German capital to see our daughter. Spring in Berlin? If only. It was definitely a case of “You should have been here last week”. Mostly cold, grey and windy, never mind, we enjoyed ourselves despite our taxi not turning up at Brandenburg airport or the hotel restaurant not being open the night it poured with rain and gale force winds.
There’s a bit of a central focal point to these shots, see if you can spot it!
The statue on the right is a representation of a famous photograph taken in 1961 by Peter Leibing. The young East German border guard was 19 year old Konrad Schumann escaping to the west during construction of the infamous Berlin Wall.
The water tower is Berlin’s oldest. It was constructed in 1877 and used until 1952. In the 1930’s it had a much darker use. Today the grounds are a play area.
The light was a bit gloomy when taking these shots but I will do a couple more posts with a whiff of spring from other places we visited. Did you spot the recurring building? The Fernsehturm, not difficult to miss this icon of the Berlin skyline!