A quick jaunt through, IMHO, one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. The Tiergarten in the middle of Berlin.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Ta da! Mayda3000 has upgraded and now can offer you high quality mpeg videos, thanks to the new Panasonic that came into my life. So, it's back on the bike. This time from Kreuzberg up to Alexanderplatz. Enjoy the ride and music.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
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Tuesday, August 16, 2005
The dreamy, neo-Baroque "Fairy Tale" fountain in Volkspark Friedrichshain. The statues around the fountain are images from Grimm's fairy tales, such as the Seven Dwarves and Little Red Riding Hood. One of the most beautiful park entrances in Berlin.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
The Red Town Hall on Rathausstraße in Mitte is the town hall of Berlin. It is the home to the governing mayor and the provincial government of the town and state Berlin. The name of the landmark building dates from the facade design with red clinker bricks .
The town hall was built between 1861 and 1869 in the style of the north Italian High Renaissance by Hermann Friedrich Wäsemann. The architecture of the tower is reminiscent of the cathedral's tower of Laon in France. It replaced more, partial buildings dating from the Middle Ages by a whole street block. Since its completion, it serves as a city hall. During the Cold War and after its reconstruction during the 1950s, it served only as the town hall of East Berlin, while the Rathaus Schöneberg was domicile of the West Berlin senate. After the German reunification, the unified administration of Berlin officially moved back in 1991. (Thanks to Wikipedia for the description.)