Summer holiday photo album time. Hopefully this won’t depress you as its now all cold and rainy…
Whilst in Germany this summer, I took 864 photos so I won’t be showing you all of them in one go, but over the next few weeks I’ll give you little snippets of my German adventures.
Now if you’re wondering about the title I shall explain a little. In Berlin, where we went for 3 days at the beginning of the holiday, they have loads of bear statues everywhere painted in loads of different designs by different people. So whilst we were there I made my dad take a picture of me in front of each one we saw, here are just a few:
The rubber duck part you will have to wait until next time to hear about though…ooo the suspense.
So pre-getting-on-the-plane-and-actually-going-on-holiday, we took a little trip to Starbucks at the motorway services. Now you would think, in an English-speaking country, when you tell them your name is Katie they wouldn’t put a completely different name on your cup would you? Well in fact Katie sometimes sounds like Tracy apparently and so began a whole week of misspelled Starbucks cups as you will soon see.
So once we arrived in Germany and settled into the hotel we went out for an evening meal then got an early night for the busy few days ahead of us.
After a lovely breakfast in an overly extravagant dining room we headed out for a day of sightseeing. We visited the Brandenburg Gate and The Holocaust Memorial which is just around the corner. Although with an important and sombre meaning, the memorial also an amazing sight in itself. It covers 19,000 square metres and contains 2,711 concrete blocks.
We then headed for our first German Starbucks where they managed to spell my name better than they had in England by only missing out 1 letter.
We then continued to revisit some of the places we’d been last time we were in Berlin to get our bearings back, and went to the Sony Centre.
It’s not got a lot of things of interest there other than some shops, but it has an amazing roof that you can see for miles out of the city so I thought I’d share it with you:
After some more visiting we went back to the hotel room to get changed for a meal out and then to a lovely little restaurant 5 minutes walk away.
SCIENCE MUSEUM TIME!
Although this may not sound like the most exciting thing to be doing, it was actually incredibly interesting. There were windmills and all sorts…
I don’t want to overload you with the excitement, so I’ll be doing another Germany post soon (yay) so check back next Friday.
Also, I just realised how many times I said Germany and Holiday in that. If you were wondering, I counted: