Monday, September 29, 2014

One more look....

Greetings! It has been awhile, but I am still here...

 Today I would like to share with you pictures of our weekend outing to the "big city" (we live only 20 minutes by car away from downtown Berlin). That´s right only 20 mintues by car and yet we seldom take the time to go into the city...well unless we have guests than we are all over the city showing them the hightlights and soaking in the history. WELL, we had another reason to go into the city this past Saturday. The Pergamon Museum closed its main attraction this past Sunday. They are doing extensive renovations to the museum and so the main attraction---the Altar has to be closed for the next FIVE years. My unborn great nephew Jacob  will be entering 1st grade before they are done with the renovations. Wrap your brain around that one. Now mind you, we have had all year to go to the museum, but typical for us we waited till the last minute. OUr fist last minute attempt was on Wednesday afternoon......(that is a long story that I will save for another day) Our second attempt was Saturday morning! We left the car at home, took our bikes and off we went. We also took advantage of public transport. Getting up at the crack of dawn was soo worth it. First of all the Pergamon is an amazing place and secondly no line. We still had to wait about 30 minutes before the museum opened, but with the help of coffee and smart phones we  along with the other 8 people survived.

So sit back and enjoy the pictures..... if you want the history info too, well you know where to go!

The Alex....still in the fog it was that early in the morning.

The Dom

Ischtar Tor

Markttor von Milet

Ready to move..... what a job packing up a museum

Pergamon Altar

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