Last week Dee had to go off to Berlin for “Work”. Now, there was no way I could let her go all the way to Berlin on her lonesome. So I booked flights and headed off with her. For the first couple of days we stayed on the outskirts of the city in an area called Dahlem which is a lovely and peaceful little area. It’s home to the main campus of The Free University of Berlin so we thought there would be much more of a buzz about the place but really it’s so, so quiet! When I took a little walk on the Friday afternoon to get a few photos of the surrounding area, aside from thinking how utterly cold it was, I just remember thinking how quiet it is. I would later realize that this is just the same no matter where you go. For example, in Dublin as you walk around there is a definite sound to the city. In Berlin there is a definite hush both Dee and I really noticed this.
On the Saturday we made a move into the city centre where we had a hotel booked that was right across from the Zoo and the Tiergarten. A day of sigh seeing beckoned! Or so we thought. I received a call from my brother who got word that I was in Berlin and phoned to say that he was too! A pure chance occurrence. We had to meet obviously and our day of sightseeing was somewhat cancelled. Still, we managed to take in the TV Tower which gives great view across the city, The Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorialand on the Sunday we managed a quick walk around the Tiergarden which was utterly beautiful with it’s fresh sprinkling of snow.