Friday, April 23, 2010

Berlin Day 4

We decided that today (our 18th anniversary)we would begin by taking the view from the top-the double decker, the 100 and 200 buses. In this way we could see more of Berlin. It's way more huge than we could have ever imagined. More time and research needed. Laula-HELP!
 crazy fascade on building-looks like letters

We stopped at the Potsdamer Platz, a platz full of outrageous architecture. This interior of the Sony plaza by Helmut Jahn,has a wild dome and fountains. I'm platzing-are you?

The Philharmonie-by Hans Sharoun-close by, with it's golden metal fascade.

Then on to the Neue Nationalgalerie -a Mies van der Rohe wonder of a building. There are no words for the collection here. From Modigliani to Jawlensky, Klee, Kandinsky,Otto Dix, Oskar Kokoshka, Lazlo Mololy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, Edvard Munch, and a new one for me, Curt Querner, and on and on beyond belief. The richness of the treasures housed in this gorgeous edifice boggle the mind.

Curt Querner

On our way to see the Neffertiti exhibit, from the bus I spied the door to the Deutche Guggenheim was OPEN. We got off the bus, and walked back, but alas-still closed! Nice try.

We impulsively bought tickets for tonite's Comic Opera-The Marriage of Figaro.
 This is for you, Phil and Megan!
And for you, Desmond-a giant giraffe out of Leggos!

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