A day in the life of the Museum

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Yea ok
It was our last day in Berlin and we relaxed and woke up leisurely. We headed out nd grabbed breakfast from a Christmas Market. First off it was fries. The lady hands su her fries with a dallop of ketchup on top and the first thing she does is to drop half her fries on the floor. Su makes a scene being all sad and unhappy and the nice nice lady doles out some more fries for Su who immediately perks up. Su needs her food. Fries and coffee is great but we wanted some more substence so we walked around some more and got more sausages in these tiny buns. Then I was all good and ready but Su wanted a waffle. It was hot and made right in front of you. Su gave me a few pieces and it was good but to me it was just a waffle.
Ohhh Su lost her fries. She cried and they gave her more!

We ditched the Christmas Market and walked on over to the Pergamon Museum. This is one of those contriveral museums. Back in the day they went all over and did all kinds of excavations. They found all kind of artifacts and then just took them home. Now the controversy is from the original countries feeling they should get what they consider to be theres back.
I'm not one to let a little controversy stop me. We headed in and dropped all our stuff off in a locker and then walked around. The first room is pretty incredible. It is from the city of Pergamon. Its walls are covered in ancient coverings and these a grand staircase. You can go right or left to check out more things.
The special exhibit while we were there was these painting. Grr. I cannot remember the name of the Exhibit but the paintings were very vivid.
In the Perganon Museum
I have pictures of some of them. The paintings were odd but we especially enjoyed them. We pent a lot of time looking at them.
There was also this Arab exhibit. It had tapestries and old glassware and anceint Korans. Still not a fan of that. We left that area peretty soon and then over to the other side. We seen the Ishtar Gate and many other cool things.
I found it to be a weird museum. Its not filled with just paintings. Its filled with statues and pottery and actual structures from old times. It was interesting but it just didn't seem like that greatest thing to me.

We left the museum and headed on our way. It was still pretty early and we were just walking when we went past the Berliner Dom. Just for the heck of it we got tickets and went inside.
It was very quiet and very pretty. I quickly sat down in a pew and then took pictures. Since my pictures weren't coming out extremely well in the light I took some video. I seen a yummy looking man walking around and I kind of followed him for a minute. The Dom itself is circular and walking along the outer edges you see coffins of prior clergy. There are in these grand golden coffins.
We followed the way around and popped out upstairs in a little alcove. Su adn I tried to take a picture. Instead of using a timer I used the 3 timer So it took a picture (I look crabby in it) then a picture of su as I am walking over to get the camera and then one more of Su with her arms up trying to make it stop. We were in a religious place afterall.
We skedattle and head up further.
More and more stairs brings you to the museum where you learn about the Dom and its reconstruction and all that went along with it. In fact it was originally made so that the head could have a place to bury his family and keep them for eternity. Going up even more stairs leads you to the outter ride of the Dom. You can walk around and look out in a couple of places. You are really high up and its kind of a trip to see.

Now you head back down all the stairs going even further down to the crypt. Now Su got a little freaked out and hurried on through. I stayed and looked through it and then was lost in a crypt. There were so many burials there. The coffins sit on top of the ground and there are baby ones for children who lived days or even just a few short years.
The atmosphere in that area is heavy.
I jammed on out and finally found Su. I was glad not to have ben too lost. I pounded a couple juices and then we headed off. Su had found a place she wanted to go for dinner so it was back to the metro to go one stop over. (which I then looked out and could see the Dom and we could have walked from there, who knew) We found the square we wanted and then we found the statue of St. George.
Now thoroughly hungry we look for a place to eat. We walk in and stand looking like idiots. The guy at the bar tells us theres no tble. They are booked. I thought he was being an ass but then he tells us we can eat at the bar and so we sit down and smoke and just talk about the day. We order our food and some drinks and relax. Finally at the end of the night Su pays and she overtips like mad. She did some figureing in her head and thought about tipping like how we would back home. The meal was about 55 Euros and she gave him  a 15 Euro tip. (something like that) He tried to give us change but Su figured we were straight. So then the guy comes over to us. Hands us both books of matches, postcards and chocolates. He really liked us then. The food was good and we were happy.
We headed back to the Metro and caught our last ride back out in the middle of nowhere to our hotel and backed up all our stuff. We had to be up and out early.
lauro says:
ill be back later! :D im hurrying to go to work!
Posted on: Mar 04, 2008
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Yea ok
Yea ok
Ohhh Su lost her fries. She cried …
Ohhh Su lost her fries. She cried…
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
Outside the Berliner Dom
Outside the Berliner Dom
Outside the Berliner Dom
Outside the Berliner Dom
Dont get between Su and her fries
Don't get between Su and her fries
Breakfast of Champions
Breakfast of Champions
Hey whered the tower go??
Hey where'd the tower go??
Mmmm breakfast
Mmmm breakfast
Outside the Berliner Dom
Outside the Berliner Dom
I swear Im wearing a travbuddy sh…
I swear I'm wearing a travbuddy s…
Trying to show off my travbuddy sw…
Trying to show off my travbuddy s…
Outside the Berliner Dom
Outside the Berliner Dom
Outside the Berliner Dom
Outside the Berliner Dom
I wanted to sit on his lap
I wanted to sit on his lap
Outside the Berliner Dom
Outside the Berliner Dom
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
In the Perganon Museum
This was really really tall!
This was really really tall!
At night
At night
Looking through at the coffin
Looking through at the coffin
Theres a dead dude in there
Theres a dead dude in there
A grim reaper
A grim reaper
Looking into the Dom
Looking into the Dom
The Emperors Staircase
The Emperors Staircase
3 flash
3 flash
1st flash and my crabby face
1st flash and my crabby face
2nd flash
2nd flash
Looking up in the Dom
Looking up in the Dom
Crying angels
Crying angels
Ohh eerie!
Ohh eerie!
We found it!!
We found it!!
Somewhere in here is St George.
Somewhere in here is St George.
St. George and the Dragon
St. George and the Dragon
Up in the top area of the Dom
Up in the top area of the Dom
Looking out on the world
Looking out on the world
Ohh the valiant St. George
Ohh the valiant St. George
Su with a case of hat hair
Su with a case of hat hair
My blister on  my baby toe
My blister on my baby toe
The wound on my ankle
The wound on my ankle
Su is pumping some water. Like squ…
Su is pumping some water. Like sq…
Wheres my happy face?
Wheres my happy face?
Wheres Sus happy face?
Wheres Su's happy face?
Ohh yummy food. Potato and Bacon s…
Ohh yummy food. Potato and Bacon …
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
Berlin
photo by: CFD