And Finally ...
London Travel Blog› entry 9 of 9 › view all entries
October 12th, 2004 – by: londonstudent
Unlike the outward journey, the return leg was uneventful, and I arrived safely home late in the evening with only my photos and a little collection of ephemera to remind me of the trip. I had never thought of collecting all these bits and pieces (tickets, restaurant bills and so on) until one day, in the lift in the Coit Tower in San Francisco, I heard a mother say to her little daughter "Now, keep your ticket safely for your scrap-book". What a brilliant idea, I thought, tucking my ticket away in my wallet; and ever since I've made a point of collecting as much of this throw-away stuff as possible. It's been of great use in reconstructing events for this blog, particularly as most receipts nowadays come with a date and time stamp.
- Cafe Adler for atmosphere and traditional German food
- Gasthaus Herz for schnitzel
- Antiqua for Swabian cuisine
- TV Tower for views
- Park Sanssouci (Potsdam) for autumnal melancholy
- KaDeWe for potential bankruptcy
- East Side Gallery for a sense of what the Wall meant to Berliners
- Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church for the astonishing 'broken tooth' spire
- Reichstag Dome as a symbol of the new Germany
- Walk from Alex to the Brandenburg Gate, where there is something of interest every few yards
- The Nikolaiviertel, for picturesque old Berlin
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