Speechless in Berlin

Posted on October 20, 2011

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I have been trying to verbalize the way I felt about Berlin since I left, and after a month and a half of trying to find the words, I’ve come to the conclusion that I simply cannot. I stayed from September 7th to September 9th, with Maria’s awesome friend Levke (thanks again to both of you). Berlin was absolutely amazing, which is an understatement, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

First Impression of Berlin

Gendarme Platz

Checkpoint Charlie

Section of The Wall near the Topography of Terror

Potsdamer Platz

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of WWII

Reichstag (Still bitter I couldn’t go in…)

Neue Wache (Memorial to the Unknown Soldiers, very powerful)

My favorites from the East Side Gallery, or standing section of the Berlin Wall that is now an outdoor art exhibit.

Halfway down the large East Side Gallery

Massive Mural south east of the East Side Gallery

I started this blog as a way to share so many awesome experiences I have had, and more often than not, they are experiences I have had alone. Berlin was the only city I visited almost entirely alone on this trip, and the minimal amount of words that go along with the post is very fitting. I remember Berlin being overwhelmingly visually stimulating, and yet very quiet and peaceful. Perhaps you can someday go to Berlin and find the peace of mind and the mental peace that I found there.

I only have one post left from my trip to Europe, so I hope you have enjoyed the parts of the journey I have chosen to share. It was a fantastic month, and very nice to visit so many great friends and places, new and old. I still hope I was not too much of a burden, and to see you all again soon!

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Posted in: Backpacking, Germany