Saturday/ leaving Berlin

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My angry Tyrannosaurs Rex, that I had just purchased at the toy dept of Galleria Kaufhof, refused to be stuffed into the suitcase .. and ended up being hand-carried onto the airplane.

I am staying overnight in Frankfurt before my trip back to Seattle.  I packed in one last walk and a shopping spree at the Galleria Kaufhof (nothing too expensive, just a few items), and squashed everything into my carry-on bag.   Marriott allows me to check out late, and so I did, at 1.59 pm (I was to check-out by 2 pm).   It’s not so easy to get from the hotel to Tegel Airport with public transportation, but I did it anyway.  It’s ride a U-bahn ride on the U2, step over the the U12, and get out at Zoologischer Garten.  From there, there is an express bus to the airport – except it was a little late today (so even in Germany buses run late sometimes).  I had plenty of time at the airport, though.

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The scene at Tegel Airport today.
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This building is the Berliner Philharmonie .. I see from on-line pictures I should have walked all around it, to the main entrance – but hey, it looks very interesting from all sides.
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The building at another angle.
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As I looked down Hardenbergstrasse, I immediately recognized the damaged church building of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, never rebuilt after WWII, as a reminder of the war. I will have to go look at it closely next time !

 

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Here is the damaged church building after World War II.

 

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