Wow, I can’t believe I am finished with my first month at MODOMOTO already! The time is flying by and I really enjoy working there. On the weekends, Matt and I had the chance to visit Dresden, attend a soccer game at the Olympia Stadium, and travel to Copenhagen. Check out the pics below for more:
Dresden’s Zwinger Palace
Fürstenzug/Procession of Princes: This mural depicts the rulers of Saxony from 1127 to 1904 (Dresden is the capital of Saxony). It is also the largest piece of porcelain artwork in the world.
Frauenkirche: This church was destroyed during the bombing of Dresden in WWII and was later rebuilt after the reunification of Germany.
The Elbe River separates Dresden’s old and new sections.
We found a replica of the Frauenkirche made completely of legos on the top floor of Karstadt, a German department store.
A few weekends ago, Matt and I went to lunch in Kreuzberg with an Elon alum living in Berlin. I didn’t know that anyone else from Elon was living in Berlin until she contacted me. It was nice to have a taste of home here and to hear advice on the best places to see in Berlin. We came across the random pile of books while searching for a restaurant.
Olympiastadion: This stadium was originally built for the 1936 Summer Olympics. Hitler held these Olympics for propaganda purposes, and these were actually the first games to have television and radio transmissions in 28 languages. (If you happened to see the movie Unbroken, this was also the stadium where Louis Zamperini raced and shook Hitler’s hand.)
the Olympic pool
We went to the stadium to see Berlin’s Hertha face Freiburg. Unfortunately, Hertha lost 0 – 2.
Nyhavn in Copenhagen
We saw the changing of the guards at the palace.
the Little Mermaid: one of Copenhagen’s trademark sights
We went up the Round Tower for an aerial view of the city and found this art exhibit halfway up.
view of Copenhagen from the Round Tower
The core of the tower is hollow so we got to step on the glass and look to the bottom, quite nerveracking
Church of Our Lady
Tivoli is an amusement park. Unfortunately, it isn’t open until April 1.
We stopped in Denmark’s National Museum to learn about Danish history and the vikings.
We had the chance to meet up with Emma Vo and Kenzie Conley who are Elon students studying abroad in Copenhagen.
Emma showed us this awesome food truck market with delicious options.
Christiania considers itself a free state inside of Copenhagen. It is very hippie-like and has a lot of weed dealers.
The rules of the district are only have fun, don’t run, and no photos.
Church of Our Savior in Christianshavn
The old stock market
view from the tower on top of the palace
Elias and Michael are on the Business Development team with me at MODOMOTO. We have spent some time at our warehouse this week and typically drink the best macchiatos during lunch break at this “exclusive” cafe.