I went on an excursion one weekend with Matt’s program to Potsdam, which is about 30 minutes away from Berlin’s center. We visited the Palace Sanssouci, the summer palace of Frederick the Great, a former King of Prussia.
The following weekend I traveled to Hamburg, which was a very expensive city and not one of the most impressive, in my opinion, but I still had a good time visiting the Miniatur Wunderland, a scale model exhibit of different countries, castles, and even an airport.
Potsdam: St. Nikolai Church
Potsdam also has a much less extravagant Brandenburg Gate
Spring is here!
Frederick built fake Roman ruins for his guests to look at in the distance.
Andy Warhol’s pop art of Frederick the Great
Hamburg along the Elbe
They even have a runway where the planes land and take off.
Las Vegas Strip and a space shuttle taking off in Cape Canaveral.
View over Hamburg from the top of St. Michaeliskirche. In the distance, you can see HafenCity, one of the largest construction sites in Europe. They are also constructing a new opera house.
Beatles Platz on the Reeperbahn, Hamburg’s red light district
botanical gardens border the western side of the city center
my coworkers from MODOMOTO. We got a new intern this month from India.
During the May Day (Labor Day) celebration, everyone turns out for a street party in Kreuzberg. Oranienplatz was most crowded spot with music tents and people lounging on the grass listening to Bob Marley and drinking a beer.