It snowed and it snowed and it snowed!
Monday, December 24, 2012
We took a tube out to see the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery on the Saturday.
The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery is a 1.3km-long section of the wall near the center of Berlin. Approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world cover this memorial for freedom and make it the largest open air gallery in the world.
It's strange to think that 25 years ago Germany was split in two, the East and the West.
Some of the pictures were political, some were simply just cool!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Oh dear I'm a bit late with this post, sometimes life gets in the way!
Anyhoo here are a few pictures of the markets, we went to a few...
In the day the handmade market looks like this!
This is some pancake thing with cherries, it has a cool name that I can't recall right now!
There where so many sausage stalls
I didn't try them but Lex assures me they were yummy
Wooden decorations, so well made
I wanted this but could not afford it
The mulled wine was excellent for keeping us warm
Everywhere you turned there was something going on,
somebody doing something!
This is Smiley Garfield, these two fella's sang some tunes to keep us entertained
We brought home one of these bird house, aren't they beautiful
Another market at night, so pretty
This was the castle behind the market, very stunning wouldn't you say.
I do have a few more pictures to share, check back to see them tomorrow (fingers crossed)
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A few weeks ago Lex treated me to an early Christmas present....
A weekend to Berlin to enjoy the Christmas markets.
We invited along one of my oldest friends Sian and her finance Lee to join in the excitement.
When we arrived in a cold -12c Berlin our first stop was the famous chocolate shop
this place has to be seen to be believed really but here's a few snaps to give you an idea of what it's like.....
As the mascot of Berlin is the bear there were a few to spot in the city
This was made from chocolate, can you believe it?
Rows and rows of goodies, where to start?
Well with a chocolate volcano of course!
There were yummy slabs
in so many different flavours
So many delicate desserts
Hand made, hand rolled goodness
Here's Sian about to take a bite!
That plane is chocolate too
Individually wrapped Santa's making a Santa
Did we buy anything you may ask, well yes we did come home with a few things including the BEST hot chocolate mix in the world
Tomorrow I'll share with you some of the joys of the markets.