Us in front of the kempinski Hotel in Berlin with our BMW 650 rental. What a great car and a great navigation system! If it hadn't been for that great navigation system, we'd probably still be stuck in some little farm town in Germany.
The futuristic Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz, a tony section of downtown Berlin.
The Holocaust Memorial near Checkpoint Charlie.
Another building in Potsdamer Platz near the Sony Center.
You can see that this building, which is under construction, is wrapped in a picture of a finished building. The wrapping has come down, and police had the area cordoned off.
A beautiful bulding in Berlin near the former Wall.
A portion of the Wall that is still standing.
These story boards are where the wall once stood and tell the history of the Wall.
The famous (infamous) Checkpoint Charlie leading rom East to West Berlin.
A TV tower juts up into the Berlin skyline.
Older buildings from Berlin's past.
A former palace in Berlin.
Another beautiful historical buidling.
The roof is copper that has turned to a green patina with time.
Another view. It was hard to get perfect pictures from the top of a moving bus.
Another shot of the Holocaust Memorial.
All of the stone rectangles are at different heights.
Old and new Berlin side by side. The round spherical roof is part of the Science Museum, and yes, there are people in it.
A similar view from the canal.
I am standing on the Kurfurstendam which is similar to the Champs Elysse in Paris. It is a strip of shopping, cafes, and hotels, very popular in Berlin.
A Lamborghini Murcielago parked on the Kurfurstendam.
Rob poses in front of the Murci which in Europe costs a fortune in Euros.
McDonalds is popular in Europe, but the restaurants are more upscale and modern than back at home.
We pose in front of our hotel, the Kempinski Berlin, before leaving for Amsterdam.