After our first full day of wandering and exploring we got up on day two and went down to the East Side Gallery to check out the paintings on the old Berlin wall.
On the backside of the one section there was am exhibit about other walls throughout the world which I found interesting.
Then we went to check out the Turkish Market since it was a Tuesday and we were in the area. I hadn't gone down to it before since I had previously been disappointed in the markets here. I was surprised by how good this market was. They had lots of great fruits and veggies, fabrics, and foods. Then it was off to our favorite ice cream shop for ice cream and waffles! Delicious!
We were all kind of tired so we just came back to our place then and up to the park near our house with the goats. It was nice so we sat outside in the park for a bit, then went and found some dinner.
The next day we woke up and it was raining quite a bit. Raymond's parents wanted to go to checkpoint charlie so we went down there first thing. The square across the street had a lot of fun pieces of the wall. Since it was raining quite a bit we decided to go to museum island. You can get a ticket for all of the museums for the day so we decided to try and see them all!
First up was the Altes museum- Greek, Roman and Etruscan art. I really enjoyed this museum. They had a lot of interesting artwork in it.
Next up was the Neues Museum which had Egyptian art. This was not my favorite. Egyptian art is just not my thing really. It is the only museum on the island I didn't really like.
Next was the Alte Nationalgalerie which had lots of paintings. I really enjoyed this one as I liked most of the paintings. Raymond really enjoyed the person reading sitting below the painting of someone reading.
Next the Pergamon Museum which was really cool. It was mostly just huge huge monuments and buildings. I have never been to a museum that had such huge displays. It was really fun.
Last was the Bodes Museum. This one was probably my favorite. Lots of religious art which I always enjoy.
After our long day at the museum it was off to Paris the following day! More on that next time.