After meeting up with Philip (whose days here are full of Fulbright commitments), we saw the beautiful Berlin Cathedral (now a Lutheran Church, performance hall and Museum), the Pegniz River and the Radio Tower all lit up with colorful lights. It turns out that the time we are here is the Berlin Festival of Lights. Many other structures and fountains are lit with a lovely show.
On Thursday Rachel and the kids saw the best zoo any of them had ever seen. The Berlin Zoo is beautiful and fun. None of them noticed the cold rainy weather while they walked from pelicans to penguins and monkeys to meercats. The kids enjoyed the baby animals especially; lion cubs being bottle fed by zookeeper while angry mother paced in cage next door.
That evening Philip took the family to see the Chancellery. We have been sleeping hard in our hostel room, lulled to sleep by the hum of the U-Bahn within view from our window.
|The kids are showing off their Lego souveniers|
|Pieces of the Berlin Wall|