After lunch, Rachel and the kids walked past the Berlin synagogue and eventually met up with Philip. Like many other big cities, there are a lot of musicians performing on the sidewalks. A couple of the better ones included a 7 member brass band playing Latin music, and a one man Peruvian pipe player who also played the drums and maracas at the same time as making giant bubbles and tying balloon swords. We had to put coins in his hat.
Philip considered it a priority to take a boat tour of Berlin. This was well worth the effort. The kids insisted on riding on upper deck of boat. This was chilly on the outside, but we were warm on the inside because of a special Berlin brew that was fruit flavored and enjoyed by all.
By far our favorite part of Berlin was dinner with Jason and Jessica Bell and their children on Friday night. We met them in Göttingen and made a point of getting together again. Their children are darling, the conversation was sparkling and all our children combined livened the atmosphere of the entire restaurant we ate dinner at.
Saturday morning, and afternoon, and evening was consumed by our trip home which...hmmm... is now over.
|ancient mosaic floor|
|What the Pergamon Altar looked like new|