East Side Gallery

If there's one place that you'll find on every travel guide about Berlin, it's East side Gallery and after you've visited "the wall" you'll understand why. There's so many different  styles and such vivid colours, I found it very  inspiring!

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Take me to the gods

It's already July but I'm still going through images from my Berlin trip in April.When you visit a new place there's always one place that surprises and truly impresses you. Being a true grandma tourist and added the fact that I'm not a seasoned traveller that happened when we walked towards the museum island . It wasn't just the sheer size of the Berlin Cathedral but also the amount of  impressive museum buildings around it . I have been told that there are more impressive cathedrals and building in for example Italy but I haven't seen those yet. To my defence we don't have buildings of that size in Finland. The museum buildings themselves are worth exploring. Unfortunately the church was closed (forgot to check the opening hours, need to seriously improve my travel planning skills) and the queue to the Egyptian Museum, our original goal on the island was a kilometer long so we settled for the collection of classical antiquities at the Altes Museum. The museum didn't disappoint (even though parts of it was closed for renovation) and once we started exploring antique Greece we forgot about our previous plans. I especially liked the with the rotunda with…

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Paint it pretty

Who says a building has to be in one solid colour? There is so much more you can do, as you can see on these examples from Berlin. Imagine living in one of these buildings! I would wish more of this kind of creativity and playfulness in Helsinki.

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Oooh Charlotte!

As in Charlottenburg, the beautiful neighbourhood in Berlin. We went there to see the castle but I completely fell in love with the area around it. At some point I looked at my brother and was like "maybe I should move here!" and his face was like "Seriously?!" I can't quit put my finger on what I loved about the area so much, maybe it was the colourful old buildings with their pretty balconies or maybe it was because it felt tranquil and cozy. In the end we skipped going inside the castle, for some reason when we got there, we were not in the mood. Maybe I'll visit it next time I go to Berlin.

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While in Berlin

During Easter me and my youngest brother took a well deserved break and flew to Berlin. We had both never been there and the flights were cheaper than those to London, our original destination.A colleague of mine had warned that the city is huge and that I'll only see a fraction of it during my stay and he was right. We were quit relaxed about it though, only having one or two musts planned for the day.  Since the stores were closed most part of our trip we focused mainly on seeing the sights. And what a fascinating city it is! I was in full granny tourist mode, annoying my little brother by instisting on  photographing all the old buildings, monuments and graffiti covered walls I walked past. But it was fun and refreshing and that's what's important, however,  I have about 600 hundred images as a as result of my eagerness. So I have a few photoshop sessions ahead of me. I'll be posting some of those images on the blog these coming weeks.As for Berlin, I'm definitely going back. I feel that this was an introductory visit to get acquainted with the city.  There's still a lot of…

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