There is no better dream escape to Berlin’s ideals and principles than its modern era architecture post the fallen wall that will treat the vacation traveler to a rich experience. Many old buildings were rebuilt after firms won contest bids. One example is the revitalization of the Reichstag Building that took place between 1994-1999. This architecture masterpiece was chosen and built for the country’s governmental move from Bonn to Berlin.
“Berlin, remember my time with you back in the summer of 87′, then again the fall of 89′, and yet one more time on my latest visit of 2019?”
Arriving autumn 2019 late in the morning after traveling almost 24 hours, the Tegel International Airport looked frumpish and out-dated. So naturally Tegel gave me no clues to the transformation I was about to realize in Berlin. Determined not to miss anything, my eyes foraged around as I studied the environment. No doubt, I was anxious how to fit in.
Thirty years ago Berlin’s wall came down. I was working in Germany when that happened from 1989-1992. After a nightshift at the military hospital, I went home to watch the news on the Armed Forces Network. It seemed surreal to visualize the East Germans and many others excitedly chiseling the stone wall away!
On my recent trip to Berlin, it was with the wall in mind that I began another day exploring my mother’s hometown. In my last post , I gave the tip to spend at least two days in the Mitte area. Tip two is to look at Berlin through the eyes of history.
Hello from Berlin! To start off, I am wearing Peek&Cloppenburg’s Cashmere and a gorgeous scarf I bought on the Ku’damm, an avenue in the heart of the city. When I think of fashion, we know the past definitely impact future clothing styles. Peek&Cloppenburg is a German family run department store that has been in business 120 years! I like my classic look from them.