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A little about Berlin

July 14, 2010

As we came to the final days in German y, this was a true experience in all meaning. It was not only about learning, but actually having on experience at first hand. Standing form the first day in Berlin, tasting their good, getting to meet new people, stepping on historical grounds. First couple of days, learning about the Holocaust, the Jews, the prisoners who died in Hitler’s hands.

We then came to the German resistance, learning about those Germans who made the difference in other lives. Lastly we came to the last days in Berlin; we enjoyed a great boat tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were able to see and enjoy the Alte National Galerie, at the Museum Island, an institution full of history and culture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The United States Embassy, which was recently remodeled in May 23, 2008.

In Alexanderplatz, we were able to take a look at the Friedliche Revolution.

In 1990, the German unified, and in this museum we show three parts in history, how the successful the German revolution was. Here we have images and documents that demonstrate how this museum is structured in three parts, awakening, revolution and unity. Awakening happened during the 1980’s. During this time people were demanding their human rights. The revolution, the citizen wanted change. In October 7, 1989, the GDR was celebrating its 40th anniversary and the people went to the streets and protested. Finally unity, late in 1989, unity is a topic, and in March 18, 1990 “Alliance for Germany” was on the ballot, the Stasi files were released to the public, and we have a United Germany.

 

Finally the Reichstag Building, contrasted in 1884 and in 1894 by the Architect Paul Wallott, and later on modified by Norman Foster in 1994 and 1999.

One of the most important buildings in Berlin, after February 27, 1933 when it caught on fire, symbolizing Hitler’s power, and the final of a parliamentary democracy. Later on when the battle of Berlin took place, in April 21, 1945, the Reichstag was taken on the 29th of that same month by the Soviet, but it was not until may 2nd that they started to occupy it when entering the Reichstag, there are walls full of graffiti with Soviet soldiers names.

 For the Soviet the Reichstag had a military objective with a political goal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most popular for its ecology, the doom. In the middle of the Reichstag we have the doom.

With 360 mirrors, projecting light and evacuating light the rooms.

 Due to this technology, about 80% of this makes up their electricity. In the middle of the doom we have 300 meter holding-water storage. 

As our journey came to an end, I will miss Berlin, the culture, the food, its people. It’s a beautiful country with so much to offer.

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