On our last day in Berlin, we saw the things you are supposed to see in Berlin - Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin wall.
On the way to the Checkpoint Charlie museum, we passed by this crazy sculpture. It made me think of James and the Giant Peach, but I have no idea what it really is. I looked around, but couldn't find a plaque or anything explaining it. Anyone know? (Jenny P, maybe?)
Just inside the Checkpoint Charlie museum, I found by taking this picture of the passport display that cameras were not allowed. Oh well. I probably would have been too tired and hot to take pictures anyway - there was no air conditioning in the museum and it was HOT. They have big glass windows and the sun was streaming in, so I was left to wander around limply as I read every placard and looked at every picture. I hated to find myself losing interest, but I was just so hot. (It is a good museum though. Definitely full of lots and lots of information, and I think it's really well presented.)
Eventually the museum ended (that place is deceptively huge), and we went to go see the wall.
As you can see by the last picture, life goes on around the wall. For some reason, beach bars are a big thing in Berlin, and I thought it was just a crazy image to see a beach chair and banners through this crack in the wall.
Next post... the US-Italy game in Kaiserslautern.