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Pictures From My Trip To Berlin:

Checkpoint Charlie

The Famous Checkpoint Charlie - Jan 14/ 2008

Nefertiti in the Altes Museum, Berlin Nefertiti in the Altes Museum, Berlin

Nefertiti in the Altes Museum, Berlin - Jan 13th, 2008
(c. 1370 BC - c. 1330 BC) was the Great Royal Wife (or chief consort/wife) of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. She was the mother-in-law and probable stepmother of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Nefertiti may have also ruled as pharaoh in her own right under the name Neferneferuaten briefly after her husband's death and before the accession of Tutankhamun, although this identification is doubted by the latest research. Her name roughly translates to "the beautiful (or perfect) one has arrived". She was made famous by her bust, now in Berlin's Egyptian Museum ("Altes Museum" on the "Museumsinsel"), this is one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt.

Altes Museum, Berlin

Altes Museum - is one of several internationally renowned museums on Berlin's Museum Island.

The Brandenburger Tor

The Brandenburger Tor - The monumental gate was designed by Carl Gotthard and commissioned by emperor Wilhelm II. it was built as a symbol of peace.

The Brandenburger Tor

Brandenburger Tor -  During the Cold War, when the gate was located right near the border between East and West Berlin, it became a symbol of a divided city.

The Brandenburger Tor

Brandenburger Tor - Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburger Gate has become the symbol of a reunified Berlin.

The Brandenburger Tor

Brandenburger Tor - The design of the gate, 65.5 meter wide and 28 meter tall was based on the Propylaea, the gateway to the Acropolis in Athens. It was constructed between 1778 and 1791 and replaced an older city gate.

My Hotel Room in KU' Damm 101 Hotel

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche Church

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche, This Church-monument is one of Berlins most famous landmarks

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche Church

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche, The church was designed by Franz Schwechten and constructed in 1895.

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche Church

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche, The church was partly destroyed by bombs in 1943.

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche Church

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche, the walls are all covered in moasics

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche Church

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche Church

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtnis-Kirche

The Fernsehturm (German for "television tower")

The Fernsehturm (German for "television tower") the tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) administration who intended it as a symbol of Berlin, which it remains today

Veiw from the observation deck of The Fernsehturm

Veiw from the observation deck of The Fernsehturm - The original total height of the tower was 365 metres (1198 feet), but it rose to 368 m (1207 ft) after the installation of a new antenna in the 1990s

Veiw from the observation deck of The Fernsehturm

Veiw from the observation deck of The Fernsehturm - this is the fourth tallest freestanding structure in Europe, after Moscow's Ostankino Tower

Veiw from the observation deck of The Fernsehturm

Veiw from the observation deck of The Fernsehturm - The visitor platform is at a height of about 204 m (669 ft) above the ground and visibility can reach 42 km (26 miles) on a clear day.

Veiw from the observation deck of The Fernsehturm

Veiw from the observation deck of The Fernsehturm - The restaurant, which rotates once every 30 minutes, is a few meters above the visitors platform

Veiw from the observation deck of The Fernsehturm

Veiw from the observation deck of The Fernsehturm - are two lifts that shuttle visitors up to the sphere of the tower within 40 seconds.

Veiw from the observation deck of The Fernsehturm

Veiw from the observation deck of The Fernsehturm - the tower is sometimes referred to as "Telespargel" (TV asparagus)

Observation deck of The Fernsehturm

Observation deck of The Fernsehturm - Construction began on 4 August 1965. After four years of construction, the Fernsehturm began test broadcasts on 3 October 1969.

Observation deck of The Fernsehturm

Observation deck of The Fernsehturm - Scotti We need Full Rotate Now (The Restrant Enterprise / In Living Color)

Using my tablet I can track the progress and estimated time of arrival :)

The Ishtar Gate from Babylon

The Ishtar Gate from Babylon A reconstruction of the Gate and Processional Way was built at in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin

The Ishtar Gate from Babylon

The Ishtar Gate - was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city.

The Ishtar Gate from Babylon

The Ishtar Gate - It stands 47 feet high and 100 feet wide (14 meters by 30 meters). The excavation ran from 1902-1914 and during that time 45 feet of the foundation of the gate was uncovered

Berliner Dom

Berliner Dom - Originally built between 1894-1905, members of the ruling dynasty of the time are buried in the crypt beneath it. Since then the church has been fully restored - reopening in 1993 after almost 40 years of restorations!

Berliner Dom

Berliner Dom - is the largest and most decorated church in Berlin. It is located on Museumsinsel, overlooking the sculptured lawns of the Lustgarten.

Berliner Dom

Berliner Dom - The main draw for me was the stunning 85 metre high dome. Not only is it beautifully ornate inside the dome, but better still, you can climb the 270 steps to the top of the dome for fabulous views over Berlin.

Berliner Dom

Berliner Dom - means (Berlin Cathedral)

 

 

 

 

Andrew Hochheimer & Aiman Abdallah (Host of Galileo Mysteries)

 Me & Aiman Abdallah (Host) of the TV Series called "Galileo Mysteries" I Co-Hosted, Episode "Philadelphia Experiment" filming in Berlin, Germany- Jan 16 / 08. For more pictures of my various TV appearances please click here.

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