Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Today I went to Joachim’s school in
In this event all students of the 11th grade have to take part. The students are divided into different delegations and they have to inform themselves about the very country and the government.
Then they meet for two days in the school to debate about different resolutions and to adopt one of them.
Mainly this event is good for the students to improve their english skills but also to get to know about the way the UN works.
I took part in this event together with Joachim. We were the Indonesian delegation. His friend on the picture represented DPR Korea. I liked this project very much because it's very interesting (and sometimes very funny) to debate with delegations from different countries. And it's very useful if your travellin' like me.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Little ramblin’ Woody rat sittin’ on Karl Marx’ lap
Monday, May 28, 2007
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
The Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu
Can you imagine … this university has been home to many of the greatest thinkers of the past two centuries, such as the philosophers G.W.F. Hegel, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Friedrich Schelling, the physicists Albert Einstein and Max Planck. Founders of Marxist theory Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels attended the university, as did poet Heinrich Heine, German unifier Otto von Bismarck, Communist Party of Germany founder Karl Liebknecht and European unifier Robert Schuman. The university is home to 29 Nobel Prize winners.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Komische Oper, Berlin
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Schinkel-Klause, Unter den Linden, Berlin
Last night, after the concert in the Staatsopern, we went out eating in Schinkel-Klause, an excellent restaurant opposite the Opernpalais. It’s famous for it typical German food.
I took the "Berliner Eisbein mit deftigem Sauerkraut, hausgemachtem Erbspüree sowie Speckstippe und Salzkartoffeln". Delicious, but much too much for a small rat like me!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Brandenburger Tor, Berlin
The Brandenburger Tor is a former city gate and the symbol of
When the Nazis rose to power, they used the gate to symbolize their power. In 1961, the gate was closed when the Berlin Wall was built. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the gate symbolized freedom and the unity of the city. It re-opened on
Sunday, May 20, 2007
9684 km from Los Angeles …
Sorry for being absent so long … but I was so busy during the last two weeks and this town is so exciting... I’ve seen so many places and met a lot of friends. In the following days I’ll let you share in what I discovered …
Let’s start with the Rotes Rathaus (Red Town Hall), this is the
The town hall was built between 1861 and 1869 in the style of the north Italian High Renaissance by Hermann Friedrich Wäsemann. The architecture of the tower is reminiscent of the cathedral's
The building was heavily damaged by Allied bombing in World War II. Located in the Soviet sector, it served as the
As you can see … I’m 9684 km for
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Dorothea's school, Berlin
Today Dorothea took me to her school. It's a special school, a music-focused high school! It's in the eastern part of Berlin.
Behind me, you see the pavillon, where some of the different music groups and choirs use to rehearse and it shows also one part of the school yard.
What a beautiful day, all this music cheers me up.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
In the background you can see the hughe television tower of Alexanderplatz.
The TV tower, known as the Fernsehturm or the Tele-spargel (toothpick) is one of the largest structures in Europe. The total length to the top of the spire is 365m or 1197 ft. It was built in 1969 by a team of architects with the help of Swedish experts. It contains a concrete shaft, a steel-cladded metal sphere and a TV antenna. The sphere contains a revolving restaurant (Telecafé) at 207m and a viewing platform at a height of 203m.