The island in the Spree River is called Museum Island (Museumsinsel) and is home to five different museums including the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery).  It is an art gallery featuring Neoclassical, Romantic, Impressionist, and Modern works.  This statue sits out front. On Today’s Date in the Past: Paris:  Pyramide du Louvre Kansas City Fashion Week:  Andrea […]

World clocks display the time for a selection of cities around the world.  The world clock in Alexanderplatz is one of the square’s most famous features. At 10 meters (33 feet) tall and weighing 16 tons, it is topped by an artistic model of the solar system that resolves once per minute. On Today’s Date […]

With the first week of work in Europe under my belt, it was time to enjoy the weekend in Berlin.  Lucky for me, I got to spend an action-packed Saturday and Sunday with a native German and Berlin local. Our first stop on Saturday morning was at a local market where we saw farm-fresh produce, […]

Opened in 1844, with animals donated by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, the Berlin Zoo is the oldest zoo in Germany.  It was completely destroyed during World War II, and only 91 of 3,715 animals survived including a black stork. I am not sure what kind of bird this is, but it sure has some […]

Opened in 1844, with animals donated by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, the Berlin Zoo is the oldest zoo in Germany.  It was completely destroyed during World War II, and only 91 of 3,715 animals survived including a black stork. Native to South America and similar to a pheasant, this is a great curassow. On […]