The old U.S. Embassy location. The new location, right on Pariser Platz next to the Brandenburg gate. Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate.
The Quadriga on top of the gate. The outline where the Berlin wall used to be located. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
Walking through the memorial.  There's 2,711 concrete blocks.  Laid out in a grid, but different heights and elevations. Shot of the elevation change. Battle damage.
Site of the Fuhrerbunker, where Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide.  Basically a parking lot now. The only sign that lets you know what was once here.  Germany made a conscious effort to not draw too much attention to the site. The Berlin Wall.
Close-up look at the construction of the wall. The smooth, curved top of the wall made it difficult to climb over. Checkpoint Charlie Museum.
Checkpoint Charlie. Mock checkpoint, which looks absolutely nothing like the actual thing. Cafe Adler, where all the spies used to hang out.
Reinforcing the wall. Wall graffiti. Berlin Wall exhibit.
The Konzerthaus. Either the Deutscher Dom or Franzosischer Dom.  They are on opposites sides of the square in front of the Konzerthaus. The second of the twin churches.  One church was built for one group, a second group bitched and moaned about it, so then they got the exact same church built for them.
Library or university.  I forget which. Pretty sure this is part of a university. The Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic).  It used to be home to the Volkskammer, the East German parliament.  Now it's being demolished.
War memorial near Museum Island. Inside the war memorial. The Marienkirche and the TV Tower.
Just the Fernsehturm (TV Tower).  It's 1200 feet tall. The Reichstag.  Home to the Bundestag, the German parliament. On top of the Reichstag, looking at the dome.  You can spiral your way up to the top.
Inside the dome. The view of the hauptbahnhof (train station) from the Reichstag roof. Very top of the dome.
Looking down. Memorial to the 96 members of parliament murdered by the Nazis. Statue of someone famous.
Hotel Adlon, where Michael Jackson dangled the baby out the window. Don't worry, they aren't dead. Monument to Soviet Soldiers, located in the Tiergarten.
T-34 Tank. "Eternal glory to the heroes who fell in battle with the German fascist occupiers for the freedom and independence of the Soviet Union." Statue outside the hauptbahnhof.
Potsdamer Platz. Inside the Sony Center. Berliner Dom.  The largest church in Berlin.  Built because Emperor Wilhelm II felt Berlin needed a big, old looking church like the rest of Europe.
Side view of the Berliner Dom. Fending off a lion attack, on the steps of the Altes Museum. Side view.
Doing a better job than the other one. Berliner Dom in the background. Altes Museum (Old Museum).
The Pergamon Altar, inside the Pergamon Museum. The Gigantomachy frieze that lines the entire room around the Pergamon Altar. Some serious ass kicking.
The entire frieze is one huge battle between the Gods and giants. Poor schmuck is getting his ass kicked by a girl. Excavated gate.
Greek statue. Lion mosaic lining the hall up to the Ishtar gate. The Ishtar Gate, the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon.
Lions. I see dead people. Tiled fountain from Babylon.
A more realistic lion. Inside the Altes Museum. Greek statue.
King Amenemhet III statue.  The Egyptian Museum is currently in the Altes Museum, but is scheduled to relocate in 2009. Another Egyptian sculpture.  The museum probably would have been more impressive if I hadn't been to Egypt a couple months prior, but it was still worth going to. Busted nose.
Carved stone container. I think this was found in a tomb. Another carved stone container.
Nefertiti, with a freaky looking eye. More normal looking profile view. Egyptian war ship.
Part of a casket. Lion headed goddesses. Pub crawl.
Absinthe to go! Drunken ping pong.

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