Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Stage 3 continued

Saturday's adventures continued with stops at a couple of museums.

Berlin's Natural History Museum has the largest intact Brachiosaurus skeleton in the world.

We visited the Pergamon Museum on Berlin's Museum Island. It's main claim to fame is the ginormous Pergamon Altar, which has been rebuilt inside. This is only a small part.

The building surrounding the altar was covered in intricate friezes depicting the battle between the gods and the giants. The headless figure above is Zeus.

The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the middle of Berlin was never restored after WWII so that the people would always remember the horrors of war.

Our trip made one last stop on Sunday before heading out: Potsdam (outside Berlin), where the Kaisers had several enormous palaces. Unfortunately, they didn't have any English-language tours on Sundays, and they don't allow photos inside. So you'll just have to take my word for it that the Neues Palais was ridiculously huge and ornate.
Sorry, no cute pictures of Henry in his stroller on this day.