Monday, August 17, 2009

Berlin 2009, Day 8-9: History, Chickens with wigs, a Juggler, Hooters and a Camel

Bier at Fuchs und Elser
Bier at Fuchs und Elster
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After a Saturday alone with my Nut Snack and books, I headed out to meet fellow composer/performer and PhD student at UCSD Jeffrey Trevino for dinner and a tour of Neukölln. Jeffrey has been living here in Berlin for the last year studying German and performing/composing.

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Dumpling Cafe
Trevino at Dumpling Cafe

After appetizers (vegan dumplings at the FANTASTIC Dumpling Cafe), we moved on to falafel and beverages in Neukölln

Trevino at Fuchs und Elster
Trevino at Fuchs und Elster

Decorated like a house and lit with candles, Fuchs und Elster is a great place to chill and have a bier.

Bier at Fuchs und Elser
Bier at Fuchs und Elster

Jeffrey Trevino at Kuschlowski
Jeffrey Trevino at Kuschlowski

There we moved onto Kuschlowski, specializing in vodka...great vodka selection, and always comes with these miniature Barbie Doll sandwiches...that are tasty!

Kuschlowski
Kuschlowski

Ending the night at Ä. The story goes that when the owners took over the building, all the letters from the previous owner's business sign were inside. The only functioning letter was the "Ä," and so the pub was named...

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Falafel with Trevino

We ended the night with a delicious falafel sandwich around 2am. Only a euro for this filling meal. I love Berlin!

Studying at the Cafe with Phil
Studying at the Cafe with Phil

Sunday, Phil and I hit the books (a daily event), but decided to study at cafes, walk, study at a cafe, walk, cafe, walk...et cetera. By late afternoon, we'd gone from Bundesplatz to the Embassies, Tiergarten, Siegessäule and the Zoologischer Garten. And read works by Foucault, Richard King, Michael Kessler...a productive and fun day.

On the walk.
Some fountain...
Some fountain...

The Avantgarde cafe right next to...
The Avantgarde cafe right next to...

The Multi Kulti Sports bar
The Multi Kulti Sports bar

Beautiful archtecture peeking out everywhere
Beautiful architecture peeking out everywhere

Scupture garden...
Sculpture garden...

Bridge to the embassies
Bridge to the embassies

On the bridge
On the bridge

United Arab Emirates embassy
United Arab Emirates embassy

Japanese embassy
Japanese embassy

Italian embassy
Italian embassy

Running from security cameras...
Running from security cameras...

A bombed out building by the Italian embassy
A bombed out building by the Italian embassy

more...
more...

more...
more...

In Tiergarten
In Tiergarten

In Tiergarten
In Tiergarten

In Tiergarten
In Tiergarten

Siegessäule, approached through Tiergarten
Siegessäule, approached through Tiergarten

Siegessäule
Siegessäule

Siegessäule
Siegessäule

Siegessäule
Siegessäule

Ok, now after history:
Chickens with wigs
Chickens with wigs (near Hermannplatz)

Siegessäule and Juggler
Siegessäule and Juggler

Hooters
Hooters (near Tiergarten)

Camel
Camel (At the Zoologischer Garten)

1 comment:

kate said...

Barbie doll sandwiches ? And I thought you were vegan...shame on you.Does my childhood love of Barbies mean nothing to you ? Smiles.....