With this extra time in our pockets (South African work permits are still not in our hands, so we are still waiting, waiting...) cheap flight tickets out of Israel are more interesting than ever. That is how we ended up going to Berlin a few weeks ago. We saw last minute tickets for 4 nights, 5 days in Berlin and a day later, off we went to Germany.
Berlin is a wonderful city, and I can only say great things about our trip. We went to lots of the really great museums, had some great vegetarian Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and even German food, we went to the opera and saw The Barber of Seville, met up with friends and did a little shopping. (Like the yarn I mentioned last post.)
One of the coolest things we saw was this bust of Nefertiti. She was the wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. They are known for starting a shift in the Egyptian religion, where they started worshiping only one God. She was amazingly beautiful, and this particular sculpture is really quite fantastic. There are countless busts and statues made of her, but, what makes the one they have in the Neues Museum in Berlin quite special, is that it was the sculpture they had in one of the work shops where they made the sculptures, so you can see what the process is. One eye is finished, the other shows what the surface underneath the glass inlay looks like. So cool to be able to see ancient craftsmanship and techniques in real life!
But, as always the best part of the whole trip was of course that I got to go there with Mr.T. I always take more away from any trip I get to go on with him, I see more and experience more and enjoy it more. I am so grateful to have him in my life.