Monday, November 19, 2007
This is a photo of the inside of the Reichstag's dome. It is a modern installation - you can go up there, walk up the spiral pathways that line the glass dome, and peer down at the mirrored center piece. That glass at the bottom looks into the room that the German Parliament actually sits in, and the metaphor is clear: transparency into the working's over government. A German (or anyone, for that matter) can, at any time, come up here to see what their government is doing.
Some of the people I met in the tour group got together with me later for dinner, museums, and a little shopping. These tours were a great way to meet people and experience the city. Berlin carries a very cosmopolitan feel - not necessarily business-based, but not completely cultural, or social either. It's its own city, and I look forward to visiting again!
You can see all my pictures, completely with captions and explanations at: http://picasaweb.google.com/christine.zani/berlin
Posted by Christine Zani at 8:37 AM