A Cold Evening in Berlin

Berlin
Berlin
The parliament
The Parliament

Berlin ,quite an unfriendly city in Europe for tourists is true to a certain extent.Travelling with Lufthansa,the largest airline in Europe from UK on a Friday was a wise wise idea to save time.After landing there,the atmosphere at the airport was very calm and without wasting much time checked in to a budgeted city hotel.The temperature was very low so had to put our jackets in and after a refreshing dinner went for a peaceful sleep.Next day early morning after waking up I was feeling very lethargic so planned for the city tour in the evening.

Speed trains
Trains
Berlin
Berlin

The Charlie check point was in my favourite’s list as US soldiers are still there.Their scary look made me feel terrified and they were looking at us with suspicion as if we have usurped their territory.It used to be the crossing point in the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin during the Cold War.

Charlie Check post
Charlie check point

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The Recihstag building was also in my hitlist as it used to be the parliament during the late eighties and early nineties..But lot of damage has been done till that time and few steps have been taken to restore it.It is still considered to be within West Berlin and the hall of the parliament can be seen from inside the dome.This building looks stunning during the night when it is illuminated.

Berlin station
Berlin central station
Finest architecture
Finest architecture
Paintings and portraits
Paintings and portraits

Much to my surprise I was shocked to see a protest in the streets against tourists visiting the country.I was shocked to see such a response from the protesters.However,the outskirts of the city is covered with woodlands and lakes something to cherish for entire life..The Berlin wall is also very renowned and popular due to which people come to visit the city from all over the world.

City event
City event at Berlin
Architecture of Berlin
Berlin Architecture
Berlin wall
The Berlin wall

Barcelona|The City of International Sports and yacht race

Barcelona in Spain boasts about holding the maximum number of international sports tournaments and conducting yacht race.In terms of GDP this city is socially and economically well developed as the employment rate is very high.

barcelona architecture
Barcelona architecture
Yacht race
Yacht races

The Gaudi buildings in Barcelona are very famous across the world because of the architecture and the use of curved construction stones.The tiles arranged in mosaic patterns is a delight to watch and attracts millions of architects in this field.

City frontiers
City frontiers
Barcelona
Barcelona

The La Rambla Street is very famous among locals and domestic and international tourists and there is a huge mall stretching the street.But tourists should be very careful of belongings after buying goods as this place is very famous for pickpocketing–Kidding!!!.Ha ha.No its true…

City life
City life
Barcelona architecture
Barcelona architecture

Last but not the least The Barcelona boat race is very famous and a key event in the ocean racing calendar.All locals gather to watch the  yacht race for crews as it starts and ends in Barcelona.Barcelona remains a memory and I cherish all the moments spent there as this place rejuvenates the soul and the mind..

The Pom Pom Parade

Primp

Has anyone heard of Pom Pom parade?

Yes we can see the event in the Land of Parthenon i.e Athens.The changing of the guards is very popular and mostly takes place in Sunday in the morning.They really look very humble and jolly in the dresses.One can catch the glimpse in the town and can watch this near the Parliament building.They dress up in formal traditional attires and move in slow and steady motion blowing the trumpet.The guards are dressed properly and beautifully and add charisma to the ambiance.

City life
City life in Greece
The Pom Pom parade
Pom Pom parade

 

Greece
Greece
Athens
Athens

 

The Parthenon is very famous in Athens and is the epitome of the worlds greatest cultural monuments.It is dedicated to the Goddess Athena whom the people of Greece worship.It attracts millions of travellers across the world as it became the most important Christian pilgrimage destination in the Eastern Roman Empire.

Parthenon
Parthenon
Parthenon writings
parthenon writings

 

The Parthenon writings
The parthenon writings
The country life
Greece