Last day of Berlin
Fred worked all day so Josh, Max and I spent the day together. We got up a little later than the past few mornings and grabbed breakfast at the hotel. They were doing lunch at this point so we ordered a la carte. Had to take a picture of the scrambled eggs Josh got.
We basically stayed in Mitte today. Started off with a little shopping. We went back to Apartment and explored that area. We had gone here last time we were in Berlin. Nothing that interesting but we checked out a few stores. As someone said to me about the shopping here, "it isn't Paris, it's Berlin.
It was time for lunch. It was recommended to me that we go to Sophieneck to fill our desire for the bratwurst. It was. Cool history. Family who owned this building with a bakery in it left in 1961 when they wall was going up and then returned after the wall came down and created the restaurant.
We then went over to Soundcloud where Fred was to meet some of the crew. Really nice to put a face to people I have emailed with and heard about. They gave us some great recommendations for the rest of the afternoon. Goes back to the theory you have to live in Berlin to get to really know it. I didn't read any of the things they told us about on the web.
The Ramones museum. Who knew? There is a documentary playing in the back in a small room with a couch that we watched for awhile. Keep in mind for $3.5 euros you are a member for life…just keep the small Ramones pin.
C/O Gallery. Wow. There were two exhibits there and both were fantastic. Polaroids from Sibylle Bergemann. I can't stop thinking about them. One shot is all you get and they were all so beautiful. I particularly loved the ones of the children.
There was also a Gregory Crewdson exhibit. Have always been a fan of his work. The boys were totally into it. This picture gives you an idea of the space that C/O Gallery is housed in.