Tuesday, 28 January 2014


I was just in Berlin too see some ballet -although I was there in early December as well but it is a bit late now to show you Christmassy photos!  It was very cold indeed this trip with night time temperatures down to -12C, however everything ran on time no problem!  Here are a few pics from my trip - the city, some food, the ballet and a few odds and ends no real theme!
Looking down Ku'Damm towards the Kaiser Wilhelm 
Memorial Church
Ernst Reuter Platz

Snowy roof tops from my hotel

Savigny Platz gardens - well cleared paths!

Hotel terrace

The seats look like they have 
snow cushions LOL!
The snow on the primroses you can see 
the layers on the table.

The duck fountain near my hotel
Sunset over the roof tops.
The food!!  
Here a Thai coconut and lemongrass  
soup with chicken and mushrooms - yum and
perfect on a freezing cold winter's night!

A Thai red curry Romertopf!

It was very tasty.

A slice of Marly cake by L'Enotre from KaDeWe.

A celeriac and mortadella soup at a 
local Italian Enoteca.

Delicious malfatti - pumpkin and amaretti dish - 
it was divine!  
You really can eat well in Berlin for a lot less money 
than in other cities like Paris or Venice!
The Ballet - 
I went to see Malakhov and Friends - The Final
Here is Vladimir Malakhov with Beatrice Knopp.  
He is retiring from dancing later this year.  
I will miss him.

Iana Salenko and Dinu Tamazlacaru 
who performed the Grand Pas de Deux 
from Don Quixote (my favourite ballet!).
Their costumes were gorgeous.

Vladimir Malakhov with Beatrice Knopp as 
before, Nadja Saidakova (far right) 
and Robert Reimer the conductor(left).

A cute camel I saw in a window on my 
way home from the ballet!

Here you can see icicles on this van parked 
at the airport!

A huge long tunnel I had to walk through at 
Frankfurt Airport to change terminal -it had 
groovy mood lighting that changed colour!

An Airbus aeroplane taxiing to the stand.

The apron at Frankfurt Airport where I changed
It was a very short trip to Berlin but it was nice to 
experience proper winter cold!  I really like Berlin 
and hope to go back again soon.


  1. Oh that celeriac soup looks so good! Susan, London

  2. The food looks scrummy!

    I need a duck fountain...