This is the sign in front of Berlin's main convention center. Somehow the word palace makes it seem fancy. The funkturm is the TV tower - but not that funny-looking space needle thing in the East. The West had its own TV tower back in the separated days - it looks sort of like a mini Eiffel Tower. Now it serves mainly as a restaurant and observation deck.
I'm back at my normal place of work today. While in Germany I worked from a different office so I wouldn't have to take a week's vacation. My company has a huge campus over there with scads of offices and different manufacturing areas.
This was not really the building I worked in, but it looked so nice in the evening sun. The working conditions in Germany are also far superior to what I have here in the US. Over there everyone sits in a big open space with plenty of natural light from the windows. Over here I am stuck in an interior cublicle and subjected to 8 hours of flourescent lighting.
In Germany, the states have a religious affiliation to the Catholic or Protestant (Lutheran) church. Berlin is a protestant state - so there are loads of lovely Lutheran houses of worship. The bad thing about living in a Protestant state is you don't get all the Catholic holidays off from work - like 15 August (Mary's trip to heaven day).
Unfortunately, I didn't catch the name of this one. And chances are, it doesn't have a website anyway!
We're flying back to Jackson today. It's been a lot of fun here in Berlin, but it's always nice to come home. I just hope the weather is ok. I heard the south has been hit with a lot of storms and rain.