On an island amid the Spree River that runs through the heart of Berlin, is a fabulous collection of buildings that are being refurbished and restored (rebuilt), that houses an amazing collection of treasures.
But before the art treasures its time to take a peek inside the Berliner Dom, Berlin's Protestant cathedral. And climb the many steps and stairs to take in a spectacular view over Berlin from the base of the dome and its exterior walkway.
Flying over Berlin.
Well hello Mr Foster. Fancy seeing you here. Its nice to see neighbours on the other side of the world. After a little cit chat its off to the Neues Museum for a tour through the Egyptian and ancient collections. The building was severely damaged in WW II and did not come to life again until a massive reconstruction effort was undertaken between 2003-2009. It has been beautifully reborn, with many of its battle scars still visible, but lovingly woven together between the old and the new. A seriously splendid place.
And with a last burst of energy for the arts, for this day, we hop next door to the Alte Nationalgalerie. Yet another superb building, this time playing host to collections of Romantic, Impressionist and early Modernist paintings and many a fine sculpture as well.
A big and busy day of culture.