How’s this for stating the obvious, Berlin is Huge! A four day visit around Christmas was never going to be anything but a toe in the water. We packed as much into as we could but you’d need a life time to get to know and appreciate this town. As a result of our exploits today I am knackered. I have to admit it wasn’t all galleries and museums today. It was mostly Cathedrals and not the ones built for the glory and honour of what ever God people believe in. Rather it was the Cathedrals to the great God shopping. Massive temples dedicated to the global brand names that flash their neon signs worldwide. Back to stating the plain obvious again but shopping looks and feels the same the world over and practised in bigger and bigger buildings. Berlin will throw up the surprise and there is a place called Hackescher Markt which had a very unique feel about it. As I was saying I am exhausted by this trip so I’m going to make the pictures do the talking. These are a few of the images that I grabbed in the past few days. This is the view I have from our hotel room. The massive building on the left is the Foreign Affairs Building. This is the Mitte district of Berlin which was part of the Russian controlled sector. When I’m in any city I always try to take a number of candid shots of people as we travel around. Where possible I talk to the subjects and let them know I’ve taken their picture and most people are fine about it. Anyway here are a few people I met in Berlin today.