18.4.11

Weekend-ing

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The sun did come out and play this weekend! Warm enough to enjoy our first lunch out on the balcony and plenty more time to watch the neighbours carefully preparing their window boxes for the flowering season. I also indulged in my first ice-cream for the season (oh guilty pregnant pleasure!) followed by a walk through Alexanderplatz and Mitte to the Pergamon to see The Tell Halaf Adventure, a fairly incredible exhibition of Aramean sculptures. Most of the sculptures were destroyed in WWII bombings only to be meticulously pieced back together over the last 15 years by a team of archeologists who, by this stage, must all have PhDs in puzzle-wizzardry. 

Walking back home from the museum was really a pretty amazing sensory experience.  Not sure if it was my over-active fertility hormones but it felt like the whole city was alive with Spring-fever.  The air was thick with the smell of blossoms in full bloom, birds were happily chirping as the sun set and thousands of tulips were dancing on nature strips in the faint breeze.  Yep, I definitely think Spring is my favourite season!

21 comments:

P I A said...

oh, how I miss Berlin!!! What a Spring! Wish I was there!

ELK said...

the feel in this series is a celebration .. spring is a wonderful arrival!!

Kristina said...

Great shots - from what I can see your weekend was lovely!! Loving the tree in bloom! Isn't spring simply beautiful?? :)

Tara said...

as always- your shots amaze me! They are so beautiful! I LOVE houses, but all of them are simply stunning, and I can't mention one without mentioning them all! :)

HRANDICA said...

Your weekending looks and reads wanderful. First photo is amazing.
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Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I just want to move to Europe. Especially right now, when I really wish I could skip school today to get work done. Sigh.

Franca said...

oooh, I wish i was in Berlin right now!

amanda {the habit of being} said...

loved looking at your weekend in photos! that table setting is beautiful - not fancy, not overdone but that blue tablecloth and yellow napkins just scream summer!

lisa said...

What gorgeous shots, and it truly does look like spring there!
You did save some of that ice cream for me, yes????? :-)

Kelly said...

oh, looks like a lovely weekend! we're covered in snow here again! booooo....

justine said...

your pictures definitely look alive with spring fever, they are all fantastic, really great shots.

MJ said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful blog. Our good friends are from Berlin, I will have to pass your blog along :).

Jamie said...

Oh, my what a beautiful weekend!

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

These may be some of my favorite photos of yours yet! And I love your description of your weekend. Sounds just perfect!

SJ said...

such lovely photos as always.

looks like much better weather than here, saturday it just rained and rained all day. kind of makes me jealous about spring.

Monique said...

Spring in Berlin looks incredibly lovely. So glad you had a wonderful weekend. I'm going to check out your link to the sculptures. Oooh ice cream...it looks quite delicious. Hope your off to a wonderful week. Lovely lovely photos

Adele said...

Hi there. I've come to have a look at your lovely blog and it's just wonderful. Such amazing photographs. We were in Berlin a few years ago - I loved it. Now I want to move!
Adele

Jen said...

LOVE the photos. I'm feeling the headiness of spring this week, too. :-)

Laura said...

Lovely photos! And Spring is my favourite too, Autumn comes a close second :)

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Anika said...

Love these shots! Makes me want to see the place and eat the food ;)