Berlin (1)

I decided to walk to the gallery today, through the centre of Berlin, starting with the Lustgarten and Schinkel’s Altes Museum, once the Königliches Museum and always a cerebral pleasure in the way that it dominates the approach to Museum Island:-

I stopped to pay my respects to a few works in the museum, including a clay portrait Head of a Young Man found in Italy in 1883:-

The James Simon Galerie, designed by David Chipperfield as a grand entrance to the Museum Island as a whole is nearing completion and is due to open this summer:-

Schinkel’s Neue Wache, designed in 1816 to guard the Königliches Palais across the road:-

Borchardt doesn’t serve coffee:-

By the time I got to the Martin-Gropius-Bau, I realised the distances are too great:-


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