Once we left the Berliner Dom, the weather got progressively worse until we found ourselves at dinner soaking wet from running through the streets of Berlin in a downpour for 15 minutes to get back to the parking garage and the car.
Before the rain, we made it into the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church just before a concert and snapped a few photos of the magnificent blue glass cathedral.
Amazingly, some of the highly detailed frescoes have been beautifully preserved in the original church after the WWII bombings.
We weren’t quite ready for dinner, so we stopped at Ka De We (Department Store of the West) to see what Berlin’s version of Harrod’s looked like. I would have a lovely photo of the exotic fruit display but a certain grouchy saleslady chastised me for taking photos in the store. Next time I’ll have to be more stealthy. I did, however, get a pic of the Veuve Clicquot bar and we bought three specialty chocolate bars, so all was well.
For dinner, we headed back to the Sony Center which was now lit up in blues and purples for the evening and offered us some respite from the damp.
Our friends dropped us off at the hotel around 10pm and before retiring we ventured out one last time so Eric could get a shot of the picturesque Brandenburg Gate at night.