Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Berlin, bikes and queues


My fascination with bikes and tourists continued in Berlin.

Queuing to get in to the Reichstag reminded me of queuing to get in to the Golden Temple in Amritsar. It reminded me of Ryanair check-in desks. Queues are what make tourism torturous.

Cycling around Berlin reminded me of cycling in Klagenfurt, Vienna, Amsterdam, Den Haag and Leiden. If only Britain could embrace the cycling culture. In Bristol they just started one. It's a start, just not a very good one. The registration fee is prohibitive for visitors to the city. The city itself is too hilly. And wet.

Anyway, these pictures celebrate tourism in Berlin. The Reichstag (German Parliament), Berlin Dom (Berlin Cathedral) and the Holocaust Memorial.



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