A random selection of photos of places.
Roman Mosaic at the baths of Caracalla in Rome. All the floors where done in such intricate mosaic including the pools which were not more than waist deep. To see such work today, I marvel at the craftsmanship. In the middle you can see the figure of Neptune on his chariot of 4 seahorses.
The Brandenburg gate at Christmas in Berlin. The Formal entrance to the Royal Quarter in Berlin and leads to the Palace at the end of the avenue. The gate is on Pariser Platz so named for the French Embassy which occupies the South Side of the square.
The gate was built in 1791 to celebrate the restoration of peace on the order of King Frederick-William II who was the nephew of Frederick II the Great.
The Museums which hold the Royal Prussian Art Collection were restored by British Architect David Chipperfield. At the back of the photo you can see the newest museum opened in 2019 named after James Simon, 1855-1932 a German entrepreneur, philanthropist, a great art collector and a friend of the Kaiser Wilhelm II. When he died he left his collection of 10,000 Art pieces to the German Museums. Simon was the owner of the famous Nefertiti bust which can be seen in a specially designed room of the museum. I saw it and it is as if Nefertiti will speak, it is so beautiful.
This is my favourite store in West Berlin, KaDeWe or Kaufhaus des Westens. It is a great store and you always find truly beautiful things to buy, clothing, watches, shoes, jewellery, shoes, etc… The restaurant on the roof is wonderful and elegant.