Berlin's Famous Museum Island ~ Spectacular

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As we made our way around Berlin this past summer I was intrigued with Museum Island which is located between the Spree River and the Kupfergraben. There are five uniquely designed museums displayed for the general public to view the royal treasures of Germany. King Friedrich Wilhelm 111 commissioned the construction of the Royal Museum – now called the Altes Museum in 1830.Berlins Museum Islane


Almost 70% of the buildings were destroyed during World War 11 and after the war the collections were split up between East and West Berlin.


The five museums comprising Museum Island are as follows:

 

 Alte Nationalgalerie

 Bode Museum

 Altes Museum

 Neues Museum

 Pergamon Museum

 

 

 



The Master Plan for the full-scale renovation and modernization of the area, adopted and underway since 1999 aims to turn the site into a state-of-the-art cultural location by 2015 and I for one can tell you they have done an excellent job thus far!

 

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Anita Clark
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Dorie...I loved the time I spent in Berlin and can only imagine the ongoing transformation has made it a completely different place since I last visited.  Glad you had a wonderful trip.

Sep 22, 2012 06:33 AM #2
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Dorie Dillard
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Hi Brenda,

Judi Barrett http://activerain.com/blogs/judibarrett used a program and we decided to give it a try it's called smugmug http://www.smugmug.com/ so much fun!!!

Sep 22, 2012 06:41 AM #3
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Dorie Dillard
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Hi Anita,

Berlin is a vibrant city with so much restoration going on!! They have a story to tell and are doing it very well:).

Sep 22, 2012 06:42 AM #4
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Dorrie - I love the moving water. I have to try that in Photoshop but haven't trusted it enough yet. I'm so glad they are restoring these wonderful museums for future generations to enjoy.

Sep 22, 2012 07:15 AM #5
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Joan Cox
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Dorie, thanks for sharing photos from your trip, as never been to Berlin, and love seeing what you saw.

Sep 22, 2012 07:20 AM #6
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Neat information.

I like the water animation. Gives a little pop to the picture!

Sep 22, 2012 07:44 AM #7
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Melissa McKinney
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Dorie~ I want to someday visit there! Also love the photo and the ability to make it come alive...going to check that out!!

Sep 22, 2012 08:16 AM #8
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Dorie, we were in Berlin last November and I fell in love with the city.  My husband's colleague designed the Memorial to the Berlin Wall.  The Pergamon and the Nationalgalerie were both incredible museums in which we spent an entire day.  I would go back to Berlin in a heartbeat.

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Hi Toni,

Give it a try..I love the effect!

Sep 22, 2012 05:33 PM #10
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Hi Joan,

The city is vibrant and so much fun...can't believe we have never been there before!

Sep 22, 2012 05:34 PM #11
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Hi Than,

We can't wait to use it on other photographs!

Sep 22, 2012 05:35 PM #12
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Hi Melissa,

It is so much fun..you can have a 30 day free trial..we decided to give it a year and play with it with a paid version!

Sep 22, 2012 05:36 PM #13
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Hi Joanne,

I would be right there with you..we had an exciting time there!!

Sep 22, 2012 05:38 PM #14
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It is easy to forget that wars not only cost lives, but can also create the loss of wonderful architecture and history.  I'm glad Berlin has this project of renovation going on.

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I have been to the sight and book marked it...Have a busy week ahead and dont want to waste my trial period! But soon its at the top of the list!!! Thanks again

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Beautiful water feature. War leaves many scars and it is wonderful to see them return the beauty.

Sep 23, 2012 05:01 AM #17
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Love seeing photos like this of far away places Dorie, thanks for sharing.

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Dorie, I am glad you had the opportunity to visit Berlin and share with us a bit about the history and unique museum. I will remember that the next time I visit Germany and Berlin in particular.

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Dorie- I'll have to show this to Larry because eh was stationed there when he was in the AF.  And thanks for giving the link about how to do the pic!

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THANK you for sharing how to do that. Judi always shares cool apps and cool websites. Thank you to you both.

P.S. You always take the most interesting vacations!!

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