Today's 16 km ride was in the company of Lauren, a South African lady who has lived here for the last five years. She takes time off from writing a book about Germany (see daytradersberlin.de), to guide tourists on bicycles around some of the city's sights, concentrating on 20th century history and The Wall.
It was a lovely clear morning, if only a shade above freezing. The four of us were joined by three other guests for this informative tour, courtesy of berlinonbike.de.
Curious then that I have chosen an indoor shot for today's photo - the Neue Wache War Memorial that has been the
central memorial of the Federal Republic since 1993. The place is full of very recent history.
Added interest was provided by Ulrich, who was a student here shortly after the wall came down.
The guided tour lasted about four hours, after which Sue and I waved off Anne and Ulrich, collected our things from the hotel, wandered around a Christmas market, enjoyed afternoon tea and cake, and made our way back to the airport.
An enjoyable little trip in good company. More photos when I get time to post them.