Thursday, September 8, 2011

Museums, museums and more museums.

Turns out Nefratiti's bust was just a sculpture of her head. They should be more clear about these things.


Today we finished off the last two floors of the Neues Museum and hopped over to the Altes National Gallery of Berlin which featured paintings and sculptures from the German banker J.H.W Wagener's collection.


They also had works from great expressionist painters such as Cezanne, Pissarro, Monet, Manet, Gauguin and Van Gogh as well as the original sculpture,"The Thinker" by Rodin.


Next was Brandenburger Tor and the Tiergarten park before a visit to the third museum of the day, the Bode Museum. We were unable to see the "Gesichter Renaissance exhibit" with our passes but did a brief tour of the available rooms containing a display of the bronze casting process from wax sculptures, some huge statues and a Rafael painting.
We then went back to the A&O for a beer and much needed rest.

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