|Lulu and Joan buying gifts at the palace in Potsdam|
It was a light rain all day on Good Friday - but it did not stop us from exploring Potsdam. Although Potsdam is almost 30 miles away - we were able to use our regular Berlin transportation card to get there. When we got there - we purchased tickets for a hop on - hop off - tour bus. The main reason we picked it was because it was a double decker bus with the top deck covered - it kept us dry.
Potsdam was also where Russia and the KGB kept their agents. They had a colony in the city. Potsdam is also where President Truman met with the Allies and decided to to divide Germany into 4 sections after the war.
Frederick the Great had his palace here.
At the end of the day - we went to the train station and just were "stowaways" on a high speed train. We were back in downtown Berlin in no time at all.
Tonight at 9 PM - my bedtime - we are going to a club less than a block away. There is a Rolling Stone Tribute Band playing at a local Blues Club.
|Royal symbols on street at Potsdam|
|A windmill by Palace San Souci|
|Fredrick the Great - San Souci Palace|
|Rain on th royal gardens|
|San Souci Palace|
|Potsdam was a gated city|
|Bradenberg Gate - Potsdam|
|Brandenburg Gate with German Symbol|
|Colored brick symbol|
|Potsdam - St Peter and Paul Church - Good Friday|
|St Peter and Paul - Potsdam|
|Frederick kept his army in Potsdam in barracks|