Tuesday, 20 September 2011

"Summer 2011" Round-Up + Website links

Heyy everyone, this is just a round up of my "Summer 2011" series. I'm just going to include a few links and so on to some of the places I mentioned...

(If you don't know what I'm referring to, here is my introductory post: ttp://mila-georgieva.blogspot.com/2011/09/im-back.html.)

I guess before I link the places I mentioned, I should post a link to the make and model of the camera I used to take all of my pictures: http://fujifilm.co.uk/consumer/digital/digital-cameras/fun-and-easy/finepix-jz510.

There are some links to the places I mentioned in my posts:

M&M World: http://www.mymms.com
Downing Street: http://www.number10.gov.uk
London Eye: http://www.londoneye.com
Big Ben & Parliament: http://www.parliament.uk/bigben
St. James' Park: http://www.royalparks.gov.uk/St-Jamess-Park.aspx
Buckingham Palace: http://www.royal.gov.uk/TheRoyalResidences/BuckinghamPalace/BuckinghamPalace.aspx

Wolfsburg on Google maps.

Autostadt: http://www.autostadt.de
Designer Outlets: http://www.designeroutlets-wolfsburg.de
Allerpark: http://www.allerpark.net

The inside of the Wolfsburg car towers on Google Images.

Phaeno: http://www.phaeno.de
Bell Tower of Berlin Olympic Stadium: http://www.glockenturm.de/en/index.html
Berlin Olympic Stadium: http://www.olympiastadion-berlin.de
Charlottenbug Palace: http://www.berlin.de/stadttouren/360/schloss_charlottenburg/index.en.php?archiv=2006
House of World Cultures: http://www.hkw.de/en
Brandedburg Gate: http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/denkmal/denkmale_in_berlin/en/unter_den_linden/brandenburger_tor.shtml
Reichstag: http://www.berlin.de/orte/sehenswuerdigkeiten/reichstag/index.en.php
TV tower: http://www.tv-turm.de/en/index.php
Berlin: http://www.visitberlin.de/en

Bergen-Belsen: http://bergen-belsen.stiftung-ng.de and http://www.bergenbelsen.co.uk

Germany: http://www.germany.travel/en/index.html

Wow that's a lot of links! Should have included these earlier :P Anyways, hope you enjoyed my posts, and I'll go back to doing reviews in a few days. :)





"Summer 2011" Part 10/10

Hey everyone, this is the tenth and final post in my "Summer 2011" series where I talk about my trip to Germany. You can read my introductory post by clicking this link: http://mila-georgieva.blogspot.com/2011/09/im-back.html.

Well that's it... The following selection of pictures is of us returning home. :( 

We flew from Hannover Airport back to Heathrow.

Leaving Germany.

Sky high.


Back in London.

Another pic taken just before we landed.

(This was not our plane... our plane was absolutely tiny!)

Ermm... I found this quite interesting :P

My "Summer 2011" series is now over. I will do just one more post with a few links and stuff that I didn't include earlier. After that, my blog will be going back to normal, and I've a few product reviews for you coming right up. :)

Monday, 19 September 2011

"Summer 2011" Part 9

Hey everyone, this is the ninth post in my "Summer 2011" series where I talk about my trip to Germany. You can read my introductory post by clicking this link: http://mila-georgieva.blogspot.com/2011/09/im-back.html.

On the way back from Bergen-Belsen, we made a stop in Celle. Celle is an old town which survived the bombings from the wars and to this day remains as it was, with it's old houses and streets. It's such a beautiful town! I think we just visited the old part of the town, so I'm not sure if the whole of Celle looks like this.

My favourite picture from Celle. :')



We're very near the end now, with just one more post to go!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

"Summer 2011" Part 8

Hey everyone, this is the eighth post in my "Summer 2011" series where I talk about my trip to Germany. You can read my introductory post by clicking this link: http://mila-georgieva.blogspot.com/2011/09/im-back.html.

During the second week of our stay, we went on a trip to Bergen-Belsen. During the time of the Second World War, it was one of the biggest concentration camps in Germany.

A plan of the camp.

The entrance to the camp.

We saw lots of these raised platforms with flowers growing on the top...

...when we got closer, we realised they were mass graves. This particular one is the grave of around 2500 people.

Walking through the camp.


The memorial.

The "House of Silence" where you can pray.

Inside.

A memorial inside the House of Silence. Here people had left notes and pebbles (leaving pebbles is a Jewish tradition... it's similar to how some people leave flowers to remember loved ones.)
 
The "memorial grave" of Anne Frank and her sister, Margot. (Anne and her sister are somewhere in the mass graves, this grave stone is only a memorial.)

Leaving the camp.

Another memorial.


At the exit.

The next selection of pictures where taken upstairs in the museum:

This register includes a list of all those who were at Bergen-Belsen as well as those who died at the camp.

A copy of the "Daily Express" from April 14th 1945.

Some old coins and stuff.

A picture of a picture of what Bergen-Belsen looked like during the time of the war.

A postcard where Adolf Hitler is on the stamp.

Some old diaries and books.

That's all from our trip to Bergen-Belsen... it was quite an experience and certainly very depressing, but I'm glad we went. This is all an important part of history and it shouldn't be forgotten.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

"Summer 2011" Part 7

Hey everyone, this is the seventh post in my "Summer 2011" series where I talk about my trip to Germany. You can read my introductory post by clicking this link: http://mila-georgieva.blogspot.com/2011/09/im-back.html.

We're off to Berlin now!

On the way to Berlin, we had a small break at the Bell Tower of Berlin Olympic Stadium and the next few pictures were taken from the top of the tower:

The Berlin Olympic Stadium. (Originally built for the 1936 summer Olympics).

The Stadium.

...now to the left hand side...

...and to the right hand side.

Berlin from the tower.

More stuff from the tower.

The next selection of pictures were taken while we were on our bus tour of Berlin. The pictures aren't too great because they are taken out of a window and I was sitting next to the aisle and not the window. Also, at  one point, my camera started acting up and the pictures were ruined. The battery died shortly afterwards and so, I didn't get very many pictures anyway.

Charlottenburg Palace.

The House of World cultures.


Main train station in Berlin.
Brandenburg Gate.

Part of the Berlin wall (sorry for the quality, the Wall was on the opposite side to the one where I was sitting).

The Reichstag with the Reichstag Dome in the background.

Checkpoint Charlie. (Which separated East and West Berlin.)

DDR Coat of Arms.

A street in Berlin.

Some Berlin wall art.

The Television Tower in Berlin.
That's all I've got for Berlin. Pictures from Bergen-Belsen tomorrow.