I fancied myself at Berlin, Unter den Linden
, and I reflected that, having taken the serious step of visiting the head-quarters of the Gallic genius, I should try and project myself; as much as possible, into the circumstances which are in part the consequence and in part the cause of its irrepressible activity.
Down the broad main thoroughfare, which may once have been the historic Unter den Linden
, came a brilliant cortege.
Berlin, on Unter den Linden
? Or possibly Paris, on the Champs Elysees?
Wrapped in mystery, the Dau project will have its visitors go through a replica of the Berlin Wall to discover what Russian filmmaker Ilya Khrzhanovsky has made out of "the most insane film shoot of all time."If all city authorities involved green-light the project, a replica of the Berlin Wall will from October 12 to November 9 block an area surrounding Berlin's central boulevard Unter den Linden
, well known to tourists for its numerous historical landmarks.
In particular, having my collar felt by the Stasi (communist secret police) for taking too close an interest in the wall, close to Lenin Allee (now "Unter den Linden
" again) and near to the monument Gegen Fascismus und Militarismus, i.e.
Police asked people to leave the auditorium of Humboldt University, on downtown Berlin's Unter den Linden
Boulevard, shortly before GE-l was to deliver a speech on Turkish-German relations.
The present city is a lively tourists hotspot, offering various attractions including the tree-lined boulevard of Unter den Linden
, the century-old, Hackescher Markt station, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag parliament building.A four-night stay in Berlin costs around GBP625 per person.
Address: Unter den Linden
77, am Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin
Since German reunification, vast sums of money have been spent restoring Berlin to its former glory as the heart of the pre-war city was in the former Eastern sector; the cathedral, the University, the cafes of Unter den Linden
, plus much more.
The historical building, located on Unter den Linden
boulevard, belonged to the portfolio of CA Immo's German subsidiary Vivico, which was bought at the end of 2007.
This new release, the third Manon to appear on DVD this year, comes from Berlin's Staatsoper unter den Linden
in a co-production with Los Angeles Opera.
On the morning of 25 March, a first meeting - and a family photo' - will probably take place at the History Museum (avenue Unter den Linden
), followed by a lunch and press conference.