Summer Break

Over the past month, I’ve been incredibly busy and this is my excuse for being so inactive on my blog. I had an amazing trip to Berlin with my boyfriend, Dec. It was one of the most interesting holidays I’ve been on. Since my boyfriend is a history undergraduate, museums and art galleries suit us very nicely. I was so happy to share our academic interests in such a beautiful city. Here are a few pictures from my holiday:

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I finally got to see a painting by my favourite artist, Casper David Friedrich, in real life. It was a special exhibition called Wanderlust in the Alte Nationalgalerie.

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We went to a really cute pub that had a jukebox and has a chalkboard that said ‘We don’t have Wi-Fi, talk to each other.’

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Athena portrait in the Pergamonmuseum.

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Admiring the beautiful Romantic landscape.

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View from the Reichstag.

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Brandenburg Tor in the heat.

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Perhaps one of my favourite experiences was visiting Sachsenhausen concentration camp. It was particularly harrowing to see the bunk beds in the barracks. For me, it really made the experience a reality for me. I would highly recommend visiting and respecting the area.

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Portrait of Dionysos, a Greek god who I find highly intriguing.

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Ancient Greek inscriptions in the Pergamonmuseum.

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The German History Museum was amazing.

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Sunset city view from the top of the TV tower.

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The Eastside gallery’s wise words.

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Berlin at dusk.

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The Soviet kiss.

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Our hotel on the last night.

As well as going on holiday, I got myself a job! I now work at M&S as a warehouse operative. I’m so proud that I finally managed to overcome my anxiety and begin to earn money for myself. Everyone in the warehouse is so friendly and patient with me, I really hope to be put on more than a temporary summer contract.

In terms of what I’m reading, I’ve been a bit all over the place. Just before I got a job I began reading Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky. I’m still only around 200 pages in of 500 so it may be a while until I get around to writing about it. However, look forward to an incredibly delayed June reading wrap-up!

Stay tuned, and thank you for reading,

Mol 🙂

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One comment on “Summer Break”
  1. Pat Cawthorn says:

    Fantastic pictures of Berlin .. A holiday with a purpose ! We did a similar holiday in Italy .. There is so much history in Europe .
    So pleased to hear about the M and S job ..Good experience as well as an extra money earner
    Enjoy Aberystwith it seems to be a happy place … (Dad likes the Welsh mountains too )

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