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Tracking The Potsdam Conference

And Returning to the Ship


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Prequel

My mother and daughter went to Potsdam on their tour into East Germany in 1976). They went to San Souci.
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I have a couple of photos my daughter took there.
SanSouci1.JPGSanSouci

SanSouci


They were shown the room where the Potsdam conference was held. My mother (as was her wont) took a photo out of the window. Some of the other people on the tour came to her and said that the guards were upset about the photo as it would show the East German side of "the wall". They said she should make herself scarce. So she and my daughter put on their raincoats, and hid their cameras and got back on the bus. The photo did not show anything remarkable - it was just a bleak landscape. I don't have that photo right now.

End Prequel

After lunch, we got on a boat and rode out to Potsdam
Dock in Berlin

Dock in Berlin

Playground near the dock

Playground near the dock


Dog on the dock

Dog on the dock


Looking back at the stern

Looking back at the stern

Mallard near the dock

Mallard near the dock


4800934-Passing_boat_Potsdam.jpgPassing boat on the left - Guide at the front of the boat

Passing boat on the left - Guide at the front of the boat


Pfaueninsel

Pfaueninsel

Boats

Boats

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

One of the ferry boats

One of the ferry boats


Beach

Beach

House on shore

House on shore

Aid to Navigation

Aid to Navigation

Boat house

Boat house


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It was a nice boat ride (we were on the top deck) and B slept a little bit on the life preserver box.
4800872-Bridge_from_the_ferry_Potsdam.jpgGlienicke Bridge from the ferry

Glienicke Bridge from the ferry

4800875-Glienicke_Bridge_Potsdam.jpgGlienicke Bridge

Glienicke Bridge

4800907-Peacock_Island_Palace_Potsdam.jpgPeacock Island Palace

Peacock Island Palace

Lower deck of the boat

Lower deck of the boat

Ladies room

Ladies room

Looking out through a window screen or curtain

Looking out through a window screen or curtain


Boat landing

Boat landing


We got to Potsdam about 1500, and walked up to Cecilienhof where the Potsdam Conference was held. Here I decided it would be too much walking for me, so Suzanne (our minder) took me back to the bus. My granddaughter went on with the group. She reported that the tour was was mostly of the gardens
Scene walking up to the palace

Scene walking up to the palace

Still a Red Star in the garden

Still a Red Star in the garden

4800666-Garden_topiaries_Potsdam.jpgSide door with topiary

Side door with topiary

Ladybug on a leaf

Ladybug on a leaf

4800772-Flowers_and_Flower_Fauna_Potsdam.jpgDay Lily

Day Lily


Spider on a poppy bud

Spider on a poppy bud


and they didn't go into the house. The best she was able to do was to take a pictureure of the window in the room where the Potsdam conference was held.
Window to the room of the Potsdam conference

Window to the room of the Potsdam conference

4800665-Timberframe_construction_Potsdam.jpgChimney Pots of Cecilienhof

Chimney Pots of Cecilienhof


Then we got back on the bus and drove around Potsdam itself
Potsdam medieval wall

Potsdam medieval wall

Gate

Gate


Street in Potsdam

Street in Potsdam

Approaching the Potsdam Filmmuseum

Approaching the Potsdam Filmmuseum

New Palace as we pass

New Palace as we pass

Our bus follows the green line

Our bus follows the green line

Trams and buses

Trams and buses

Obelisk Gate of San Souci

Obelisk Gate of San Souci

100_2001.JPGArch and Column

Arch and Column

Ornate top of New Chambers building

Ornate top of New Chambers building


Until we got to Sansouci Park.
Park map posted at Sans Souci

Park map posted at Sans Souci


Finally, here, even my granddaughter decided that it was too much to do so we both opted to stay in the bus area. She wanted an ice cream got to Sansouci Park. but I had only 1.5 euros and the concession stands
Candy land

Candy land


wouldn't take any other kind of money, so she got 1.5 euros worth of the gummy bear type candy.
Gummy Bear type candy

Gummy Bear type candy


Granddaughter reflected in the window

Granddaughter reflected in the window


Then the bus took us back to the train station where we were supposed to take our some seats for the ride back. But apparently the other four people in the compartment decided among themselves that we should have the window this time, so that's where we were. B slept a little. The train picked up the rest of the tour groups in Berlin and then the train took us back to the port.
Back on the train

Back on the train


Granddaughter on trip back

Granddaughter on trip back


Susanne (who is a college student - married - age 26 with a five year old and a 3 month old child) gave us
German chips

German chips


and
Nic Nacs

Nic Nacs


(both very salty) for snacks

WIndmills

WIndmills


We got back about 2030, and after dropping our stuff at the cabin, we went right to the dining room. They were having a BBQ on the Lido deck, but I was not up for that. I had Melon and Papaya slices and B had
Steamed Manila Clams

Steamed Manila Clams


as appetizers. She had double baked potato soup and I had Prime Rib. B went to bed after dinner, but I went out and took pictures of the port area in the dark (now about 2330).
From the deck

From the deck


Looking into a building

Looking into a building


B took almost 500 pictures, and I took 340. They are not all edited.

Posted by greatgrandmaR 10:42 Archived in Germany

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