This morning we all headed over to the German Museum of Technology which from the outside looked a pretty huge building with a huge plane sitting on the roof and hanging out over the front – that was kind of cool.
Because we’re massive geeks we all headed straight up to the computer exhibit first which was pretty awesome. It had all this information on this German guy, Konrad Zuse, who created the world first programmable computer. It took you through his history and all the different computers he made from the Z1 and then as they got more and more advanced. It was really interesting.
After this I kind of split off from the group – I’m weird like that. Going to museums with others is great but I also love just going myself so I can do all the geeky things I want to do and spend as much time looking at things as I want and just being very uncool.
So after this I looked round a bunch of exhibits by myself – Textiles, Papermaking, Printmaking, Trains, Jewellery Making, Suitcase Making (Don’t ask, it was weird and just opposite the jewellery bit, I guess it was sort of interesting but also pretty strange…), Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals (which was [i]really[/i] interesting), boats and planes.
I wish I’d had more time to look at the boats because they had this really cool section of model boats which, and this is really embarrassing for me to admit, but I absolutely love them! It started when I was a kid and I went to the maritime museum in Liverpool and I just fell in love with all the little boat models they had and all the detail that was put into them, I could spend hours looking at them. Anyway, that’s one of my geekiest confessions out there now…
So two of the most interesting bits were the Photography section and Film technology. They were both a lot of fun and really interesting and I could have spent hours in just those two parts.
Early afternoon we headed over to Postsdamer Platz to grab some food. I got a box of noodles with chicken and a curry sauce and it was so tasty!
Then we headed out and to the Sony Centre which has a crazy, impressive looking roof and it’s kind of huge! We even ventured into the Sony shop where I fell in love with a video camera and had my heart broken when I had to leave it behind.
We headed back to the hostel and then headed out for food. We ended up in this incredible Indian place where I had the tastiest curry! And then we headed out for a couple of drinks in a cute little pub (and I got asked for ID for the first time in Germany) and then to the bar next door for some incredible cocktails!