Awesome Earth People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
One afternoon and evening, we ended up in this abandoned spy-listening station in Berlin that was used during the cold war. Now it’s this spooky place that has become a haven for graffiti artists. Every floor has extremely elaborate art all over the place. We came here about halfway through our European tour, and I remember I was SO TIRED and EXHAUSTED. This whole place had such a weird energy too it. I felt so unusual the entire time.
How pretty is this scene from our balcony? I don’t know if we were there a lucky week, but this was the view of the sunset every single night. It was so magical!
This is also kind of an extra-fun part of the evening for me for several reasons. One is, of course, I get to take photos. The second is that I know after it gets dark, we’re looking at an epic dinner coming at us! We were staying here at the Ritz-Carlton in Aruba and eating in the hotel every evening, so we knew an epic meal was on the way. I constantly ate way too much and was gaining about one pound per resort at this time. It was both amazing and depressing.
Wow, this place is always a winner. It’s no wonder that Peter Jackson fell in love with it when he was searching for the fictional “Hobbiton” during the early scouting days of Lord of the Rings. I believe the story is that he came in and bought the farm that was already there and put the previous owner in charge. I met that gentleman, Russell, a number of times and he’s a heck of a nice guy!