Jun
14
2010

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Puppet Museum

by Tara

We're saving most of our Berlin sightseeing for when Nadine and Felix come to visit in a few days. In the meantime, we're working (a lot), sorting out car logistics, and very occasionally venturing out into the city. Today, we took trip to see a puppet museum in town. Though I told him he didn't have to, Tyler roused himself from his meager three hours of sleep to join me.

With a non-functioning Tyler in tow, I navigated us through Berlin's U-Bahn.

Berliner Strasse

For him, it was all a blur. He slept for most of the ride.

Subway Reflections Exhausted Tyler Berlin Subway Window

I woke him up when it was time to change trains, and emerge from the underground at Karl-Marx-Straße station.

Puppen Theater Museum

I love puppets, so I was really excited! We were very disappointed though, after we purchased our tickets, they informed us that no photos were allowed. The place was too small to sneak any, and even when I begged to take just one of my very favorite puppet, they were disinclined to acquiesce to my request. BOOOOO, Berlin puppet museum. Lame.

We still had fun, though, and Tyler found it amusing how goofy I get around puppets. I can't help but take on what I imagine their personalities to be! We had a good laugh thinking about our friend, David, and how he is the same way about his Ugly Dolls. In my next life I will be a puppeteer and work for Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

While I didn't get any photos inside the building, I was happy to see that my favorite puppet—a five-foot tall awesomely creepy witchy woman from a troupe in Granada, Spain—was featured on the poster outside the museum. Here is a terrible photo, but its all I've got to remember her by.

Berlin Puppet

Photo taken, we wandered around for a bit, reading at a bookstore and eating ice cream sundaes before heading home.

Hermannplatz Berlin Subway

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3 comments

Daniel Kingery loves in Berlin. Perhaps you know him, Tara. He went to Uni, too. He was VERY artistic. Daniel lived in Urbana when he was in school. His mother is a speech teacher there. Good luck in your travels. I read you RELIGIOUSLY! I love your journal.
Posted by Joyce Sigler on June 18th, 2010 at 1:52 AM
Tara! Celeste, also from Uni here. I'm on my way to Berlin tomorrow, arriving on the 23rd. It'd be great to try and see you while I'm there — maybe we can have some tourist adventures together?
Posted by Celeste LeCompte on June 21st, 2010 at 10:46 PM
Gah! I can't believe I never responded to you guys!

Joyce, thanks so much for following along, and for your consistent words of support.

Celeste, we left before you arrived, but it would have been so nice to hang out. I apologize for not responding sooner, geez. All the best!
Posted by Tara on October 30th, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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