Sunday, 20 April 2008

Der Britzer Garten

Way over in the "old East" is this fabulous park, Britzer Garten
We were a little bit early for the tulips in bloom, but some of them were out.
In particular was this yellow type of tulip, from a distance it looked like a bunch of bananas hanging from a small tree!

It is a stunning garden, with lots of walking paths, small lakes, many playground areas, a "scenic train" runs through the grounds, and heaps of cafes scattered over 90 acres of parkland!

The kids had a great time, we found this hill, and they decided it was perfect to roll down, which they did over and over....unfortunately the last week we have had heaps of rain, so there were some very muddy patches down the bottom. So the kids were filthy...thanks good ness for stain remover! Anyway, they didn't care, and they had a great time!

and then you have to wak up the hill again to start again!

See Alexander's knitted socks...he loves them, but it is almost too warm to be wearing them now...he has requested some cotton ones for Summer!

and after the mandatory "sensible" photo, they want to do the madatory "silly" photo...thank goodness for digital cameras....

Lots of different playgrounds to explore. We walked for awhile and then we would stop at a playground for the kids to run around and play. This one, they dug a tunnel under the wooden house, made sand castles together.

See Cameron's glasses? He was having trouble seeing the white board at school, we got his eyes tested, and yes, he needed glasses (that would explain why he continued to get closer and closer to the TV! He is thrilled with them, and amazed at how he can see things now! He spent the 1st couple of days looking through his glasses, then lifting them up to see the difference! Thankfully they make fairly sturdy glasses for kids, and they survived the rolling down hills and jumping off small wooden houses!!

Outside the Garten are some "garden houses" is one of the gardens...I don't know what sort of comment I can add to this one, but it must be a real pain in the butt to mow the lawn.


Anonymous said...

Gee the flowers look like daffodills to me, nothing like a tulip,have you forgotten what they look like. Love Dad.

Leanna said...

I thought they looked like daffodils too :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicole,

I've just "found" this part of your blog
and may I friendly explain to you that the "banana-tulip" is a flower called "Kaiserkrone" (Emperors crown?)(Fritillaria imperialis) and you've visited the Britzer Garden in the "old west part(American sector)" of the city(o; .

If you'll visit the beautyful!!!Asian style garden in Marzahn, so you'll be in the "old east part".

Lot of greetings,