Sunday, 6 March 2011
up the hill
that same saturday, we walked up the hill. it was still cold, but the sun was out and it was ever so still under the trees. we walked past the church peter and paul and had coffee at the log house in nikolskoe. i never knew king frederick wilhelm III. built it in 1819 as a surprise for his daughter charlotte, who, two years previously, had married grand duke nicholas, later nicholas I of russia. when charlotte came to berlin for a visit, her father presented her with the log house "in the russian style". it was in fact an exact copy of a cottage he and his daughter had stayed at in russia when he last went to see her.
i want to go again in summer and sit on the terrace, overlooking the lake.
what are your best-loved day-trip destinations?
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