Arriving in Potsdam

Good afternoon everyone, hope all’s well.

I’ve arrived in Germany, and I’m staying in such a fairy tale house in Potsdam, near Berlin. It’s from the 1860’s (if I remember correctly) and it is often used as a film set for movies and TV series. Homeland was filmed here! Everything looks like it’s from the 19th century, and my new office here is complete with a gramophone and globe.

Almost just in the back yard are the grounds of the castle Sanssouci, which are just gorgeous, filled with fountains and statues and the most wonderful trees and flowers, with a lovely river cutting through it all.

And best of all here in Potsdam: I’m reunited with my friend. I met her at university and we have stayed close ever since. We wandered through the grounds, up by the castle and the old windmill and through a park to a cafΓ© and restaurant, where we had coffee and cake and sparkling wine. A perfect afternoon.

Today we are travelling up to my friend’s old, decaying castle, where we’ll be camping out all weekend with some fifteen other people. I’m sure it will be a challenge for me to be in such a heavy environment, but I’m hoping everything will be fine and I’ll be able to just enjoy the party. I don’t know what the internet connection will be like so you might not hear from me until next week, but we’ll see!

Love,

Hannah xx

My friend’s gorgeous old house in Potsdam, Germany

Coffee and fruit served in the kitchen for our catch-up.

The living room.

My heavenly bed, so dreamy.

My new (old) office. My mac looks so out of place!

 

The tree-lined entrance to the castle grounds.

Castle Sanssouci in Potsdam.

How cute is this wondrous little path?

We made some new friends!

Coffee, tea and cake!

And finally, some sparkling wine, perfect!

6 thoughts on “Arriving in Potsdam

  1. Em says:

    wow that is so beautiful Hannah! I love your office πŸ™‚ all the photos are so beautiful, you’ve really got skill there – are you a pro? those little birds!!! so squee πŸ™‚ xx enjoy the camping and looking forward to hearing more when you get back! Em

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    • hannahgreenexx says:

      Hi Em, thank you so much, it was a beautiful place to photograph! And thanks for saying, but I’m not a pro no, just a hobby photographer, but that’s a lovely compliment in the assumption! The birds were adorable πŸ™‚ xx

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