Here are some pics from the tour.
After the tour the group wanted food, but the only place we could find was a kebab place, which meant I was outta luck while everyone else munched away. I had eaten only two oranges all day, so I decided to head back to the hotel in search of a veggie restaurant instead of exploring Alexanderplatz with everyone else.
On the tram on the way back, I saw this girl with pink hair and facial piercings and really wanted a shot of her. So when she turned her head I snapped a picture, and she flipped! She started yelling at me in German, and I thought she was going to hit me. I pointed to my own hair in an attempt to explain why I was taking the picture, but she wasn't having it. I just turned around and protected my camera with my hands in case she tried anything.
The shot is a little blurry, but I wanted to put it in here anyway because it was an interesting experience.
I did find a great restaurant, though. There's a cute little vegetarian/vegan spot a street over from the hotel called Manna. I couldn't read the all-German menu, but that was no problem at all because the English-speaking chef came out and talked about every entree with me.
The cook is from London and came to Berlin on a visit and ended up playing in a band and doing theatre. I smelled an idea for my photo project.
The vegetable soup and salad were delicious. I could really taste the freshness of the beans and potatoes in the soup. After finishing, I talked to Dani (the chef) about possibly working with me for my project, and he agreed! I scribbled down his number and will be in touch in the next few days about an interview and further details.