Lately, whenever I feel like my weight loss resolve is being compromised or I need a boast to keep me going, I do some virtual sight-seeing to remind me what I am working towards. For me, Berlin isn't just a place to take a vacation. It represents adventure and the freedom to have new experiences. This is also a big part of my motivation to loss weight. Nothing fuels me more than imagining myself 100 lbs lighter, being able to roam and explore this city rich in history, meeting new people and experiencing a multitude of cultural events. It may sound odd, but it works for me.
Yesterday, while I was doing my virtual sight-seeing, I came across the Monbijoutheater. This open amphitheater is located on the eastern bank of the Spree River across from Museum Island in the Mitte District of Berlin. This is essentially the very heart of Berlin in an area filled with museums, boat tours along the Spree, fantastic restaurants and beach parties complete with sand on the river.
The design of the theater has the look of a Elizabethan playhouse complete with wooden benches and open timber. The performances range from concerts to Shakespearian plays. In fact they are performing Ein Sommernachtstraum (A Midsummer Night's Dream) this July. The entire venue is in the shadow of the Bode Museum at the tip of Museum Island. It looks incredible and I'm looking forward to attending a show there when I hit my 100 lbs mark!