Lunch at a market in front of the neogothic Nauen Gate.
We stood in the longest line at the market for some tasty fresh pasta.
We first came upon the Church of Peace.
I looked up what the latin inscript around the apse reads: "Lord, I have love for the site of your house and the place where your glory resides."
And above that, Isaiah 9:6 - "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
The beautiful inner courtyard in the church of Peace
As we continued through the grounds we came to this building with four little potted lemon trees! I exclaimed with delight at their sight! :) They brought back tender and sad memories of our own little lemon tree who is no longer with us.
Sanssouci Palace and Vineyards.
Down the tree-lined lane, around the majestic fountain, up through the vineyards, to admire the yellow palace. A magical experience.
A party place of the past, we imagined, with carriages and lighted torches and the sound of lively string quartets filling the air.
We walked past the Sanssouci palace and to the left, finding a downhill pasture with a canopy of trees providing shade amid scattered sunlight. Laura spread her scarf as a blanket and the four of us sat - each on a corner. It felt like our private little place, undiscovered by most visitors and belonging to us for the moment.
We opened our beverages - ginger beer for Laura, Erdinger for Isaac & Tyler and Club-Mate for me.
We stayed there for a good while. This time remains one of our most cherished and remembered - it was the first time I felt deeply rested in my heart from the chaos of travel and re-connected to our friends.
As we continued on, we came to the Orangery Palace which had a exotic Mediterranean theme.
The last palace we saw in Potsdam, New Palace.