Men In The Tube

This sight greeted us one early morning in Berlin while we were on the way down through to our breakfast.  It’s not the view we normally get to see when we are riding an elevator, and that day was by chance a view of two men cleaning the Aquadom in Berlin.  While the hotel workers under the tube were busy tending their guests, the two divers in the tube were having a good swim while feeding some 2600 fish in different species.

According to Wikipedia, this Aquadom in Berlin is the largest acrylic cylinder in the world.  I didn’t know about this but what I knew was that it was the largest aquarium I have ever seen.  Hubby and I didn’t know and haven’t heard about the said Aquadom before.  It was a mere coincidence of discovering this fascinating attraction in Berlin when we stayed at the Radisson Blu (formerly Radisson SAS) Hotel where the AquaDom is located. It is the center of attraction in the hotel’s lobby but the entrance to the Dom is next to the hotel through Sea Life Berlin which maintained it .  The Dom offers a two storied-elevator ride where one can experience deep-sea diving without actually being in the water.  The ride is both fun and educational as one gets a closer look of the sea life (especially the tropical fish) at the same time learning about them.

Two divers in the AquaDom cleaning the tube and feeding the fish

Two divers in the AquaDom cleaning and feeding the fish

Accordingly, these professional divers are working full time and they are cleaning the Dom everyday.  Unfortunately, we’d seen them just once, maybe because we slept in most.

Comments

  1. 15

    livingstain says

    ahhh sa berlin pala yan… maganda ang pagkakagawa at ang idea… kaso nakakalungkot na dati isda ang nakalagay jan ngayon tao na… anakna….

    bakit tinatanong ako kung anong 3+8, buti na lang may katabi akong calculator…. hahaha…
    .-= livingstain´s last blog ..Let’s Party People =-.

    • 16

      Marlene says

      Hindi naman buong araw ang dalawang tao diyan, naglilinis lang at pinapakain ang mga isda. Siyempre nandiyan pa rin ang mga isda, hindi na aquarium yun kung wala. :-)

      Buti sinagot mo, kung hindi, di ko rin nakita comment mo, hahaa! Takot ka rin sa math, kagaya ko.

  2. 39

    Walongbote says

    Yay ate! Grabe now lang me nakakita ng ganyan, ang laking aquarium nya nyan. Pero parang di na xa aquarium,c0nsidEreD parang manila ocean park ung dating nya.. Pero nice talaga! Lucky you makakita ng ganyan.

    • 42

      Marlene says

      I’m sure it would give a boost on tourism in the Phil. if we have one like this.

      Thanks for visiting. Not many bloggers would visit their ad spacers though. I used to do it before but I’d stopped for some reasons.

  3. 46

    purita says

    wow Marlene its amazing first time for me to see such kind of aquarium. Though we have the Ocean Park here in Manila but this one is so great !!!!

    • 49

      Marlene says

      Ang ganda talaga nito and we’re lucky to see those men inside the aquarium. But I heard there’s also like this in Manila, don’t know how big though.

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