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Berlin, 2009
Through my eyes ...
20 years after the wall.

Berlin Wall
Berlin is so rich in culture and diversity, and such a visually enchanting city to visit.
Art is simply everywhere.
Just watch and follow what the Germans do, safest way to travel when you
do not speak the language
. Such things like where to punch your ticket on the bus, or
how to open the subway door when you need to exit at a station are vital!


Frank Gehry DZ Bank
Frank Gehry DZ Bank
Cold War
Cold War
listening towers

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Berliner Dome
Bode Museum
Berliner Dome
Berlin subway
Berlin
map of wall
Berlin Grafitti
Berlin from above
The last Berlin Wall
original wall

Baltic Sea
Lawn
Neptune
Auschwitz plaques
"stumbling blocks"
Berlin art

Einstein taught here
Where Einstein taught
Sundial
Berlin Grafitti
Westin Grand

The Wall
Berlin Wall
Berlin
Brandenburg Gate
Church
East Berlin

Contemporary church

street fair
TV tower
The television tower
750th Anniv
art and me

Berlin art

the Berlin aquarium
Berlin Aquarium


art everywhere
An array of rooftops
Art community
Dove of Peace
All potatoes

One scary adventure we took was hiking out to see the Listening Towers from the Cold War. Hidden on a mountaintop, surrounded by a million trees, three fences surrounded these towers overlooking Berlin. We did not sneak through the fence, even though a friend told us it was totally worth checking out the interiors of these towers where artists have taken over to create a friendlier environment. The whole area was hidden in overgrown vines with only two entrance ways cut into the fence, and a lot of fixed fence where people had tried to make ways in.

On the second day of our trip I photographed two armed policemen as we ran to the train. I forgot to turn off my flash, which alerted them and they quickly descended upon me. I knew to erase the photo in front of them and was grateful that was all that was necessary. After that I decided I would not do anything wrong anymore.

The aquarium is always a special place for me. Berlin did not let me down. Most amazing was a creature that was part shark, part stingray. It had a transparent nostril area. We were there during reptile feeding time and witnessed some escaped crickets. The anaconda was wild...

This city is wonderfully rich in public art, it is everywhere you turn. Some amazing things, a church interior lit by blue faceted glass, a extrodinary Bauhaus exhibit, and a wall full of sheep painted and made in fabric. It was a cultural journey rich in adventure and amazement.

destruction and new
Berlin Wall
Das Cafe
Berlin
Berlin bottle stops
crown view
 

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