Berlin II

The Tiergarten
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The Russian War Memorial commemorating the Battle of Berlin.
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Bahnhof
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Carriage through the city!
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Reichstag
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Holocaust Memorial in the rain.
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Tourists having picnics and photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial. This struck me as insensitive.
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Auf Wiedersehen from Interesting Berlin!

29 thoughts on “Berlin II

  1. I have never been to Berlin! Now I have been there thanks to you! I just read “In the Garden of Beasts” – always wanted to see what the Tiergarten looked like! Thank you.

    • One had to read “In the Garden….” in order to appreciate Berlin and especially the Tiergarten. Thank you Rebecca. Berlin moves me a great deal. So much pain….

  2. Thanks for sharing your trip. I love all the architecture. People don’t mean to be rude I’m sure but it would be nice if they would stop and think.

    • I feel empathy for the Berliners. How were they supposed to rebuild their city after the war? I suspect this is why it has such a somber, stark aspect. The Nazi’s destroyed everyone they touched. Berliners are living with this today.

  3. thank you for showing us all sides of Berlin ( pun intended ) I don’t get the picnics either, but perhaps it can remind me that sometimes we humans lack awareness….

  4. Very strange that these tourists were allowed to picnic inside the memorial. I remember when I was there that there were security guards who prevented people from climbing on top of the lower pillars. It is indeed very insensitive or shows a total lack of understanding of the Holocaust and what this memorial means. I hope someone told them eventually that this isn’t a park. Great pictures! (Suzanne)

    • Thank you. I think it must have been because they had that huge football game in Berlin and the guards were distracted. People were standing all over the boxes for photo-ops.

  5. Interesting architecture…the gloomy day makes for a stark looking city…definitely a departure from Prague…great photos regardless.

  6. Your use of black and white, or even color shots that almost look black and white, captures an atmosphere that cannot easily be described.

    • Well thank you.. It was like the memorial was weeping and the camera captured this much better than I ever could. My husband felt this pervasive atmosphere as well and this is very unusual for him. Thank you sincerely for recognizing this. You must be sensitive~

  7. Remarkable career and about wishing you years of happiness .Jalal

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