Berlin May 2013

The Holocaust Memorial
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The Berlin Wall
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The American Embassy
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Subway Escalator
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Downtown Scenes

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(The statue is by Alexander Polzin who was born in East Berlin in 1973. It is a memorial to Giordano Bruno who was burned at the stake for supporting Copernicus and denying the divinity of Christ. The statue appears to be melting in flames and is intended to disturb the observer and cause them to contemplate using reason to improve the human condition.)

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39 thoughts on “Berlin May 2013

    • No they are free standing concrete boxes of different sizes and many of them are not straight. I have more photos of it and will post 1 or 2 tomorrow. Cheers to you my friend~

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    • hmmmm….I know what fernweh means because I have a serious case of it!!! Wanertrieb nope, but possibly similar. I run into trouble when I cross a lot of borders. I start combining languages in sentences by mistake and come up with some real doozies!! This was no problem in the Czech Republic as I spoke not one word!!!

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      • Maybe I left out a letter. Wandertrieb. Bet you can translate that, easily. I have the fernweh, myself. German has some lovely words that don’t exist in English. Or that take a whole paragraph to translate. American English does have the advantage of being dynamic and evolving, incorporating bits of other languages to fill gaps. So if you have an eclectic mix of words, you’re allowed to still call it English. I give you permission. Is not Czech Indo-European?

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    • Yes we do! Jim loves these! I tend to to dislike them but he loves them because he can get free tickets, but really bad flight times and really bad seats! LOL! Honestly, I will post some colors of Berlin but they may as well be B/W. It is not a super colorful city especially with grey, cloudy skies.

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  1. Very interesting. A friend of mine was teaching in Germany when the Wall came down. Exciting times. I still have a chunk of it in my desk. There may be other cities that have embodied, for good and ill, the history of changes in Europe over the last 100 years as deeply as Berlin, but none more so. Ken

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    • Yes. Very much so. The impact of history still affects the city. I am posting more about Berlin today. The former East Berlin is incredible. It is an interesting city.

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  2. Amazing miles you travel, it’s exciting seeing the world through your eyes. I was in Berlin and at the wall several years before it came down – your post immediately brought back memories of the guards, towers, fences. I loved your shots of Prague, such a contrast.

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  3. Very interesting city — a few odd things as well, but that’s what makes the world interesting! This is the first time I’ve seen you use the B&W (I’m still THAT new to WordPress), and it really gave the photos depth. The upside-down lady statue was really unique, to say the least!

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    • Yes Berlin is very interesting. I tried b/w for the first time in Vienna and I like it too. So Berlin was the second time. Loving your photos as well. Cheers to you & thanks~

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  4. The statue is by Alexander Polzin who was born in East Berlin in 1973. It is supposed to be a memorial to Giordano Bruno who was burned at the stake for supporting Copernicus and denying the divinity of Christ. The statue appears to be melting in flames and is supposed to bother the observer and cause them to contemplate using reason to improve the world.

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