Posts Tagged ‘history’

Day 41

Posted: November 10, 2013 in A photo a day
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Berlin! I was afraid that the excitement of going there would wear off soon (seeing how I have to go there for work about once a week anyway), but I’m still very much in love with this place. I did some shopping, some walking around, some coffee-drinking-and-reading.
I also stumbled across a few sights, such as a the TV tower and Checkpoint Charlie. Yesterday happened to be a fateful day in German history, both Kristallnacht and the Fall of the German Wall happened November 9 (1938 and 1989, respectively). The perfect day to play in our capital! (Which, of course, I didn’t notice until I got home. Go figure.)

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Day 28

Posted: November 5, 2013 in A photo a day
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What seems like a throwaway shot has a lot of significance to me.
I had brunch in Berlin (Hotel Honigmond offers a great deal for Sunday brunch, though apparently it’s not necessarily recommendable as a hotel). On the way back, I noticed the distinct cobbles that run through Berlin where the Berlin Wall used to stand. I wonder whether seeing this will ever cease to get me a little choked up. (I don’t know which side is which. And that’s just as well.)