Berlin

A few shots from Berlin in 2008 - somewhere else I must revisit ...

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Self Portrait - '... the wall' - 365 days project - Near 'Checkpoint Charlie' - Berlin

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Outside the 'Hamburger Bahnhof' in Berlin. "A museum (gallery) of the present day". Current exhibitions by Beuys,Warhol, Erkmen and 'the avant-garde'.

glass ... steel ... blue

Berlin Hauptbahnhof

culture clash ...

'all art has been contemporary' ... museum entrance ... Berlin

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Self Portrait - 'man & beast' - 365 days project - Berlin Zoo - Germany

star...fish...blue

Berlin Zoo Aquarium

chameleon ...

Berlin Zoo ... looking for Karma ...

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Self Portrait - 'a reflective moment' - 365 days project - Taken at the 'Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe'

television tower ...

...one of the 49 buildings lit especially as part of the Festival of Lights in Berlin - 368 metres high erected between 1965 and 1969 this is Berlin's highest building.

'Dem Deutschen Volke' ...

On the roof of the Reichstag Building which houses the Bundestag Parliament in Berlin "to the German People"

S-Bahn ...

... a musical arrival in Berlin Germany ... somehow len_scapov managed to get in the picture!

geometry ...

seen in Berlin ... Germany

remembrance ...

"The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (German: Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), also known as the Holocaust Memorial (German: Holocaust-Mahnmal), is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It consists of a 19,000 square meter (4.7 acre) site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 2.38m (7.8') long, 0.95m (3' 1.5") wide and vary in height from 0.2 m to 4.8m (8" to 15'9"). According to Eisenman's project text, the stelae are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason. A 2005 copy of the Foundation for the Memorial's official English tourist pamphlet, however, states that the design represents a radical approach to the traditional concept of a memorial, partly because Eisenman did not use any symbolism. An attached underground "Place of Information" (German: Ort der Information) holds the names of all known Jewish Holocaust victims, obtained from the Israeli museum Yad Vashem. Building began on April 1, 2003 and was finished on December 15, 2004. It was inaugurated on May 10, 2005 and opened to the public on May 12 of the same year. It is located one block south of the Brandenburg Gate, in the Friedrichstadt neighborhood. The cost of construction was approximately €25 million." From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

let there be light ...

projections on the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) - part of the Festival of Lights - Berlin - Germany

puppetry...

Entertainment outside the Reichstag Building which houses the Bundestag Parliament in Berlin

contrast ...

Berliner Dom - Berlin Germany

angles & flags

On the roof of the Reichstag Building which houses the Bundestag Parliament in Berlin - "to the German People"

Brandenburg Gate ...

Berlin - Germany 2008

Ssssssssnake ...

Green Python (chondropython viridis) at Berlin Zoo in Germany

Oranienburger Straße ...

This is a street in central Berlin, the capital of Germany. The street is in the borough of Mitte, north of the River Spree. In the 19th and early 20th centuries this was the main Jewish area of Berlin. The most notable building on Oranienburger Straße is the New Synagogue (Neue Synagoge), which at the time of its opening in 1866 was the largest synagogue in Berlin. The Television Tower can be seen in the background.

crêpe light ...

Outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin ... Sorting through some of the thousands of photos I've taken in the last few years!

hippo III ...

Hippopotamus at Berlin Zoo ... Sorting through some of the thousands of photos I've taken in the last few years!