Saturday, 3 January 2009

And in Berlin...(Part III)

Eva-Jane and I just got back from Berlin, we had a simply wonderful time in a grand city. I can't recommend a visit enough if you've not yet been, will blog on it in depth at a later time but here is a collection of our images...




















9 comments:

  1. Welcome back mate! I can't wait to hear more about your impressions, Berlin have such a character! Aren't German's among the most stereotyped people in the world? :-) I find them diverse and interesting, and nothing of the common stereotypes against them!

    btw, pictures 3 and 7 are gross! you look way too Gestapo to be trusted!

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  2. Indeed it does, characterful and wonderful. And they are indeed diverse and hard to pin down, as we all are i think but Brits are lazy when it comes to Europe.

    It's me German roots that give me the Nazi feel...

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  3. Is that HAT because you are bald or is it really that cold there????

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  4. By the way, what is the story of the Nazi xmas tree?

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  5. M@: it was very cold you cheeky bastard.

    Mohamed: well, Nazi Xmas decorations were common in Germany at the time, the tree itself was in The Story of Berlin Museum, an excellent museum indeed.

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  6. Berlin has a fucking great edgy vibe - somewhat akin to London and NYC (or so I think anyway). One of my favourite memories is of a snowy day in November 1989 (when the wall was coming down) and I sought refuge in the aquarium. I was watching some jelly fish against a black backdrop and commented to my friend, "they look like spaceships" and a blonde, German boy of about 5 seemed to have to muster up his courage before he looked over to me and said, 'Hello' - putting his English lessons to work. I wanted to hug him.

    Other than that, I was super impressed with the German response to WW2 atrocities. The number of monuments, prime real estate reserved to remember. It's commendable.

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  7. Clarissa: agreed, we went to the aquarium and saw the very same jellyfish (or not, don't know how long they live for).

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  8. Lovely. I was taken aback briefly as my daughter's name is Eva. When she was in Russia they pronounced it Ava because evidently it means something unpleasant correctly pronounced. Yes I know, but I am just feeling strangely random today.

    I'm sorry but the word verification is expric. Does that mean the same thing in UK as here?

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  9. Eva is a lovely name, means life I think.

    As for expric...if you mean ex is a prick' then yes, if notm, then no.

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