Berlin


Quick jaunt to Berlin to see what it was like...an amazing bustling city with an edge, lots of young people, graffiti EVERYWHERE, cafes and restaurants spilling out into the streets.

Still hard for me to tell east from west, although there is a pronounced footprint of "the wall" made of impeded cobblestones which run east and west.

I read you can see from the International Space Station the west, the lights are white; to the east, they’re yellow!

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, completed in 2004, also known as the Holocaust Memorial 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 4.7-acre site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 7 ft 10 in x (3 ft 1 in wide and vary in height from 7.9 in to 15 ft. They are organized in rows, 54 of them going north–south, and 87 heading east–west at right angles but set slightly askew.

A late night visit) was haunting, a huge city block of a maze of great rectangular blocks, almost a city, which you stroll thru, anticipating who is around each corner - they could have been empty streets, or tombstones... haunting!

great garffiti!


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