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2006 Nov Berlin

t6%2f28%2f45828%2f4%2f69666295.h9THPVx9.jpg James, Nancy and myself in Atlanta Airport
James, Nancy and myself in Atlanta Airport
where I'm staying, Citystay Hostel  (single room, my room has a balcony that is inside the courtyard)
where I'm staying, Citystay Hostel (single room, my room has a balcony that is inside the courtyard)
TV tower and 13th century Marienkirche (St Mary's church) considered Berlin's 2nd oldest church after the Nikolaikirche
TV tower and 13th century Marienkirche (St Mary's church) considered Berlin's 2nd oldest church after the Nikolaikirche
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river Spree
Berliner Dom , The Berlin Cathedral cuta a majestic figure in its prime spot on Museumsinel.
Berliner Dom , The Berlin Cathedral cuta a majestic figure in its prime spot on Museumsinel.
t6%2f28%2f45828%2f4%2f70473104.esQadPme.jpg Completed in 1905 in ornate Italian Renaissance style, this was where the royal Hohenzollerns-the Prussian royal family worship
Completed in 1905 in ornate Italian Renaissance style, this was where the royal Hohenzollerns-the Prussian royal family worship
Altes Museum (Old Museum, 1830) was the first exhibition space to be built on Museumsinsel.
Altes Museum (Old Museum, 1830) was the first exhibition space to be built on Museumsinsel.
t6%2f28%2f45828%2f4%2f70473107.znupQyFW.jpg Humboldt Universitat (University)  Berlin's oldest university.   Albert Einstein taught here for 18 years
Humboldt Universitat (University) Berlin's oldest university. Albert Einstein taught here for 18 years
Sankt-Hedwigs-Kathedrale,   (St-Hedwig-Cathedral 1773 giant copper dome overlooks Bebelplatz)
Sankt-Hedwigs-Kathedrale, (St-Hedwig-Cathedral 1773 giant copper dome overlooks Bebelplatz)
Franzosischer Dom (French Cathedral) completed in 1705
Franzosischer Dom (French Cathedral) completed in 1705
Gendarmenmarkt is Berlin's most beautiful square created in 1700
Gendarmenmarkt is Berlin's most beautiful square created in 1700
One of Schinkel's finest accomplishments, the Konzerthaus (1821) Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester is here
One of Schinkel's finest accomplishments, the Konzerthaus (1821) Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester is here
Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) 1708
Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) 1708
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Checkpoint Charlie
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Checkpoint Charlie
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you are entering the American sector carrying weapons off duty forbidden obey traffic rules.
Berliner Mauer 1961-1989  (the bricks alone the road and the sidwalk is where the Berlin Wall was standing)
Berliner Mauer 1961-1989 (the bricks alone the road and the sidwalk is where the Berlin Wall was standing)
man selling pieces of the wall  ( I think his name was Frank but I don't really remember)
man selling pieces of the wall ( I think his name was Frank but I don't really remember)
Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall
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me at the Berlin Wall
me at the Berlin Wall
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former Reichsluftfahrts Ministerium (now home of the Fedral Finance Ministry)
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Holocaust Memorial took 17 yrs of discussion, planning and construction, but on 8 May 2005 the memorial to the Jewish victims
Holocaust Memorial took 17 yrs of discussion, planning and construction, but on 8 May 2005 the memorial to the Jewish victims
of the Nazi-planned genocide of WWII was finally dedicated.  it occupies a space the size of a football field
of the Nazi-planned genocide of WWII was finally dedicated. it occupies a space the size of a football field
2711 rectangular concrete blocks of varying height positioned on undulating ground as thought it were some giant cemetery
2711 rectangular concrete blocks of varying height positioned on undulating ground as thought it were some giant cemetery
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Unter den Linden
Brandenburger Tor  (Brandenburg Gate)
Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate)
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Johann Gottfried Schadow's Quadriga, a sculpture of the winged goddess of victory piloting a horse drawn chariot
colum of the gate
colum of the gate
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new US Embassy being built
Reichstag
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walking the glass dome on top of Reichstag
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putting up the Christmas lights
putting up the Christmas lights
ok, getting hungry and there was all these outside market stalls with food and selling things, so I choose this one
ok, getting hungry and there was all these outside market stalls with food and selling things, so I choose this one
everything written in German, so I just choose these potatoes fried in who knows what but they were delicious
everything written in German, so I just choose these potatoes fried in who knows what but they were delicious
potatoes, onions, kraut, looks like some kind of meat and some kind of sausage thingy
potatoes, onions, kraut, looks like some kind of meat and some kind of sausage thingy
this was right where I got off the bus at the Hildebrand Str.
this was right where I got off the bus at the Hildebrand Str.
Tiergarten, 167 hectares one of the world's largest city parks
Tiergarten, 167 hectares one of the world's largest city parks
Siegessaule (Victory Column) 5 large roads merge into the roundabout called Grosser Stern
Siegessaule (Victory Column) 5 large roads merge into the roundabout called Grosser Stern
triumphal column commemorating successful 19th century Prussian military exploits notably
triumphal column commemorating successful 19th century Prussian military exploits notably
 over Denmark 1864, Austria 1866 and France 1871
over Denmark 1864, Austria 1866 and France 1871
the larger gilded lady on top stands 8.3m tall, predictably represents the goddess of Victory
the larger gilded lady on top stands 8.3m tall, predictably represents the goddess of Victory
exotic elephant gates marks the gateway to the Berlin Zoo
exotic elephant gates marks the gateway to the Berlin Zoo
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rare giant panda donated by China
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t6%2f28%2f45828%2f4%2f70508570.Gh3dPmLN.jpg Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (1895)
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (1895)
destroyed in 1943 by Allied bombs, the husk of the neo-Roman-esque church's west tower
destroyed in 1943 by Allied bombs, the husk of the neo-Roman-esque church's west tower
is one of Berlin's most haunting and enduring landmarks.
is one of Berlin's most haunting and enduring landmarks.
it's now home to a Gedenkhalle (Memorial Hall)
it's now home to a Gedenkhalle (Memorial Hall)
the ceiling
the ceiling
Jesus Statue
Jesus Statue
ceiling
ceiling
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t6%2f28%2f45828%2f4%2f70508592.DBJsI3hR.jpg KFC in Berlin  (no, I didn't eat here), Europa Center in the West Berlin City near Kurfuerstendamm
KFC in Berlin (no, I didn't eat here), "Europa Center" in the West Berlin City near Kurfuerstendamm
KaDeWe, 2nd largest consumer temple in Europe (Harrod's of London is #1)
KaDeWe, 2nd largest consumer temple in Europe (Harrod's of London is #1)
7 floors of everything, 6th floor is the Gourmet Food department
7 floors of everything, 6th floor is the Gourmet Food department
Christmas tree where you walk in one of the doors
Christmas tree where you walk in one of the doors
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freshly renovated, chalk white, neiclassical palace is the official residence of the German president
built in 1785 by Philipp Daniel Boumann for the youngest brother of Frederick the Great
built in 1785 by Philipp Daniel Boumann for the youngest brother of Frederick the Great
Adlon Kempinski (hotel) Berlin's most high-profile defender of the grand tradition has been a celebrity magnet since first
Adlon Kempinski (hotel) Berlin's most high-profile defender of the grand tradition has been a celebrity magnet since first
opening its portals in 1907.  Faithfully rebuilt after the fall of the Berlin Wall
opening its portals in 1907. Faithfully rebuilt after the fall of the Berlin Wall
t6%2f28%2f45828%2f4%2f70508629.wLIIC00X.jpg Pariser Platz
Pariser Platz
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built in 1818 the neoclassical Neue Wache (new guardhouse) was Schinkel's first major Berlin commission and is now a memorial to
the 'victims of war and tyranny' the inner courtyard was covered in 1931 leaving only a skylight which now spotlights
the 'victims of war and tyranny' the inner courtyard was covered in 1931 leaving only a skylight which now spotlights
Kathe Kollwitz's heart-wrenching sculpture Mother and her Dead Son, also known as Pieta
Kathe Kollwitz's heart-wrenching sculpture Mother and her Dead Son, also known as Pieta
t6%2f28%2f45828%2f4%2f70508638.oluyauCH.jpg t6%2f28%2f45828%2f4%2f70508644.JB2KCYFF.jpg the pink building is the baroque Zeughaus, a former royal armoury completed in 1706.
the pink building is the baroque Zeughaus, a former royal armoury completed in 1706.
IM Peri Bau designed by the Mandarian of Modernism
IM Peri Bau designed by the Mandarian of Modernism
Berliner Dom
Berliner Dom
Fernsehturm (TV tower) is Berlin's tallest structure, soaring skyward fro 368m
Fernsehturm (TV tower) is Berlin's tallest structure, soaring skyward fro 368m
Berliner Dom
Berliner Dom
Altes Museum
Altes Museum
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