Category Archives: Berlin

Unser Glaube Ist Der Sieg

Detail of Berliner Dom. This is an awesome reconstruction considering it was heavily damaged by Allied bombing, below. “Our faith is the victory.”

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My Top Three Cafés in Berlin

Housed in a stately prewar building and featuring a pristine garden, Cafe Wintergarten im Literaturhaus, in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, is a real treat. The building also contains a bookstore on the ground floor, with naturally, many literary works. … Continue reading

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When all at once I saw a crowd…

A host of golden daffodils. This lovely scene I came across quite by accident in the Tiergarten, Berlin’s huge central park. This is one of the nicest parks I have seen. In parts of it you would imagine you are … Continue reading

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Potsdam for Regal Splendor

FIT FOR A KING, ER, HIS STAFF Frederick the Great didn’t fool around when he wanted to impress. He wasn’t going to let France and England get all the glory for their spectacular residences. The above  pair of buildings wasn’t … Continue reading

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Flowers for the Queen, Luise of Prussia

Although scarcely known outside Germany, Queen Luise is a popular and revered figure in German history. She is remembered for her efforts to obtain a better truce from Napoleon after Prussia’s disastrous defeat. This garden, dedicated to her memory, is … Continue reading

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Berlin’s most beautiful plaza? What’s your preference, old or new?

Gendarmenmarkt, obviously, is Berlin’s antique showpiece. Of course, all three buildings were rebuilt after the war. I will return at night to photograph it. During the blue hour preferably. The churches at right and  left have basically lost their interiors. The … Continue reading

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Colors of Berlin

The blocky architecture of Berlin can get monotonous so what do the Berliners do? They color it to cheer themselves up! Bullish on the Bode Museum You can’t get a more arresting historic building in Berlin than the Bode. Its … Continue reading

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