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Travel Musings / 18.03.2013

Since I was a teen-ager I've been strongly sensitive to the horrors and the insanity of the Holocaust thus, during my recent trip to the German capital I couldn't miss seeing the Berlin Holocaust Memorial. While walking among the stelae of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial I was surprised by my unexpected reaction: intellectual admiration, but no strong emotions. Before visiting,...

Travel Postcards / 06.05.2012

I was quietly walking in Potsdam when I stepped into this unsettling graffiti. I couldn't help looking at it and feeling uneasy. What was making me uncomfortable was the Star of David which, to me, is so strongly linked to the Holocaust. Maybe there's nothing wrong with this graffiti, but since my attempts to decipher it were fruitless, I...

Travel Postcards / 28.03.2012

  The original Dutch windmill at Sanssouci Park - definitely a must-see if you are spending a few days in Berlin - , built in the late 1780's for want of Frederick William II, was unfortunately completely destroyed during WWII and later reconstructed. Today, the Dutch windmill has become a contemporary art gallery while it also...

Cities, Culture and Art / 23.03.2012

I visited Berlin more than 20 years ago, at a time when the world was so different. [caption id="attachment_8360" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Soldier Conrad Schumann Escape from East Berlin[/caption] The Berlin Wall, built in August 1961 by the German Democratic Republic to isolate East Berlin from the ‘evil’ West, had just fallen but the division between Western and...

Cities, Culture and Art / 08.03.2012

A trip to Berlin wouldn't be complete without a visit to Potsdam and the magnificent palaces within Sanssouci Park, witnessing the power of the Prussian Kingdom. [caption id="attachment_21987" align="alignnone" width="750"] Potsdam, One of the Entrances of Sanssouci Park[/caption] Sannsouci and Potsdam Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990 Sanssouci Castle, commissioned by Friedrich the Great in 1744, is...

Travel Postcards / 05.03.2012

  Following the evolution of Berlin Cathedral over the Centuries is not an easy task. Established in 1451, the church has undergone a number of restructuring, demolitions and reshaping, included the restoration following the WWII bombings. Notwithstanding, the present Berliner Dom Façade is stunning, in its harmonic structure and beautiful decorations. A must-see if you visit...