GERMANY

EUROPE, GERMANY / 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...

GERMANY / 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...

GERMANY / 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...