What a great city! The place is full of History and nicely shabby.
Obvious things like the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag are very impressive but the real stars, for me, were not what I was expecting.
Just around the corner from the Brandenburg Gate is the Holocaust memorial, which is very impressive. There is no sign, you just have to know that's what it is. I liked this understatement and the brutality of the repeating stone seemed appropriate too.
Another star was the 1936 Olympic Stadium. This is firstly very impressive (I know that's the point... but it was!) and secondly really interesting.
Also, surprisingly, the museums were fab. Both the DDR and the Checkpoint Charlie museums gave an excellent insight into life behind the Iron Curtain. Then there was the Wansee house were the infamous conference took place. We had an excellent guide and again, it is packed full of interesting stories that bring the issue to life. To finish things off a night time walk to Checkpoint Charlie and then along a 200m long section of the Wall. Not sure the Students we took really got the Wall. We were all excited by it and they felt that it was an old graffiti covered bit of masonry and what was the big deal?
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.