Scenes from Berlin

Well, now that I’m back, I thought I’d share some of my pictures from Berlin.

The skyline looking east:

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Go below the fold for the rest.

The Bundestag looking down from the glass dome at the top of the Reichstag:

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The glass dome atop the Reichstag from which you can look down on the Bundestag. You’ll note there is a ramp that spirals to the very top of the dome at which there is a mini-museum documenting the history of the Reichstag. The Germans are careful to note the Nazis never used the Reichstag.

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The Reichstag:

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An Angel atop the Emperor’s Cathedral:

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The Cathedral as seen from the hotel:

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One of the war memorials through a modern art sculpture. The memorial is a bombed out church that has been preserved as a constant reminder of the cost of war:

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A portion of the Berlin wall still standing in its original location at Potsdam Plaza:

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The last three of these are shots of the Holocaust memorial, ash gray pillars that look both like coffins and buildings. The first shot is looking up. The second, I just happen to catch the right light. The third gives you the scope of the memorial. The last gives you a sense of size.

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7 comments

  1. dang bro, thats fine art photography-seriously! thanks for expanding our cultural & inernational horizons. Then again, i guess respect for historic preservation and community planning had something to do with the grand vistas and vignettes.

    Speaking of cultural horizons have you noticed that the Club S Billboard has changed to Bootlick & Associates? They must have seized the op of your absence to change their name.

    we should do a joint photography exhibit at Club S to raise money for the upcoming Bibb County Commission recall effort.

    welcome back, enjoy the coolness of your non elected igloo status while you can. 99 days and it’s gonna be as perpetually hot as a Georgia taxpayer funded, labor day fire works show…

    Please place outsourcing the city firework show first on your agenda. If your adolescent history with the Chemistry lab is any indication, we don’t want you near that committee.
    Glad you traded in your ieds for photography but be warned, it’s gonna screw up your writing for a while…

  2. Donkey Kong says:

    Great job, Erick. Brings back memories of my time there. It’s neat seeing the pictures of the Holocaust Memorial–they were still constructing it when I was there in 2004. I’d imagine that walking through the memorial is a sobering experience as you are engulfed by the rising and deepening stone sculptures.

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