The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin (Pic du Jour)

I’ve posted this image of Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial before, but thought it appropriate to share again on the occasion of today’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The memorial, whose official name is the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, is a powerful and unsettling reminder of the horrors humanity is …

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Hohenzollernplatz U-bahn stop, Berlin

At Berlin’s Hohenzollernplatz – Pic du Jour

At the Hohenzollernplatz U-banh stop, that is. 31-May-2008

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Weekly Sunday Drive – 60-second Trabant Tour

When I was a kid growing up in the U.S. midwest, Sunday afternoons were oftentimes about drives. Usually into the nearby countryside east of Cleveland, much of which has long since devolved into developments with monstrously enormous homes. It was the same for a colleague Edwin, who grew up in …

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Berlin Quickie

Here’s a 4min&8sec vidblog from Berlin, the latest in my small –but growing!– Piran Cafe City Quickie series. Berlin has long been on my short-short list of favorite European capitals – I’ve visited about a dozen times over the past eight years and always feel revitalized by the city’s unique …

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Five Minutes to Midnight

This is a detail from Slovenia’s offering to the United Buddy Bears exhibit that was on display on the Ku’damm in Berlin from 26 June through 3 October. Said Berlin-based Slovenian artist Marjan Kekec-Ogradni who painted the bear: Our unique globe is composed by the four elements air, water, fire and …

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June Pic(k)s

Spotted these gems at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof on a busy Monday morning on my way out. Crisis or not, I could easily find better ways to spend €30 or €50. Anyway, they made me chuckle, so they made the cut for my personal favorite pics shot in the merry month …

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30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Berlin

Sachsenhof Motzstraße 7 Berlin Stayed 4 nights, 15-19-Sep 2007 Roomy! Airy! I really enjoyed this place. Great location, just a short walk from the Nollendorfplatz U Bahn stop, nice neighborhood, and a sushi place across the street run by a friendly Vietnamese. Big minus is no internet access, but there’s …

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Gadling pic of the day

This shot of the Holocaust Memorial, or Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, was selected as Gadling‘s Photo of the Day today. Thanks! More about the memorial here. Sobering, provocative, and in an ethereal sort of way, quite relaxing. A must-visit. Berlin, 17-Sep-2007 Holocaust Memorial, originally uploaded by pirano.

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Post card from Berlin

Been in Berlin the past several days, quickly becoming my favorite European city. This is Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, recently rennovated, but it still breathes history. Berlin, 16-Sep-2007 Berlin Olympic Stadium, originally uploaded by pirano.

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