5th September, 2018

Berlin

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

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The juxtaposition of old and new
Berlin has such a distinct texture. The juxtaposition of old and new, and the visible layers of history and culture. It’s just as I’d hoped.
The Berlin Wall.
The Berlin Wall.
Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie. Touristy, and not the original hut, yet such a symbol of my Cold War knowledge growing up — espionage thrillers, Bond movies — that I had to visit.
Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie. Touristy, and not the original hut, yet such a symbol of my Cold War knowledge growing up — espionage thrillers, Bond movies — that I had to visit.
Reichstag dome.
Reichstag dome.
Reichstag dome.
Reichstag dome.
Reichstag dome.
Reichstag dome.
Reichstag dome.
Reichstag dome.
Topography of Terror
Topography of Terror. Berlin confronts its history with honesty and sensitivity. At this site key chapters merge: a section of Berlin Wall runs parallel to exposed foundations of Gestapo headquarters. The detailed outdoor exhibition recounts the Nazi power grab of 1933 and persecution of prominent Jews; accounts that render most tourists completely silent.

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