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Silhouette of the Brandenburg Gate

Atop the Brandenburg Gate

Today’s Pic de Jour is a silhouette of the quadriga that tops Berlin’s emblematic Brandenburg Gate, a four-horse chariot driven by Victoria, the Roman Goddess of victory. The chariot was sculpted by Johann Gottfried Schadow, and the...

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...

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...

Drei. Das Triptychon in der Moderne

Some things are more inviting in threes. This is Steigbild X by Katharina Sieverding from Three: The Triptych in Modern Art, an excellent exhibit I checked out a few months at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. 60 triptychs are featured in the exhibit...

30 Second Koln Hbf Advisor

If you have at least five minutes between trains at Koln’s main station, you’re the biggest of fools if you don’t step out, for just a moment, to breathe in the enormous Kölner Dom that towers over the area. It snapped me...

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...

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...

Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Less than eight months after it opened, Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof, Europe’s largest –and at a cost of €750 million (USD 900 million) certainly the continent’s most expensive– rail station, hit the headlines today...