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Waxenstein Mountain, Bavaria (Pic du Jour)

This is a south-facing view of Waxenstein Mountain taken this afternoon from the shore of the Riessersee lake in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Kleiner, or smaller Waxenstein, to the right stands at 2,136m (7,007ft) while Großer Waxenstein reaches 2,277m (7,470ft). The mountain is part of the compact Wetterstein Range shared between Germany’s…
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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 the former East Berlin. But his drives weren't enjoyed…
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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 of June. This along with a few others shot in Berlin, Ostrava and Pardubice, Czech…
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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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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…
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