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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 gate…

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…

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…

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…

September pic(k)s

September was brutal. Between the 1st and 26th I spent just four nights at home while bopping between eight countries across seven time zones. I'm still recovering. And I also took nearly a 1000 pictures. This one, of a woman enjoying a…

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…

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.…

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 after Storm Kyrill apparently…