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Berlin

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 completed in 1792. At a quick glance it appears that each of the horses are galloping in […]
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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 earth. The increasing exploitation…
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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…

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 smoke break from the tedium of her job, was taken in Zurich, and […]
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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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