The one Berlin building seen best in wet weather due to its open skylight through which the rain can fall and make patterns on the ground: the former palace guardhouse. Do you know what it’s called nowadays?
Who knows what the new chocolate sculpture at the amazing Rausch store (formerly Fassbender & Rausch store: you’ve definitely been there with me if you’ve done the All-In tour) is of?
Who knows the full name of this Holocaust monument in Berlin Mitte?
Good morning from Berlin! Today’s history mystery: by whom was a famous speech given from this building in 1963? Highlight the blank space below to see the answer! And Happy Thanksgiving to my readers in the US! John F Kennedy gave his “ich bin ein Berliner” speech here.
A detail of the incredible Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park.
I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful area of Berlin! Rathaus Schöneberg is just beautiful.
A few months ago, I had a fascinating wander through the Haus des Rundfunks, the world’s oldest broadcasting unit, active since 1929!
Several of you recommended this title to me in the last few months, so I am especially pleased to suggest our book of the month for June as Philippe Sand’s ‘East West Street’ (2017). A mixture of family memoir with a compelling legal history, the book examines the intertwining destinies of the Jewish lawyers (particularly Hersch Lauterpacht and Read more about Book Recommendation: East West Street[…]
Did you know Berlin tried to build and open a new airport a few years ago? Well, it’s still not opened, and is now already way too small! I spotted this discarded bit of the ill-fated Berlin-Brandenburg Airport looking rather forlorn in the Friedenau neighbourhood…far from its intended location next to Schönefeld.
Berlin is a very flat city, but did you know that Berlin has a hill? And there’s an artificial waterfall running down it, which gets turned off in winter to stop the pipes freezing! But in the summer, it’s on and the sight and sound of running water from the top of Viktoriapark in the Read more about Viktoriapark[…]