Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

It seems there is always something going on at the Brandenburg Gate. The first time Holly and I visited Berlin, I wasn’t quite comfortable with the city enough to be out at night, and so I skipped on trying to take a picture of the Brandenburg Gate after dark....
Attraction Review: Checkpoint Charlie

Attraction Review: Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie is probably one of the more well known sites in Berlin from the Cold War era of the city, and while there is a lot of history to this location, it is a bit overrated.  There is, frankly, just not much to see here.  The guard house from this famous...
Attaction Review: East Side Gallery

Attaction Review: East Side Gallery

A couple years ago when Holly and I visited Berlin, I read about the East Side Gallery late in our day and there simply wasn’t time to make it out there.  This year when we returned to Berlin, we put it on the list of things to see.  The East Side Gallery is a...
POTW: Rolling Fields of Germany

POTW: Rolling Fields of Germany

OK, one more photo from Europe before I start a new series from California.  This week’s picture is from somewhere in North Eastern Germany, near the Polish border.  I call this one my Windows background image because it reminds me of the old stock backgrounds that...

POTW: The Berlin Wall

     As we were approaching Berlin by train I have to admit I was a little skeptical.  The area outside the city is not particularly pretty and is flat as a board.  A bit of a contrast from the Alps we’d just left behind.  If you...