Checkpoint Charlie, crossing east to west
the face of the west
the checkpoint, now manned by a tourist attraction
looking east (I stayed in a neighborhood deep in east Berlin)
not communist, 'non-profit'
Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Daniel Libeskind designed its deconstructive look. Parts of the museum seem cut apart and open to the outdoors
Items sent to the museum by Germans who had kept them after their Jewish owners vanished
Holocaust Term, a barren concrete dead end
More items left by vanished Jews
The floor of an area called the Memory Void, commemorating those who perished in concentration camps
You walk across these steel faces. They make a horrific noise as you do so.
The upper floors of the museum, giving a historical overview of Jewish life in Germany
Hard to tell what this is, but it's a blank black wall dedicated to vanished objects. You wear a headset and walk along it to hear them described.
19th C cartoon from a Jewish paper poking fun of assimilation
graffiti artist at work outside of museum
Ampelmann, the WALK sign
remnant of the Berlin wall
where the SS and Final Solution came into being
replica of the world's first traffic signal, Potsdamer Platz
Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas (Holocaust Memorial)
Denkmal für die im Nationalsozialismus verfolgten Homosexuellen
Pictures of men and women kissing alternate each year
Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor)
but pronounced Ku'damm!
Gedächtniskirche AKA the hollow tooth church, a modern rebuilding next to the remnant of a bombed tower
thus the nickname "hollow tooth"
inside the new section of the tooth (ugly 1950s building that reminds me of coventry cathedral)
inside the older section of the church
My first day of conference outfit. Note the jaunty scarf, a true Berlin look.
view from Humboldt University, where the conference was. That big road is Unter den Linden
Berliner Dom and telecommunications tower
The war memorial Neue Wache, sculpture "Mother and her dead son" by the Berlin artist Käthe Kollwitz.
typical Berlin street scene
Humboldt. You can see the windows of the auditorium where I gave my keynote at top