Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy takes the edge off the 10 hour 10 minute direct flight to London
London prepares for royal wedding 2.0
Ducks and assorte water fowl in St. James Park
The brittish war offices look scarily like the Nazi Air force (Luftwaffe) offices in Berlin which is one of the only surviving examples of nazi architecture... See photos later in album
iPad Mania USA Invasion
Dolores Burritos in Berlin pays homage to the Mission District - my house is even on this map!
Berlin - former east TV tower
This is the memorial for the 10's of thousands of books burned by nazi students at humboldt university. It's empty book shelves.
"Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.
(Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen) "
Heinrich Heine, From his play Almansor (1821)
I was here the day the idiots in Florida burned the Quoran
My shoes keeping everyone awake
homecoming for my camera
yummy food all over berlin
Some are more equal than others - elite east german housing on the ground above the unmarked fuhrer bunker - site of hitler's suicide
Bring your dog to go to the bathroom at the furher bunker
Luftwaffe (Nazi Airforce) HQ - one of the only remaining examples of nazi architecture much like the british war office (above)
Workers Paradise Mural
Imposing and intimidating - door handles at eye level
it's now the tax office
29 nobel winners graduates/teachers include marx, engels and einstein
the opera was destroyed twice in wwii - hilter had it rebuilt amidst the destruction of berlin
bullet holes on almost every surviving building... these appear to enter the sign at the same trajectory and thus are probably from the same, automatic weapon
of the relatively few, prewar buildings that survive many are pock mocked by bullet holes
the scars of war live on
east berlin pre-fab apartment block
tacheles - artists' squat in a former dept store
old post office where workers read everyone's email
tile street art
Sidewalk art memorializing holocaust victims on the street in front of their residences
this was a lesbian artists/bikers squat. here you could get free bike repair lessons or barter for them
old soap factory
monopoly man taken over by the winged messenger
time is running out on global warming
capitalism will eat itself
caught this cyclist by serendipity
the last remaining section of the wall
this is how bk rolls in a burger king
welcome home - back to california with an amazing ariel view from my window!