I’ve done my share of hogging the “Reader” feed for today, but I couldn’t leave WordPress without posting something about my recent trip to Berlin.
Unfortunately, I forgot my camera for the first part of the day, but the second part (thank goodness it stays light fairly long) I was able to take some photos.
There are the iconic goldene Else, a sign post (there are hundreds of these in Berlin, since it was and continues to be a city that draws artists from all over Germany and the world) announcing where Kurt Weil, composer for Brecht, lived for a while, a statue from the garden for the president’s house, the Schloss Bellvue, and the palace itself. I was intrigued by the paths and cameras along the interior of the garden, that was framed by a high, strong fence. I didn’t realize that the president needed so much security, since he’s more of a ceremonial figure than a politically decisive one. Yet, apparently, his cultural and political value is still strong.
The mix of history, politics, culture, art and nature in Berlin fascinates me.