Photo Diary: Berlin’s Famous Street Art

November 2015 Though I wouldn’t consider Berlin an architecturally beautiful city given its history of, well, frankly being flattened by the ravages of World War II and then subsequently rebuilt in a utilitarian post-war government fashion with cheap, blocky concrete monstrosities echoing the clean, modernist style of the Bauhaus movement (call me […]

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Berlin in Black & White

November 2015 Checkpoint Charlie First set up in August 1961 when communist East Germany put up the Berlin Wall to prevent its citizens from fleeing to the democratic West, the famed Allied sentry post named Checkpoint Charlie acted as a way station for officials traveling from one side of the wall […]

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Photo Diary: Neuschwanstein Castle

December 23rd, 2014 After saying goodbye to the storybook village of Nuremberg and her delightful kristkindlesmart in the morning, we drove south toward Fuessen and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration behind Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. The castle was overcrowded (as evident by the insane amount of people crowded on […]

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