Germany - Summer in Berlin

  • Dem Deutschen Volke

    This is the seat of the German Parliament, reopened in 1999. The silhouette is recognized from the staged image of a Russian soldier raising a flag on its roof in 1945.


  • Contemplation

    Sandra silently thinking something in German. Maybe her thoughts goes to Mies van der Rohe, the Bauhaus master who designed the building next to us.

    Outside Neue Nationalgalerie

  • From the ashes

    This church was built in 1890 but damaged during a bomb raid in 1943.

    Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche, Kurfürstendamm

  • Keep out

    Why do humans always insist on building fences instead of bridges?

    East Berlin

  • Du bist kein Berliner

    Nobody likes George W Bush, especially not on his visit to Berlin earlier this year.

    East Berlin

  • The wall

    East Side Gallery is the largest remaining section of the Berlin Wall.

    Reine at East Side Gallery

  • Beneath the dome

    Berliner Dom

  • Construction time again

    It's hard to believe that this area used to be a nomansland ten years ago.

    Reine at Potsdamer Platz (photo by Sandra)

  • I want to be a Marilyn

    Have you ever wondered what Victoria has under her skirt? Now you know.

    The statue of Victoria at the top of Siegessäule

  • Edge of civilization

    This is what you get for ascending 285 steps in a narrow spiral staircase. The angels in Wim Wender's Der Himmel über Berlin also met at this place.

    View from Siegessäule

  • Train of thought

    This ruin used to be the largest train station in Europe.

    Anhalter Bahnhof

  • How to impale a sphere


  • Altitude caffeine

    Surprisingly good coffee is served at the height of 207 meters.

    Reine at the top of Fernsehturm

  • Here be Americans

    The corner of Friedrichstrasse and Zimmerstrasse is the location of the well-known border station held by Americans, one of the Berlin Wall gates during the cold war.

    Checkpoint Charlie