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Trains and People and Restaurants · I’ll close up this minia­ture se­ries on Germany’s cap­i­tal with ob­ser­va­tions on get­ting around, the peo­ple who live there, and go­ing out to eat ...
Going for Beers in East Berlin · Since I wasn’t per­son­al­ly close to any of the wed­ding par­ty, the big day for me in our Ber­lin trip was the Sun­day af­ter; our one day of in­ter­rupt­ed sun­shine, and we spent it all in beer gar­dens with at­tached play­ground­s. In the morn­ing, we had break­fast (no beer in­volved) with some of Lauren’s old school bud­dies, and in the af­ter­noon we had din­ner and beers with some geeky on­go­ing read­er­s ...
Schloss and Dom · In Ger­man, the first means cas­tle, the sec­ond “dome” and of­ten, by at­tri­bu­tion, cathe­dral. In the cen­ter of Ber­lin, one’s right be­side what used to be the oth­er ...
The Boy’s View of Berlin · When we’re out and about and I have both cam­eras, I’ve start­ed of­fer­ing the lit­tle Canon to our son, just turned eight, ask­ing him if he wants to shoot a few. He al­most al­ways says “Yes” and if you will in­dulge the fan­cies of an in­dul­gent Dad, I think he’s good. Here’s his take on Ber­lin ...
07/07/07 · On the sev­enth of Ju­ly this year, we par­tic­i­pat­ed in the glob­al lucky-number wed­ding boom by at­tend­ing Ger­hild and Reinhard’s wed­ding in Ber­lin. Here are some pho­to­s, which are on­ly of in­ter­est if you like wed­dings or mod­ern Luther­an ec­cle­si­as­ti­cal ar­chi­tec­ture ...
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Hamburger Art · I like art gal­leries and mu­se­um­s, in par­tic­u­lar mod­ern art, some­thing that strains the brain a bit. Ber­lin is a pret­ty big deal in the modern-art world so when Lau­ren asked what I want­ed to do one day, we went to the Ham­burg­er Bahn­hof, at one time the sta­tion where you got the train to Ham­burg, now an Art mu­se­um, and old rail­way sta­tions make good ones ...
Pfifferlinge in Schmargendorf · What hap­pened was, Geri who’s Lauren’s friend of many years, was get­ting mar­ried in Ber­lin, so we spent a week there. We stayed in the south­west, in Sch­mar­gen­dorf, once an in­de­pen­dent town, one of many swal­lowed up by Ber­lin in 1922. Child-minding and wed­ding fes­tiv­i­ties and tourist­ing and some mailing-list work and fid­dling with mod­_atom and the Ape didn’t leave much time for this space ...
Berlin Next Week? · Lau­ren and I and the two kids will be va­ca­tion­ing in Ber­lin be­tween the 3rd and 9th of Ju­ly, most­ly to at­tend a wed­ding. Any­one want to get to­geth­er for a (child-friendly) beer? [Up­date: Looks like there’s mo­men­tum for a small-scale geeks (& kid­s, re­mem­ber) get-together, say early-evening Wed. Ju­ly 4th. Change of plan due to Ber­lin folk hav­ing busy Wed­nes­days; we’ll do an af­ter­noon and ear­ly din­ner thing, with kid­s, on Sun­day Ju­ly 8th, start­ing at 3PM. Let’s let Tom­ster or­ga­nize the de­tail­s.] [Fi­nal sync-up: We’re meet­ing at Alois S at 3PM Sun­day.]
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