Glimpses of Berlin, Part Two
March 11, 2010 by Hannah
The Holocaust Memorial, marking the 6 million lives lost. It’s a simple design and concept but, to me, truly moving. (I can’t say the same went for the three separate groups of teenagers who were laughing, shrieking, and jumping out at each other as they ran around this place. I was absolutely flabbergasted and wished I had an old-lady walking stick with which to clobber them all.)
Something about these hardened trails of ice disappearing between monuments seemed a bit like nature’s way of memorialising. Maybe that’s me being silly, but it’s what I felt, and this blog’s about honesty, right? (Chocolate, travel, and honesty.)
“1938 – 1945 Trains to Life / Trains to Death”, Children’s memorial by Lisa Shaefer
And now for some more light-hearted images…
Eyes on the road!
Drunk bear? Yoga bear? Whatever this fellow was up to, there were a lot of his compatriots all over town (usually right-way up, though).
Pop Tarts, must you follow me everywhere? I do not want you, Sam I Am.
Somehow, these don’t look *quite* like the macarons I’ve seen lauded all over the Internet and blog world... I shall endeavour to do proper macaron research in Paris (see below) and report back.
And now, a word from your not-so-stellar traveller: Remember to book a seat on the Thalys earlier than the day before. I didn’t realise how quickly they book up, and am now going to be spending all day (and possibly night) tomorrow changing trains constantly just to get Paris. But, as some wonderful worldly-travellers have comforted me by saying – I’ll get there eventually. Sigh.