Neue Synagogue: the gold plated roof of the Moorish style main synagogue in Berlin as seen from the bridge to Museum Island. Construction on the synagogue begun in 1859. It was saved from total destruction during Kristallnacht (1938) only to be bombed out by the British in 1943-1944.
A storm drain grate: It displays the Fernsehturm, the Victory column and the Brandeburg Tor amongst other Berlin structures.
Statue of Alexander von Humboldt: Brother of the founder of Humboldt University (Wilhem von Humboldt) as seen on campus grounds. The university, established in 1810, is Berlin’s oldest.
Fernsehturm at daytime
Weltzeituhr (World time clock) in Alexanderplatz: present since the 1960s but looks to me some new cities of the world have been added since the wall came down.
A numbered tree in Berlin: apparently, every single tree in Berlin is accounted for in the government books!
Berliner Mauer with artwork
Pepto-Bismol pipes (my terminology): In certain areas of Berlin (both former East & West) are these large pink pipe systems. Berlin has a high water table and so these (movable) pipes are necessary to prevent flooding.
Pariser Platz: The square at the end of Unter den Linden, situated by the Brandenburg Tor.
Olympiastadion: The S-Bahn station near Berlin’s Olympic stadium where Jesse Owens won four gold medals in 1936 thereby interfering with Adolf Hitler’s plan to show how superior those of Aryan heritage were. A nearby street is named after him.
Mercedes Benz = German Taxi
East Berlin style tram: This particular one is parked in Alexanderplatz and seems to have a botanical garden inside. I swore that the man in blue sitting in the front was a dummy or robot. He didn’t seem to move.
East Berlin style photomart: Four of us squeezed into this tiny box for a series of pictures. The black and white prints only showed our white teeth and the face of the one white person amongst us.
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