A tiny taste of Berlin

Wowee! What a city!

I loved all the street art. There seems to be no wall untagged and unpainted. This first one was along the wall of the fire station.

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The empty spaces and faces dedicated to the Jews killed in the Holocaust at the Jewish Museum created a thoughtful journey through the history of Jews in Germany. A photo exhibition described the immigration of Russian Jews to Germany in the 50s and the challenges they faced integrating into German life.

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And the wavering blocks of the Holocaust Memorial.

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LOVE the trains (and being a rebel and riding them for free)…

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LOVE that there is so much happening all the time. Fete de la Musique, an international music festival, happened around the city on Thursday and I spent the evening until early the next morning walking along the streets, finding music surprises around the corners, bopping on the pavements, drinking man-sized beers in the open and sharing connections with happy crowds.

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There are two stretches of the Berlin Wall still standing. This piece at Muhlenstrasse is named the East Side Gallery and is a colourful exhibition along the river.

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The Gay Pride festival was on Saturday and I got in some accidental sightseeing while enjoying the fabulous drag queens, food stalls and partying crowd.

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