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A week in Berlin


Some great playgrounds just next to our hotel




We were very close to Checkpoint Charlie. This is where the Berlin Wall stood. Everywhere there were gypsies trying to scam people. It's so obviously a scam, but I guess it doesn't need to be so sophisticated in order to make money


Checkpoint Charlie from the nearby McDonalds Finally, we see the shell game scam. We saw it operating twice in Berlin, both times at Checkpoint Charlie, where there's lots of tourists.


Eating the Berlin specialty of currywurst The view from the top of the Französische Friedrichstadtkirche


I took this picture to remind me of something unusual that I noticed in Berlin - huge, wide streets, with no pedestrian signaling at all, nor any other signals (stop signs, etc). I believe it was part of a policy to make everyone watch out and not rely on signals. Don't know how effective it was. It felt weird crossing the road. At Checkpoint Charlie


The Jewish Museum


We did a tour at the old airport - Flughafen Tempelhof. The Americans had officer's quarters there after the war, and also the previous incarnation of Lufthansa had some offices there, before the war. The old officer's quarters


The airport terminal hall, closed for years now.




Peter got tired during the guide's long explanations This looks very 1930's to me.


In a former film repository, which burned after the war


At Mauerpark - lots of street life, markets and and musicians.


Also lots of litter
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