Sunday, October 28, 2012

the red beret in Germany: Berlin Mitte

end of August 2012
a walk around Berlin Mitte

it was too hot for the Red Beret to join

Brandenburger Tor



Chancellor's offices

Soviet memorial

Holocaust memorial

Humboldt University

Site of the book burning on 10 May 1933

around Hackescher Markt

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Almost every morning on my walk from U-Bahnhof Fehrbelliner Platz to Die Neue Schule I see this old man walking his dog with help from his own walker.  The dog always barks and he yells at it.  He looks so grumpy.

I smiled at him the other day, and now he smiles at me every time I see him.

the red beret in Germany: In Search of Slaughterhouse V

1 September 2012.

Still in Dresden.
In search of Slaughterhouse V, the setting of Kurt Vonnegut's book.
(if you're interested, click here for an overview)

So it goes.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

the red beret in Germany: Old Dresden

The Red Beret and the Semper Opera House

31 August 2012
A walk around Old Dresden.

If you look closely, you can see the statue from the main square through the doorway.

The dome with the gold statue on top is the Frauenkirche- Women's Church

A Dresden street, with the Frauenkirche in the background

Monday, October 8, 2012

the red beret in Germany: Potsdam

The Red Beret promenading through the expansive gardens of Sans-Souci

Cecilienhof, site of the 1945 Potsdam Conference