The Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) is arguably one of the world’s most recognisable structures and has become a symbol for the city of Berlin. I remember visiting the Brandenburg Gate on my first morning in Berlin and looking up at the stonework marvelling at the fact that it was completed in 1791. Throughout history, the […]
The 8th annual Festival of Lights is taking place in Berlin 10 – 21 October 2012. During the festival, a number of Berlin’s most famous landmarks and some lesser known buildings have been transformed with light installations, laser animations and video projections. I started my tour of the Festival of Lights locations on Saturday in […]
There was a demonstration in progress when I was walking near the Brandenburg Gate yesterday. From what I could gather from the placards being waved and this article on the website of Berlin newspaper, Beliner Morgenpost, the issue seems to be proposed cuts in funding for Solar Energy production, including cuts in subsidies for Solar […]
It’s amazing the difference a bit of sunshine and a few extra degrees can make. There were plenty of people out and about today including this chap making balloon hearts near the Brandenburg Gate.