Moving Forward

The air was crisp and horribly cold, but we got lucky. Literally, out of the bluesthe sun shone down on us around noon and we decided that this was too good to pass up on, considering all the rain that has plagued the city in the past week.

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The Opposite Is Also True

My love affair with Berlin is work in progress. I cannot in all honesty say that I love this city, but I will admit to the fact that the multidimensionality of it fascinates me. 

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High and Mighty: The Kollhoff Tower

Completed in 1999, the Kollhoff Tower bears the name of its lead architect, Hans Kollhoff.  It is 25 stories high, which by international standards for skyscrapers in other cities, is not really that high (the Lebua Tower in Bangkok, for example, is 65 stories). But for a very flat city like Berlin, this is one of the best places to obtain a decent panoramic view of the city without having to go to the TV tower at the Alexander Platz. 

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They Are Back!

This morning the Swan family, all 10 of them, graced our dock with their presence, surprisingly quieter than expected.

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