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Advent is just a few days away, my trip to Berlin is a past memory and Christmas is arriving with jingling Bells. But somehow between all these events life keeps happening and the mundaneness of every day life takes over.  So while we carry on with our ABCs  and before my trip to Germany disappears into the oblivion of time I thought I would take a few minutes out of my busy morning and share a couple of impressions.

The nostalgic “Ampel-Maennchen” from the DDR

Kaufhaus des Westens, where the rich would buy west products, now the home of all the big (very expensive) brands

Inside in the atrium you can sit, eat and enjoy spectacular views and design

Outside some “Sozialistische Kunst” looks on

Potsdammer Platz, a stroll away from the Brandenburger Tor

pink pipes

A little bit of the Wall left standing

A dusky day in Berlin, Autumn in the Tiergarten

Die Siegessaeule, or the Gold Else in the middle of the Tiergarten

A muse sitting at Goethes feet

A lamp at the Brandenburger Tor

a demonstration against racism, and how to utilize umbrellas on a wet day

The Reichstag

a detail on the roof

Inside the Dome

Time to go