Blue skies above

The Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz is so photogenic. Especially when there's a blue sky! I hope you have some big plans for the weekend. Mine will include some golf, although I hope the weather warms up a little. For more skies, take a look at Skywatch.

PS: There's more of beautiful Vienna on my travel blog.

West Berlin chandelier

I showed you an illicit photo from the Museum of West Berlin back in May. Now here's a perfectly legal one! This chandelier graces the foyer of the museum where it's fully acceptable to take a picture. I also have another chandelier from the Vienna Operahouse up on my travel blog today. Click here to take a look.

Delicious sign

For only 7.50, you too could have a similar plate of delicious antipasti from one of the stands at the weekly Street Food Thursday in Markthalle 9. I can't vouch for the cold cuts, but the cheeses and vegetables are very tasty! For more signs, take a look at Signs, Signs.

It's THAT GUY again

Do you remember THAT GUY from my post last March? Well there is a second Businessman sculpture from  William McElcheran here in Berlin. I just love these whimsical figures and it was always a treat when I'd find a new one in Toronto or another Canadian city. If you have THAT GUY in your city, I'd love to see him. Until then, you can see a few Toronto examples here and here.

PS: Don't forget to visit my travel blog for more Viennese splendor.

In Kreuzberg

Another mural in Kreuzberg. I'm not sure what it all means, but the colors are nice. You can find more murals at Monday Mural.

I'm back from a whirlwind trip to Bavaria, but I'm still showing some shots from Vienna on my travel blog. So stop by and take a look!

Blue skies

I don't remember the name of this church, but it looks great under a blue sky. Don't you agree? I'm away for the weekend, hope you have some nice plans too! For more skies, take a look at Skywatch.

PS: I've got a bonus Viennese sky for you here.

Looking down

I showed you the wonderful cupola of the Martin Gropius Bau a few days ago, now here's the beautifully tiled floor. I'm going to be away for a few days (yes, it's another holiday weekend here), but I'll be back next week. Hopefully with new photos!

PS: If you'd like to see more of my recent weekend in Vienna, just click here.

Enjoying the view

These benches on Leopoldplatz are a good place for some people watching in Wedding. There's a weekly market here on the square and when it gets warmer there is also a nice fountain for the kids to play in. I enjoyed my cappuccino from le garçon here a few weeks ago.

PS: I've also got a Viennese sign for you over on my travel blog. You can see it here.

Golf reflections

It's been quite a while since I've featured a golf course photo here. I must admit, golf in Europe is exhausting - the courses are long, you have to walk (even with the pushcart, it's hard) and a round usually takes well over four hours. When I walk, I can't have the extra weight of a camera with me and there is usually not time for photos anyway. Luckily for you, I had  my phone with me last weekend and got this water shot. Hope you enjoy the reflection - it was not a warm day, but good enough.

PS: Don't ask about my score. My game has still not adapted to "European" conditions. You can also see more of wonderful Vienna on my travel blog.


This wise bear sits in front of the Springer Science and Media headquarters. He was designed and painted by artist Andreas Bitters, who has done quite a few other Buddy Bears including Rixi, the bear who welcomes visitors to Rathaus Neukölln and who has already been featured on my blog here.

PS: If you're missing my normal Monday Mural contribution, just check out my travel blog.

Profusion of pink

The rhododendrons in my MiL's garden are looking spectacular! I think this has been one of the best springs ever in Berlin... or maybe I just think that every year. Hope you are having an enjoyable weekend. Thursday was a holiday here, sorry for my sporadic posting and commenting, I hope these beautiful blossoms will make up for it!

Little hearts

I keep passing these blooms by, but today I finally decided to stop and take a pictue of them. I hope you enjoy these little hanging hearts as much as I do!

Martin Gropius Bau

I recently went to see the latest exhibit at the Martin Gropius Bau, The Century Mark. Tel Aviv Museum of Art visits Berlin. Unfortunately photography wasn't allowed inside the exhibit, but I did get this quick shot of the cupola. I hope you enjoy and if you're in Berlin, the show is definitely worth seeing. It's a very thought-provoking retrospective.


The chestnuts are blooming around town. There are pink and white varieties, I personally prefer the pink.

All work and no play

Another interesting mural in Kreuzberg! It's Monday again, hope your week if off to a good start. For more murals, visit Monday Mural.

Heinrich Mann

Heinrich Mann was the older brother of better-known author Thoman Mann, although he was also a successful writer in his own right. He was a vocal critic of the National Socialist party and fled to France in the early 1930s. Once France capitulated, he made his way through Europe and finally settled with other German emigrants (inlcuding Bertholt Brecht and Helene Weigel) in Santa Monica, California. Unfortunately he died just before he was to return to his homeland, but later his ashes were transported to East Berlin. He is buried in Friedhof Dorotheenstadt next to his old friends Brecht and Weigel.

Tulip explosion

I actually took this picture a few weeks ago when the tulips were at their peak. They're on the way out now, although you still see a few here and there. Günter's wife or partner happened to be at the grave when I walked by. I asked her if Günter was a fan of tulips. She said not really, but that she is and she especially likes the color. I told her that I love tulips too and her "gardening" work here looks excellent. She didn't even seem to mind that I took a photo (some Germans are uptight about that).

It's Friday again! Do you have any big plans for the weekend? I am going to play some golf and cards. But first, I've got to get the house clean today. Happy weekend!

Lilacs in abundance

Can you smell them from there? The fragrance is so sweet!

Le garcon

Il fait un bon café, même un flat white ! For more signs, visit Signs, Signs.

Fruhling in Berlin

Everything here in Berlin is ablaze with blossoms. It's just wonderful! Hope you enjoy looking at the rhododendrons as much as I do. If you don't, don't worry, there's lots more spring to come.

May theme day: Revolution

It's a downward spiral at the West Berlin museum (which oddly enough is located in the former East Berlin!). Photos were not really allowed, but I snuck this one with my iPhone.

It's a new month and you can see more interpretations on the theme Revolution by clicking here.
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