Bear, Berlin

Picture of bear on shop sign in Berlin, Germany

Bear Signs, Berlin (April 2008)

Images of bears are ubiquitous in Berlin (especially with the presence of Buddy Bears), popping up in all sorts of locations.  This sign for fashion shop ‘Look 54’ immediately grabbed my attention – a catchy bear-incorporating contemporary logo, sandwiched in between wonderful old-fashioned details.  It seemed very Berlin.

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Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin III

Picture of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin (April 2008)

Nowhere on or around the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe does it state what it commemorates.

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Lock, Nuremberg Castle

Picture of the lock on the door of Nuremberg Castle, Germany

Lock, Nuremberg Castle

This lock was on one of the courtyard doors of Nuremberg Castle – the front plate of the lock is probably larger than the size of my hand.   I love the intricate detail of the weathered fittings, but I have a soft spot for this picture for another reason: our local contact informed us that the reason the local delicacy (Nuremberg Bratwurst – a sausage no larger than your little finger) was so small was so it could be pushed through the locks on pubs to hungry patrons outside, after the pubs were supposedly shut for the night.