In honor of National Polar Bear Day, here’s a second post in a row featuring Berlin from the Kansas City Zoo.
In summer 2012, horrible flooding wrecked the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, Minnesota. Many animals — including six sheep, four goats, a raven, a vulture, an owl, and a donkey — were killed when more than nine inches of rain fell on the city and flooded the barnyard exhibit. Two seals and Berlin, the zoo’s […]
As part of a public art project, German painter Gunter Demnig installed his first Stolperstein (literally “stumbling block”) in 1995 in Cologne, Germany. Over the past 20 years, the small, cobblestone-shaped memorials have grown into what’s been called the largest decentralized memorial in the world, honoring the victims of the Nazi regime, both survivors and those who […]
Commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia, the Brandenburg Gate was built to represent peace and was completed in 1791. It leads to Unter den Linden, a famous boulevard lined with linden trees that once led to the Prussian palace. With 12 Doric columns, six on each side, the gate was inspired by the Propylaea, […]