Once the symbol of the Cold War, starkly separating the East from the West, today Checkpoint Charlie is a nothing more than a tourist attraction. Or as the Independent deemed it, “a tacky tourist trap.” That said, I still feel it is one of three important sites to visit in order to fully experience the […]

The island in the Spree River is called Museum Island (Museumsinsel) and is home to five different museums including the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery).  It is an art gallery featuring Neoclassical, Romantic, Impressionist, and Modern works.  This statue sits out front. On Today’s Date in the Past: Paris:  Pyramide du Louvre Kansas City Fashion Week:  Andrea […]

World clocks display the time for a selection of cities around the world.  The world clock in Alexanderplatz is one of the square’s most famous features. At 10 meters (33 feet) tall and weighing 16 tons, it is topped by an artistic model of the solar system that resolves once per minute. On Today’s Date […]

With the first week of work in Europe under my belt, it was time to enjoy the weekend in Berlin.  Lucky for me, I got to spend an action-packed Saturday and Sunday with a native German and Berlin local. Our first stop on Saturday morning was at a local market where we saw farm-fresh produce, […]

At the end of World War II, when Americans occupied a section of Berlin, the Amerika Haus was established to share American culture and politics with German citizens.   Today C/O Berlin is in the Amerika Haus building where there are exhibits like Augen Auf! (Eyes Wide Open!) sharing 100 years of Leica photography. I had about […]