Wondering where the blogging has gone?

It’s gone on vacation! Guess where?


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  1. Cool! Have fun. Stay alert.

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  2. Berlin?

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    1. Yep. That was yesterday. Taking the train to Garmisch today.

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  3. What? No pictures of Checkpoint Charlie, or that place where the East German soldier dumped his rifle and jumped over the barbed wire? Awwww!

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  4. Be sure to enjoy a jelly donut (ein Berliner).

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    1. So that’s what John Kennedy was getting at. Happy 4th one & all.

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  5. OH MY GOD SHE’S DEFECTING! Call Napoleon Solo! Call Matt Helm! Call Derek Flint!

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  6. Unless I’m mistaken: the tower in the center of the top picture used to be called “The Pope’s Revenge.” The ball about two-thirds of the way up originally was surfaced with a smooth, gold-colored metal. And, as is the property of a point-source light reflected off a sphere, when the sun hit it, it displayed an unmistakable cross. In communist/atheistic/repressive (is that redundant? I think that’s redundant) East Germany, that was an embarrassment. I appears to me that the sphere has been resurfaced in a pebble finish, perhaps to break up the reflection?
    Yeah, I just googled it. I have (somewhere) a picture of the tower I took in 1975.

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  7. Is it just me, or does it seem weird to have a KFC sign right there by the Checkpoint Charlie sign? I dunno, just… given the historical significance of the sign, it seems bizarre to me. Maybe I’m weird.

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    1. That’s not weird, that’s a victory lap.

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    2. Nope. You’re not weird. The one thing I HATE is the touristy shit that has sprung up there. It’s a Mecca for kitsch and crap.

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  8. Those shoes…really?? O_O

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    1. Wat! They’re my running shoes. I can’t run in anything but Adidas because of the way I step.

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      1. Just a bit of mindless levity…they are a bit bright after all.
        Enjoy your excursion.

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        1. No one can miss me, right?

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  9. Ghost Rider 6

    “Someone” knows how to take a vacation.🙂

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  10. I was there in 1991 and again in 1992. I wonder if I’d even recognize it.

    It was possible to buy all kinds of Soviet stuff back then (in 91 they were everywhere, in 1992 you had to go to the Brandenburg Gate to find them), I didn’t have a lot of baggage room but ended up with a helmet, a couple of shoulder boards, even a record book for a lieutenant from WWII (I was assured he was a general, didn’t believe it even then…when I was able to pick through the cursive it turned out he was at least an officer). Ended up with a couple of banners too.

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