Germany

A weekend in Hamburg

A couple of years ago we passed Hamburg driving north on the autobahn. Little did we know that behind all the containers there is…

When the wall came down

I’m sitting in a hotel bar in Nijmegen Holland. In the corner there is a big screen TV. Football. Holland versus … somebody. I don’t recall who. Suddenly it is interrupted. Something that rarely happens during a Dutch game. Pictures from Berlin fill the screen and showing the wall. It is open between east and west and people are freely crossing the border.

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Last week, a demonstration took place by the East Side Gallery in Berlin. A big chunk of the wall is to be removed for…

Then we take Berlin

Then we take Berlin

The city called out for me and I obeyed. In the streets of Berlin I wake up after a long winter sleep.