Category Archives: Germany


>A little while back on this trip, we visited what was once the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. I mentioned this in a former blog but did not go into the detail that David goes into in his blog on Sachsenhausen. His … Continue reading

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>Lankow, the Town that Once Was

> Today we experienced some history from the Cold War… Maja, Stella, Jeremy, David and me at Lankow. Jeremy and Maja took us to see Maja’s family’s old homestead, Lankow, a town that was bulldozed flat because it was too … Continue reading

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>Schupp Allee

> I was surprised to see a street named after me…or rather after a Schupp. Who knows … could be an ancestor. David noticed the sign as we were with Silvia in Essen at Zollverein, an old coal factory. This … Continue reading

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>Baths, Rain, Hully Gully and Wine

>Despite a day of mostly rain, we made the best of it in touring around some scenic spots during our visit with friends/hosts Lena and Peter from the town of Rosbach, Germany. This is the artsy (raindropped) view through a … Continue reading

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>Saturday morning we said goodbye to Beate and Ellen and drove our rented car to Rosbach where we’re staying with Lena and Peter. Beate and Ellen have promised to visit us in the states again. We arrived at the home … Continue reading

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>Binary Systems

>For a few days, after visiting the Berlin Wall, the Holocaust Memorial and the Sashenhausen concentration camp, I noticed the composition of my images had changed. I was dividing my photographs in half. Perhaps it was a subconscious influence of … Continue reading

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>Sans Souci and Reichstag

>It was a busy day today, starting with a drive to Potsdam where we stood on the bridge that separated the east from the west and where canoers were shot by patrols on the east side if they drifted too … Continue reading

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>Exploring Berlin

>Today we began to explore a little of Berlin with Beate and Ellen. We began with a quick view of Germany’s “white house” where the President lives and not the chancellor. Then we hopped on a tourist boat and cruised … Continue reading

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>Another Journey

> David and I wait at BWI Airport for our 9 p.m. flight to London where, 12 hours later we will transfer and take a flight to Berlin. We don’t look forward to the cramped all night travel but we … Continue reading

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