The sign above the Reichstag is translated as "To the German People". When Germany and Berlin were divided following WWII, the building was in ruins. Bonn was made capital of West Germany and the Bundestag met there. Meanwhile the Reichstag building sat unused within West Berlin. The Wall ran directly behind the building. With reunification the seat of government for the new Germany was moved to Berlin and the Reichstag was reopened.
Day Two - Friday in Berlin December 21st 2007 I must've been really tired last night because I slept straight through until morning. Normally my internal clock forces me to wake up around 2:00 am when I first get to Europe. This morning I woke up well-rested and even refreshed. Waking up Tyler was another story. I'm not sure he ever adjusted to the time change.
I'm not normally a breakfast person, but when visiting Europe I take ... read more
Europe » Germany » Berlin » Berlin As Europe's largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20t... ... read more
My wife and I met thirty-five years ago when we both worked for the airlines. We got out of the business when deregulation "ruined" it. Now she takes me with her students on her educational trips abroad.
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