Friday, April 24, 2009

Jonah and Jason on the alpine slide not far from the retreat center.

Ashlyn and one of thousands of frogs migrating from hibernation to the pond at the retreat center. The kids had hours of fun catching, holding and watching them.
All the kids in front of the waterfall near Schneeberg.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

He had a german chocolate cake (his favorite) and we forgot candles so Jonah settled for a 1 for 11 and Camden a 2 for 12! He will probably celebrate with friends here in Dresden but when things settle down a little. But he is a happy 11 year old for now.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Not pics of the kids or us this time, just some shots of Berlin. Berlin was just ranked in the top ten cities to live in, behind such cities as Barcelona, London, and CHICAGO (at number one?!?!?!?) by some magazine out there. (Probably based in Chicago.) I definitely like Berlin a lot. I would live there in a heartbeat if I didn't already live in one of the cities I rank higher than Berlin on my pesonal list.

Here we have the pride and joy of GDR Architecture:

And again below. The juxtaposition between 1960s Soviet style and 1700s Neoclassicism is interesting:

Berliner Dom: (Lutheran) Not quite as beautiful as Dresden's Frauenkirche, but pretty darn close:

Berlin's Catholic Cathedral. Maybe the most unusual one I've seen:

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe:

Potsdamerplatz: There is a Film Museum here that I have to check out, especially before May 10th since they have a temporary exhibit on Hitchcock.