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... It was a building with a large spire topped by a red star. Strangely the words "Situation Room" now adorn the structure's entry. Is this really where Wolf Blitzer does his shows? I also came across a man-made beach area complete with palm trees and cacti and beach volleyball courts. Speaking of sports, while I was walking through one of the parks, I saw a group playing of all things--basketball (during the middle of WM in Germany?)! Another building of interest was the ...
... some needed supplies and also to get some items for meals for the next couple of days. I then walked to a Drogerie where I could buy a supplement that I take for my cholesterol. I took a different route than one that I was entirely familiar with, but didn’t have any problem arriving at my intended destination. I also noted on the map that the tourist information office was nearby and I also needed to go there. I wanted to find out where I had to go to register my new ...
Not a whole lot happened today. Most museums closed, so I spent lots of time in bookstores and poking around. I did go to the Stasi-Museum, which was interesting and not what I expected. It was very grass-roots, including hand-lettered signs on cardboard. Again, part of the unequivocally critical take on the ...
... of a mixed impression of the GDR: some good, and some bad, especially If the target audience is Germans. Then a quick visit to the Nikolaikirche, the center meeting point of the protest prayers and demonstrations. Leipzig is clearly (and rightly) proud of its role in the fall of the Wall. Kaffeeklatsch und Kuchen! I know my stomach will be sorry, but I had a Milchkaffee and a piece of Mohnkuchen. Last ...
Got to Leipzig around 1:00 p.m. and dropped my suitcase at the hotel. From there I went to the Baumwollspinnerei, which is now a complex of galleries, studio spaces, and design/marketing companies. It was neat to be there, after having studied some of the artists from the Neue Leipziger Schule. I wasn't super excited about any of the art I saw, but ...
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