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I have been putting off this blog post for a couple days because it's going to be my last one for this trip, and I wanted to make sure that it was a good one. On Monday, we made the final stop on our journey - to Auschwitz Extermination Camp. Just like every other camp I've been too on this trip, it was certainly emotional and moving. It is eerie and even sickening, and it is certainly a difficult place to visit. But it is an important place to ...
We travelled almost 3 hours by bus to get to Berlin from the port at Warnemunde. Berlin was bombed so heavily during the war that most buildings are relatively new. We visited a bombed out church that will never be rebuilt and the ultra modern church beside it. Berliners have nicknamed the old church the broken ...
... hidden footpaths.
You secret garden of blossoming hearts.
You bustling underground of coffee-stained subway maps.
You aching backpack.
You proud dawn walk home in last nights' crinkled clothes.
You kingdom to a wandering hearts' throne.
Berlin, you empty loft.
You basements of bare-stripped wallpaper.
You hour-long waits outside abandoned doors.
You roaring 20s, you silent ...
... was laid out, we took the metro to Stadtmitte, to visit Checkpoint Charlie. The checkpoint was the most famous border crossing between East and West Germany and there is now a memorial and artwork to commemorate the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. There were some interesting information boards explaining the history of the wall as well as some tragic stories of those who lost their life while trying to escape East Germany. To lighten the mood after ...
... lost at those spots ,.. be they people striving to cross the wall form East to the West,.. or guards killed by the return of ...