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... spilling every emotion from his heart that he could muster, and projected it throughout the entire theater.
We were about halfway through the set. After the fast, complicated, and exciting finger picking style of Leading Me Now, in which he picked an audience member of the audience to look in the eye and sing ‘And you’re leading me now,’ Wind and Walls, where couples were seen embracing with each other, and a great rendition of Like The Wheel, ...
... we took a driving tour, the city is very large and quite modern. We stopped at the Berlin Wall so we could take some photos, the wall is now covered in various art works, I was surprised at how thin and short the wall was, I always imagined something different. Then we continued on the drive, seeing the main sites like the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Victory Monument and the Brandenburg Gate.
... exude a harmonious beauty.
But what really touched me the most is the germans, and their cruel history.
I went to one of the concentration camps (sachsenhausen) and was absolutely taken aback by the cruelty of the past. Without a doubt, my heart aches with intense pain and sorrow at the cruel fate suffered by the Jews.
Yet, it is really warming to see the germans understand this part ...
... we didn't). I'm sure we'll return to Berlin but I doubt that we'll bother with Checkpoint Charlie again.
We're both great believers in tourism by wandering around. We don't eschew guide books and we always try to have maps which often contain nuances and hints about things that might be worth seeing in addition to specific tourist information. For example we're often attracted to parks and green spaces in towns and cities because they can ...
I'm jumping 4 days ahead to blog about the Winterfeldplatz Market.
I arranged to meet Michelle to go to the Winterfeldplatz Market together. Michelle is a fellow exchange student from Canada who goes to the same university and we decided to stick together since we're the only ones from our university here in Berlin!
The Winterfeldplatz Market is one of the largest outdoor markets in
Berlin, held every Saturday, ...