Has every city in the world jumped on this statue trend?

The Black Keys concert was incredible mainly because it was held in the tiniest club.  I was one of the last people in, but check out my ticket number above.  

It was more than a little depressing when I later learned a group of Jewish refugees hid in one of the buildings on the same street to avoid being deported to a concentration camp.

Ampelmann!!  (traffic light man)

The Fernsehturm (tv Tower) at Alexanderplatz.

Thankfully my hotel was close by and this was the best navigation aid you could ask for.

Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom), an ornate Protestant cathedral. 

And again at night.

Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) it was located in no-man's land between East and West Germany during the Cold War.

This is the holocaust memorial by the Brandenburg gate, still under construction.

Kite flying in front of the Parliament Building (Reichstag).

This Christmas tree took forever to be raised.  (see the kite flying picture above for an idea of how windy it was).

The dome on the roof  of the Reichstag has a large spiral ramp.

It allows you to watch the political debates below, talk about transparency in government!

 

Very clever bit of house numbering.  You certainly won't miss #7.

At Potsdamer Platz.

According to my lonely planet, Hitler's secret WW2 bunker was discovered under this stationary balloon viewing platform.

(or the buildings beside it)

Admittedly, if anything is even remotely connected to Canada I take a picture of it.

Urban Dictionary.

I found some excellent Thai food in Berlin, obviously they were extremely skilled artists as well.

I was shocked and amazed by these Metro (subway) seats

You really gotta be careful whose lap you sit on.