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Forts St. Elme and Dugommier

So my new American friend, Linda,  says to me… come on, Bird! Lets hit the forts. Now Fort St. Elme has been pounding at me like the tell-tale heart. I was always looking up at it… thinking… I have to … Continue reading

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Nü Stuff!!

So I am coming out of the closet. I am sure you guessed I was female. I have said it from time to time… but now… I am linking up to Facebook in preparation for the big trek.  Yes. The … Continue reading

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Back to the Vendres…

Ok… So it is my favourite local walk. But the port is nice. I took some new pictures because this time to keep it interesting for you, my happy readers! Also of note, I walked my way to the fish … Continue reading

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A failed attempt at the fort…

So I have now moved to the glorious French, Mediterranean town of Collioure… in an effort to get away from the horrors and carnage of Berlin…. And what do I find when I get here? That it is chock a … Continue reading

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A walk in the forest….

And… we are back! Summer has come to Berlin! I have heard that there is a season known as spring? We completely skipped that puppy and went straight on to summer… and it is walking season again! Given that I … Continue reading

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Krampnitz… Abandoned military base… or some form of infectious disease?

It’s a base, silly! This isn’t Pathology walks for health! Though as I was in the Charite hospital the other night to visit a friend, I could probably do both! 😉 One of my side interests is historical ethics in … Continue reading

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The Reichshauptstadt strikes back!

Reichshauptstadt… It is one of those brutal German compound words… but all it means is… Empire capital city. 🙂 And… yes. It is fighting back. Today there was more snow… and even more than more snow on the ground? There … Continue reading

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Conquering Berlin…

Feeling a little out of control of my life, and feeling the need to stamp my foot on something, I have decided to conquer Berlin. I need to reduce it. Own it. Make it my bitch. 🙂 Almost five years … Continue reading

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The Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park

Yesterday my ramblings took me to the Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park…  A large memorial and grave site in East Berlin. And I have huge issues with it- some of them probably a little unfair… but we all have our … Continue reading

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Slogging…

Not blogged in a few days… But I did some walking. 🙂 The first was a 5 km jaunt around my part of town… Nothing particularly war’y… but I did pass a bit of fab 1920’s (1927 to be precise) … Continue reading

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