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Old June 17th, 2012, 11:27 PM   #161
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And great it has been done

Great work man, you really understand how to handle a camera
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Old June 18th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #162
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Cant remember seeing much of a university in Heidelburg, must have been away from the touristy older part? Still a pretty place to study though.
It's sometimes considered to be the oldest university in Germany (others are Prague and Vienna), nowadays it has 2 campuses off the centre (the biggest one on the edge of the city, across the Neckar) and several other buildings around the city. However, there are quite a few uni buildings in the centre itself, amongs others the central administration (right on Lange Straße, afaik) and a big canteen. As the campus idea is relatively new to German universities (and was introduced just in the 20th century afaik), elder unis are spread around the city and sometimes you'll hardly notice that its there.
Above all, a very pricy place to study, though.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #163
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You can see the roof of the American embassy, shame the rest of it isnt as impressive
Fantastic photo thread! Thanks for sharing your photos with us!


I think the roof that you mean is not the one of the American embassy but the roof of the DZ Bank building.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 10:10 PM   #164
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And great it has been done

Great work man, you really understand how to handle a camera
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It's sometimes considered to be the oldest university in Germany (others are Prague and Vienna), nowadays it has 2 campuses off the centre (the biggest one on the edge of the city, across the Neckar) and several other buildings around the city. However, there are quite a few uni buildings in the centre itself, amongs others the central administration (right on Lange Straße, afaik) and a big canteen. As the campus idea is relatively new to German universities (and was introduced just in the 20th century afaik), elder unis are spread around the city and sometimes you'll hardly notice that its there.
Above all, a very pricy place to study, though.
Thanks for the info, in the UK universitys tend to concentrate in their fields (ie all medical together, creative studies together etc.)

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Fantastic photo thread! Thanks for sharing your photos with us!


I think the roof that you mean is not the one of the American embassy but the roof of the DZ Bank building.
Thanks, love sharing the pics, its interesting to get the extra info from those in the know. Wasnt sure if it was the American embassy, thought it looked a bit fancy for the facade.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 10:11 PM   #165
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Its a helical staircase, so you come down a different spiral to the one you go up, like the Palace of Chambord in France

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A view to the victory column, it used to be just outside the Reichstag

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Old June 18th, 2012, 10:12 PM   #166
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The new station

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The top is open, with rain water being diverted, while stale air is expelled

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Old June 18th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #167
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A building finally for all the German people

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Old June 20th, 2012, 09:58 AM   #170
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Was quite an interesting space, its left up to the explorer to interpret it. Personally i interpreted it as the blocks being bodies. At first it easy to overlook them, but the further you get to the center the biger they are until they they are all around and above you, and you are unable to ignor them. Quite moving

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Heading to Potsdamer Platz

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Very cool building

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Old June 21st, 2012, 10:02 AM   #171
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Ritz carlton

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A pano

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Sony center, was a really nice public space

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Old June 21st, 2012, 10:03 AM   #172
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Interesting that only Soviet memorabilia is for sale, i'm guessing aimed at western rather than ex soviet country tourists?

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Old June 21st, 2012, 10:07 AM   #173
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Wall of terror, gave a good account of the Nazis rise to power and their crimes and ethos. Suprisingly, despite the UK's preocupation with WW2, i knew little of what the Nazis stood for, rather what they did. The soviet souvenires and sites like this all added to Berlin being completely tied up with the last 100 years (not that it should be forgotten

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Cool

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Had to be seen! though completely underwhelming, not as underwhelmingas the 'manequin piss' in Brussels though

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Old June 21st, 2012, 12:40 PM   #174
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The soviet souvenires and sites like this all added to Berlin being completely tied up with the last 100 years (not that it should be forgotten)
Firstly, that's what most people associate Berlin with. And these are the most important historical episodes for what Germany is nowadays without any doubt.
Secondly, unlike other metropolises, Berlin basically was forests and sand 300 years ago (I'm exaggerating a little bit here), so it's actually a city with a comparatively short history for both German and European standards.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 06:21 PM   #175
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the city is great ... lots of space left... u got the feeling that Berlin is the next big thing in Europe being there last week. tiny detail about Germans people... outgoing for sure but so not keen for speaking english ... it struck me but anyway Berlin is great.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 07:42 PM   #176
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Firstly, that's what most people associate Berlin with. And these are the most important historical episodes for what Germany is nowadays without any doubt.
Secondly, unlike other metropolises, Berlin basically was forests and sand 300 years ago (I'm exaggerating a little bit here), so it's actually a city with a comparatively short history for both German and European standards.
Its history as capital of Prussia is also important. Other German cities that were equally as destroyed by war didnt dwell on it as much, though i suppose they have had longer to rebuild and move on, and focussed more on their histories as capitals of their respected states.

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the city is great ... lots of space left... u got the feeling that Berlin is the next big thing in Europe being there last week. tiny detail about Germans people... outgoing for sure but so not keen for speaking english ... it struck me but anyway Berlin is great.
It has as much potential as any other European capital from what i could see, and is a great city. Really surprised you found the Germans reluctant to speak English, i completely found the oposit, using only a few words in German, such as hello, goodbye, thank you, please, and then switching to English, the Germans were surprisingly easy to talk to. i never once had any problems comunicating and outside literally a couple of words, i speak no German. In fact I was wondering how Germans felt about English encroching into their lives, as everywhere i went i heared English being spoken, it almost seemed as if war had forced an alien culture into German culture? not sure if ive worded that correctly but something didnt feel right.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 02:32 AM   #179
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Freidrich strab
Interesting what you made of the famous Friedrichstraße



About the language issue: well I can assure you german is still widely spoken in germany, gladly.

However, indeed many people are concernced about the amount of english influence.

For instance, it is common to find an english (..sounding) name for new products (I guess marketing-guys think it sounds cooler..). Although its quite nonsense sometimes..

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However, good work on the photos, as always
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 07:36 PM   #180
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Thanks, its wasnt that i didnt hear German spoken, just that English was more widely spoken than i have heared in almost every other country ive been to where their native language isnt English. I wondered if this was a consequence of wwii, seperation and occupation, or just merely that Germany was comfortable with having both languages and not as staunchly resilient as say the French (or to a greater degree the Welsh where i am from)?
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