Just another example of the crazy-cool graffiti all around Berlin. This was just a few blocks away from my home-stay.

Just another example of the crazy-cool graffiti all around Berlin. This was just a few blocks away from my home-stay.

This building in Gdańsk, Poland looked to me like it spent too much time playing with Photobooth on it’s new Macbook.

This building in Gdańsk, Poland looked to me like it spent too much time playing with Photobooth on it’s new Macbook.

St. Thomas Kirche | Berlin, Germany
Feeling nostalgic today - the intersection right by my Berlin home in the district of Kreuzberg, with the St. Thomas Kirche in the background, a sight I saw every morning from my bedroom window. 

St. Thomas Kirche | Berlin, Germany

Feeling nostalgic today - the intersection right by my Berlin home in the district of Kreuzberg, with the St. Thomas Kirche in the background, a sight I saw every morning from my bedroom window. 

Font Magica| Barcelona

Font Magica| Barcelona

La Boqueria | Barcelona
More colorful than a room wallpapered with Starburst wrappers. And more tasty.

La Boqueria | Barcelona

More colorful than a room wallpapered with Starburst wrappers. And more tasty.

Siegessäule | Berlin Victory Column | March 2009
Finally at the top, close enough to see the details on Victoria’s wings.

Siegessäule | Berlin Victory Column | March 2009

Finally at the top, close enough to see the details on Victoria’s wings.

Siegessäule | Berlin Victory Column | March 2009

Siegessäule | Berlin Victory Column | March 2009

Siegessäule | Berlin Victory Column | March 2009
According to the golden plaque we read just before entering this spiral staircase, the Siegessäule is 70 meters high and 285 steps (Stufen). 
Climbing the Siegessäule was one of the first touristy things I did in Berlin, with people in my program I had just met who would become two of my closest friends in the next few months.

Siegessäule | Berlin Victory Column | March 2009

According to the golden plaque we read just before entering this spiral staircase, the Siegessäule is 70 meters high and 285 steps (Stufen). 

Climbing the Siegessäule was one of the first touristy things I did in Berlin, with people in my program I had just met who would become two of my closest friends in the next few months.

Fountain in Rome | Taken my last weekend in Europe, visiting my friend who was doing a May-term in Italy.
I snapped this foto while leaning against it, eating lunch.

Fountain in Rome | Taken my last weekend in Europe, visiting my friend who was doing a May-term in Italy.

I snapped this foto while leaning against it, eating lunch.

The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche | The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
Taken on a rainy day on the Ku’damm in Berlin, my first week.
This foto is a great example of two qualities I quickly learned to love about Berlin:
So much of the city is simultaneously old and new. Rebuilt, but not erased.
It rained. Often. It may not have made the most beautiful skies for my early photos’ backgrounds, but it became almost comforting.

The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche | The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Taken on a rainy day on the Ku’damm in Berlin, my first week.

This foto is a great example of two qualities I quickly learned to love about Berlin:

  1. So much of the city is simultaneously old and new. Rebuilt, but not erased.
  2. It rained. Often. It may not have made the most beautiful skies for my early photos’ backgrounds, but it became almost comforting.