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"berlin" Discussed on The Big Ones
"Oh my god. I wanted to go there too. That would probably like. I would use that in my museum pass. You know if. I had some extra time but that looked so cool. So that's essentially what it's like for a person living in east berlin during like that the period when there was the wall. And there's like weird stuff that happened and then there's the star see museum. Which is all about east germany's infamous secret police. So it's basically spy museum. Oh that's really cool and you're doing all this now i typed in stasi without museum and then i did get scusi schroeder from from vanderpump rules. So let me put museum in there. And you're doing all of this alone. No i've got my couple of girlfriends with okay. Got it and they. They all have their own bicycles too but if they want they can if they want to just rather go shopping or whatever they might be bored by this stuff but i definitely want to go see all this. This museum is. I'm going to tell you why because you get to walk into little like sets like you walk in and it's like you walk into nineteen sixties room rooms one thousand nine hundred nineteen sixties rooms It's just really cool. I love museums like this. I just think that's the coolest and i just think there there has become. There's just interesting thing that happened because of it's been you know however many years now since the wall went down and so there are people alive now. People who were born post nineteen ninety who never experienced Living in like cold war era berlin and so there has been com factor to east berlin christmas daljit factor Which a lot of people really are uncomfortable with because it was such a traumatic time. But i think there's something really interesting about kids who are born in like two thousand twenty now and they're like laugh having a little bit of laugh at east berlin and wanting like kitschy soviet souvenirs and stuff right. Yep so. I think that's so fascinating. And i think you're kind of experience some of that at the saucy museum do you may be kind of like hear some kids talking laughing and then you look at them with your haircut and everything and you go like you know. It's not that funny actually. Well this is the thing. I'm actually been wearing a bucket hat. What's a bucket like. just a bucket..
"berlin" Discussed on The Big Ones
"But i will say the ones that you renter really and you can rent them for like forty bucks. Yeah or whatever. But i found these german-made electric bicycles called rough cycles. That's are you f- f- cycles. And i'm having i'm buying them for everyone and they're so adorable looking so cute own. My god yeah. They look like they're they retail for about five thousand euros each and the ones. I'm looking bill cadillacs. They're amazing. The one i really like is like a gray and red and they look like real bicycle. They don't look like weird machine right. Hugh but yeah. I just wanna cruz-rand on an electric bicycle. Before i start going to like cold cold war museums and all that i gotta eat of course and the first place that i want to go is in the area where i'm staying which is also one of the reasons why i like this neighborhood. Okay so i'm going to the. I don't know exactly how you say it. But it's the cod of way it's k. a. d. e. w. e. remuneration for puff house they weston's or department store of the west and this. You've posted a picture with just tons of sausages here. Yeah so let me tell you about this place. So this is germany's most iconic department store. It's huge and it was built in one thousand nine hundred seven and it's a true west berlin landmark that's seen everything from the roaring twenties to the nazi era where it was stripped away from his jewish owners only to be bombed into violating during world war two and this is from berlin food stories dot com throughout the existence of the berlin wall. The causeway was the symbol of west german wealth. And one of the most visited destinations for east berliners that crossed the wall for the first time so it was like this beacon of freedom. But what i. I'm not just going to go to like any food court on the sixth floor. There is this iconic huge food court. And i love department store food courts because this is the thing that i did when i was in japan. There's something called the depa. Chica urged depa chica in japan where these department stores and they had these incredible basement food courts. They were like my favorite thing to go. Do it was the best food it was just the fanciest food court of all different types of cuisine and this permits or looks unreal. I mean especially. I know we keep harping about christmas but i mean just At christmas time this place really comes to life. i. I can imagine. And i don't know if you clicked on that link but you can see that some of the different stuff that's supposed to be really good there. They had like this crazy sausage bar. There's always stirs there's like a really good french patisserie. This is do. We go to a place like this in sweden. do you remember. We had like breakfast there when morning member. It was like a whole foods market where you could go to like all different. Yeah this looks so good. Oh my god these..
"berlin" Discussed on The Big Ones
"He basically loved berlin and he recorded three albums there at hansa studios which is a few a huge former concert hall alongside the berlin wall and this is a quote from bowie. He's as we recorded the album in the shadow of the wall which was about five hundred yards from our control room window directly in front of us was a guard tower with east german guards. You could actually see the red stars in their fuzzy hats and during this time people were still trying to flee into west germany and were being like shot by gartner. Young people were being killed in the streets and so this is where he recorded his iconic heroes and that song is. It's an amazing song. And he did his infamous concert in front of the reichstag Which some people say altered history because he played there was like a three day concert there. They were playing in west berlin but loud. Enough that the east berliners could here so they all gathered by the wall to listen the east. Berlin government. really overreacted and there was kind of like a riot. I guess and so some people think of this as sort of a turning point where the tide in east berlin shifted. And that's just the history of like bowie's berlin. I think is really cool. Yeah but i wanna see where Where you're spending two thousand dollars or more a night. Okay exactly because okay so this is the thing. So i have a blank check. I've got so much money to spend. I looked into luxury hotels in berlin. There are some beautiful hotels. But i decided instead. I think i'm going to really like it there so instead of staying at hotel. I'm investing in property. Oh my gosh that's crazy. Okay god okay. I know it is crazy. So so where bowie and naked pop lives was in shona shona baroque. It's in west berlin and at the time it was kind of the hotspot the gay neighborhood and like the red light district but today this is according to lonely planet. The streets are lined with nineteenth century townhouses and team with charming cafes and indy boutiques. The area is still home to the traditional gay quarter and red light district although the latter is gradually being replaced by an influx of.
"berlin" Discussed on The Big Ones
"Well links and then for our final dinner we go to dick. Dick were words. There's a link there and this is this is like this looks great tradition. This is like one of the oldest restaurants in berlin. I believe hold on let me. It's this german pub. Swimming tradit- the old berlin traditional restaurant. It's just really cool. Like wood-paneled pa. That's like very narrow with like wood wooden chairs. you can just get like traditional german fair. So are you finally trying a beer or what. We'll hear anything different. So here's what i know. I know that berlin beer gardens and all that stuff. I'm like he's doing that in all his other. 'cause he's there for some you know 'cause you remember the first day like he's kind of beard out and i'm just like okay. I don't need to have any beer. That is not really big in my trip. And i know that might make me lose points but like i'm more into like the music history and the like museum aspect and just like the exploring. I don't need to do a beer garden and do all that stuff if we had more options and stuff like that and more time in this podcast do up. I'm just saying it's the number one on my list and he's okay with that. Okay okay. Did you see a picture of this restaurant during christmas with all lights. It's so i don is what i'm talking about for me in real life. I'm going to berlin during christmas. It seems amazing. This is the place right up my alley. I think this is awesome and people. Should google dick wirtten so we have dinner here and and here he says you want to go for a final walk and go. I can't my foot and yeah obviously. That's kind of weird that he keeps forgetting so what happens is we just stay at the restaurant. And it's you know mood lighting. We're probably the last ones in the restaurant and we have a final. We we have a final say. Let me finally try one of those. You've been talking about beer so much. Let me try one you know. And he tells me is favourite ale and we sit there and then he goes well or maybe managed..
"berlin" Discussed on The Big Ones
"You're never gonna you're never gonna get me the next day ready to go so he's gonna be the day after but i'll tell you where i'm staying and now you can look at the dock. I'm going to be staying at the sir savvy. Hotel okay now. This hotel is situated in charlottenburg berlin literary quarter in a in a building constructed in eighteen ninety three it is ideal for those seeking Out inspired culture eclectic style. It's in this place looks at door so cute. It's in this really cute neighborhood which has always been like an arts and culture center. The hotel is i believe one hundred and fifty and which is not bad. That's berlin is not an expensive city. No it is not and so this hotel. It's very it's got a modern. How would you describe this. There's lots of plush fabrics. It seems to be sort of velvet throws on the bed with some old artwork and sort of fancy chandeliers. And it's very lush. Yeah it's very very lush an a little bit industrial And it's the right price and it's in a good part it's in. It's in the part of the city. That i'm really into because on the street on. That's like Parallel to where this is it's called kurfuerstendamm or or as the locals call it. It's the street. It's one of the most famous avenues in berlin. And it's considered the shamsa lease a of berlin and is lined with shops houses. Hotels and restaurants lot of fashion designers. Have their shops. There are a lot of Car manufacturers show so it's like this really cute area so this is upscale western berlin. I see here wool. Like before unification in western berlin and it is. It's it's very central to a lot of maybe torres sites. Yes so what. I'm gonna do is when i'm finally got my head on my going to take a day and kind of stroll this boulevard. I'm going to go to this. Really nice bakery. Amanda called the zt for brought. There's a link there it's this. It's the top baker bakery in berlin. It's number one on trip advisor as coffee and tea in berlin. they've got. Oh my god. All of these. Fresh baked heads I in this place almost looks like scandinavian vibe. Oh yeah various sort of minimalist. And i see these like oh my god these pretzels these huge pretzels. I could wear that as a hat. They'd arrest. I love okay. I just have to say so. Far your romantic getaway did not bat or women. It's just you know. don't worry. Oh my god and there's like this focaccia bread. Oh my god. Oh my god. And they've got these cinnamon rolls. Okay so i'm i'm gonna say one more thing on this on this boulevard. Is this really beautiful bookstore. The booster book Savon plots it's beneath the railway tracks. It's this beautiful bookstore with art..
China Order Report Drops TSLA Stock
"Everybody rob our here and today we of course going to be discussing the information's report on net new orders for tesla in china during the month of may this report was published a couple of hours before market closed. The stock dropped dramatically. And of course it was quickly picked up by other means. That's as well so we'll discuss my thoughts on that. Then we also have a couple stories on recall. Some news from cat l. expanding in china an update on gigabyte lynn an update on the plaid model s. As we await the delivery event. One week from that are so tussle stock today starting out the day just fine trading a little bit below yesterday's close but not too far in early morning trading and then in the afternoon we saw a report from the information this was a couple of hours before market closed on as this report came out tussle dropped sharply about three percent in less than ten minutes and then continued to decline into close finishing the day down five point three percent to five hundred and seventy dollars four cents that compared to the nasdaq down one percent on the debt so that report is where we will start. The headline for this piece is quote. Tesla's china orders have in may internal data shows as crisis deepens and quote. They go on to write that quote. The company's monthly net orders in china dropped to about ninety eight hundred in may for more than eighteen thousand april according to a person with knowledge of the data the sharp drop reflected a drastic shift in chinese consumers appetite for tesla whose founder elon. Musk has celebrity status. Their orders in january after the release of the motto sub and then slowly eased off before cratering last month. In march tesla had twenty one thousand that orders even on a week over week basis order so far haven't shown any signs of recovery. This person set and quote. The rest of the article is then pay walled. But i did read the full article. There's nothing new in the rest of it. It's really just kind of detailing. The situation that has been unfolding in china. All stuff that we've talked about with the shanghai auto show protest the government wanting to meet with tesla. I think back in march just to talk about safety all things that we have followed as they have unfolded so nothing new in the rest of it.
Tesla Is Already Shipping Cars Without Radar Sensors
"Everybody robin our here today. We're gonna be talking about tesla. Moving to their tesla vision. Approach for tommy tesla's announced that they're going to be moving radar hardware from vehicles. Like we had speculated about on mondays episodes. Made this official will talk about the details there. Then we've also got some news on giga berlin and an interesting update on power while production other strong day for tesla stock today finishing up two point four percent to six hundred and nineteen dollars. Thirteen cents that compared to the nasdaq also up on the day. Zero point six percent so following the removal of any mention of radar on tussles website. Earlier this week dell has now explained where they're at in terms of removing the radar hardware via a tesla support page update. The update here is called transitioning to tesla vision tesla rates quote we are continuing the transition to tesla vision or camera based autopilot system beginning with deliveries and may twenty twenty one model three and model y vehicles built for the north. American market will no longer be equipped with radar instead. These will be the first tesla vehicles to rely on camera vision and neural processing to deliver autopilot full. Self-driving and certain active safety features customers ordered before may twenty twenty one and are match with the car with tesla. Vision will be notified of the change through their accounts prior to delivery and quote. Tesla also notes here that for a short period of time while they're transitioning cars without radars may have some limits on auto steer they say maximum speed of seventy five miles per hour. That's versus ninety miles per hour. Normally and the minimum following distance will be longer. They also say that smart summoned an emergency lane departure avoidance may be disabled at delivered so just important understand that that is a temporary measure not all reports on this covered that detail tesla says in the weeks ahead they'll start restoring those features and yeah we've seen time landslip on efi related stuff in the past but fortunately these are pretty minor limitations and they seem to be more precautionary in terms of safety. Maybe with the exception thereof smart summit
Here Comes Biden's Generous Tax Credit for Electric Vehicles
"Everybody robbing our here and stay. We've got a bit of an update from yuan on the next iteration of the model y at giga berlin and texas. We've got a press conference for president. Biden at ford advocating for his instructor plan some news on tests stock from renaissance technologies and new research and a couple other stories as well. We'll start off with the stock. You're quickly tesla today. Finishing up two tenths of a percent to five hundred seventy seven dollars. Eighty seven cents a rare over performance for the stock as of late outpacing. The nasdaq which was down. Six tenths of a percent but to again just kind of drive the point home from yesterday's episode where we talked about the influence of rotation things that art innovation. Etf today up one point four percent before we get into the updates from. I did just want to quickly talk about. Biden's press conference and updates today on them structure plan. I think this was probably the most discussed topic that i saw out there for tesla today and kind of for good reason. I think the concerns. That were heightened. Today around this infrastructure plan are threefold. The first two are in one line of release statement from the white house on the instructor plan to day sharing a couple of details about how a consumer electric vehicle tax credit might be structured. It says quote these incentives will not go towards expensive luxury models and will also incentivize manufacturers. Who use good labor practices and quote so the first concern. They're being okay. Expensive luxury models. What exactly does that mean. It's unclear at this point in time and in second they're also using good labor practices. What exactly does that mean. We know that is a big union guy. Self-proclaimed and tesla is of course not unionized which i think brings in the third amplification of concern which was biden's press conference itself in which he frequently and consistently emphasized unions so bringing those down for the first concern in terms of expensive luxury models. I don't share too much of a concern on that. I think if we see an exclusion it's going to be an a price ban that still accommodates tussles model three model. Why lots of the competition right now is sitting in that price band including offerings from ford. Which biden was presenting today. Both with the ford mckee and then presumably also with the ford f one fifty lightning which was actually onstage behind biden at his
Stop New Oil Investments to Hit Net-Zero Emissions, IEA Says
"A report by the International Energy Agency says immediate action is needed if the world aims to me climate goals. By the year 2050 more on this from NPR's Rob Schmitz. The reports suggest ending investments in new coal mines, oil and gas wells as part of an overall reshaping of the global energy sector in order to meet ambitious carbon emissions reduction goals. Paris based agency has determined there is a narrow but viable pathway for building a global energy sector with net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Several countries, including the U. S and the European Union, have pledged to achieve net zero emissions by mid century. The IAEA report laid out 400 steps needed to transform L energies produced, transported and used, including seizing investments in new fossil fuel supply projects and ended the sale of internal combustion engine cars by 2035. A four fold increase in the deployment of solar and wind power. Rob Schmitz. NPR NEWS Berlin
French Police Deploy Tear Gas on Protestors Supporting Palestinians in Paris
"Tear gas and water cannons. I'm Pam Puso Fox News. Both were deployed by riot police in Paris after pro Palestinian protesters defied a ban on marching demonstrations in other French cities were peaceful. Protesters also gathered in London, Berlin and the Netherlands following days of fierce fighting between Israel and the Palestinians.
Tesla's China Sales Tumble 27% in April
"We're here and today. We're talking about the potential impact of new regulatory credits. That tesla has reportedly applied for we also have tweets from elon. Musk on the status of autopilot. Self-driving an update on giga berlin news from waymo crews and toyota n will start by revisiting the china april sales numbers that we discussed yesterday rough day in the markets today. Pretty much across the board tesla finishing down four point four percent five hundred eighty nine dollars ninety nine cents that compared to the nasdaq down two point seven percent arc's innovation. Etf down three point. Seven percent so tussle faring a little bit worse but certainly not an outlier in terms of the performance. Today i want to start off by revisiting china april sales so of course we talked about this yesterday. Some of the confusion out there. I went into a lot of detail on that so that people could understand where the various different viewpoints were coming from and why there was so much confusion and uncertainty yesterday today. I think we've got much more certainty so we'll get through this quicker today. I i did want to note a correction. So the confusion was about. Whether april sales numbers included or excluded exports one of the main factors for me leaning toward a being exclusive of exports and therefore a higher total number was the export number for sack passenger vehicles being higher than the wholesale sales numbers but unfortunately comments or pointed out to me that that was based on a mistranslation so the wholesale sales figure for sack passenger vehicles was actually thirteen thousand and four rather than one thousand three hundred and four so unfortunately that didn't give us any more information about how tesla sales compared to experts so apologies for that whenever i do find errors like that. I tweet them. Out at tesla. Podcasts good reason follow on twitter. Enter notifications on there. I try to limit my tweet so that the notifications are actually useful. Not spamming you. And then i also make sure to pinna comment on that video as well as providing up next video which i'm doing now anyway as i said yesterday related to those april sales figures. We should be getting more information over the coming days. And we've now started to see from a couple of different sources insurance data on individual models. Come out for april so we can see here. It looks like about sixty four hundred for the model three fifty five hundred four. The model y in china in april around twelve thousand newly insured tesla vehicles in china in april
Conductor with Bipolar Disorder Launches Orchestra To Battle Mental Health Stigma
"Today we have ronald brownstein. Mr brownstein is the music director of me. Too and a graduate of juilliard conducted the san francisco symphony berlin philharmonic and the oslo philharmonic. Just to name a few. Mr brownstein was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in nineteen eighty five. He launched me too because of his desire to support others who struggled to maintain good mental health. Mr brownstein welcome to the show. Thank you you have conducted major orchestras all around the world. And you are on a trajectory to being a lead conductor when you disclosed your diagnosis of bipolar disorder. And then you were shunned by the classical music community. Was this the experience that caused you to start me too. Well it wasn't like. I decided to start me too. I got basically fired from a job. Because of my mentally ill. I knew that i would never get up conducting chop again But it wasn't like a decision. It's just i felt that i run out of options So i had to create a new option which was to make my own of of people like me. And i guess it was not as though there was a formal launch. We just set out a press release and we waited to see if anyone would show up and a few people did. People were frankly sitting on on cold folding chairs all purpose community space at the beginning. We didn't really know what we're doing. And no one knew what would happen So anyways long short. I said everyone down on the floor and we talked about a parameters was just simply that wanted to make an orchestra that stigma free context in which we would be ourselves and not have to hide our illness so Kind of started like that
Tesla's Berlin Gigafactory to Be Delayed Another 6 Months
"Everybody rob our here and today. We've got quite a few rumors through we've been hearing most this weekend about delays for gigabyte. We'll talk about that situation. You've got a handful of exciting rumors as well another. Snp inclusion for tesla news on giga austin and a couple other stories to discuss quick look at the stock start off the week tesla today finishing down three and a half percent amidst some of those rumors about giga berlian. Closing at six hundred eighty. Four dollars ninety cents that compared to the nasdaq which was down half a percent on the day or at so capturing the most attention this weekend has been the report from automobile. Voca in germany. They claim to have an exclusive report that tesla has delayed gigabyte saying quote the start of series production tests. New gigafactory and bruneta near berlin has been delayed by six months until the end of january twenty twenty. Two tesla. boss elon. Musk officially gave the team half a year. More reports automobile voca citing company circles and quote. So this then got picked up kind of all over the place. We had bloomberg report on this market. Watch report on this et cetera. And this of course follows the news that we discussed last week. That tesla had adjusted their approval. Permit application to include battery production as we discussed in that episode that may cause further delays. Because the permit may need to then go through the public feedback process again. And we've already seen tesla their dismay with your approval process. How it's been going so far before even these adjustments so i say that because a delay overall wouldn't be all that surprising a delay until the end of january twenty twenty two would be a little bit more than i would expect though and we did hear tesla give us an update on this in their most recent shareholder letter from q. On earnings where they said. The build out of giga berlin is continuing to move forward with production and deliveries remaining on track. For late two thousand twenty one machinery for paint stamping castings et cetera. Continues to be moved into the building. In the meantime we will continue to increase import volumes to europe. And so this was just last week. They're saying late twenty twenty one and we also saw them simultaneously. Update the design studio time line for delivery for ottawa in germany from previously sang production mid twenty twenty one two deliveries and twenty twenty one.
Animal Behaviourist Gisela Kaplan Reminisces About Her First Bird
"Zillah told me about the the very first bird that you ever had in your life. Tell me about poll. well that Little budgerigar also only a short periods and it was given to me. I don't know why it was given to me. But i think my father had something to do and you might have known somebody who who knew somebody with birds as you know battery. Cows are still the favourite pet bird in europe so they're readily bread there and This bird was particularly. Young was only a few weeks old and i was fakes. Hijacked but also very insecure was nine years old and i was given full responsibility of the birds. I started asking around everything and the grandmother gave me a few tips on what i could do. An mind thing is to gain the trust of the birch. He said that's absolutely the mind thing set out to do that. Doesn't speak my language. Mike put little food on your hands speak to it slowly and make every movement very very gentle and slow so i spend every day in the first few weeks was just my hand in. There entered nearly dropped off which. I didn't never doubts too and that was very successful. The bird eventually came to me and unsettling and didn't need to be in the cage at all and accompanied me in my homework and usually set on my desk and when the bird sort i had done enough homework. It grabbed the pen and threw it over the side of the disc.
Tesla Giga Berlin to Start Production in July or August
"Adjusted GPS 93 cents. Estimates were for 80 cents, first quarter revenue. $10.39 billion estimates there 10.41 billion number of other headlines to pass along to you, We will have more Tesler coverage. But among some of the key headlines here says it is on track to start production from its Berlin factory in 2021 says First deliveries of the new model s should begin shortly. First quarter free cash flow. $293 Million estimates were for a negative 82.8 million. So again recapping here, Tesla out after ours. Tesla Lower after ours down now by 1.35% turned out to be a mixed day on Wall Street s and P A to record, though up
Life Is Not a Game: The Story of Ossip Bernstein
"Life is not a game sure there are winners and losers but the stakes are far higher than we might realize. Just ask us at bernstein. Bernstein was born in the ukraine in eighteen. Eighty two back when his hometown was part of the russian empire in nineteen o six. He received his doctorate in law from heidelberg university and became a practicing financial lawyer shortly after that bernstein saw great success in his legal career. Earning a comfortable living for himself and his family unfortunately as he would come to learn several times in his life considerable gains were often followed by immense losses. But it wasn't his fault. He wasn't the gambler and he didn't play the stock market. Although he did enjoy the final game chess to be specific he picked it up in law school and found that he had a talent for it one year after he started playing. He was entering competitions all over europe june of nineteen ninety-two his win at the general chess federation of berlin earned him a master title kicking off a spree of tournaments with varying results. Sometimes he placed first or second other times he tied for third or fourth yet. The more he played the more of a reputation he built for himself and he was also outspoken against certain players. Such as jose coppa blanca. Who beat him several times over the years but there was something fascinating about this up and coming wonderkid chess champions and enthusiasts alike spoke highly of him and his name appeared on high profile lists although not always in a good way the bolshevik revolution of nineteen seventeen brought a lot of turmoil to russia with lenin's red army overthrowing the government and setting up its own capitalists and their enablers were rounded up for contributing to the plight of the workers and among them was awesome bernstein. Us wasn't a banker but as a financial lawyer certainly helped them get richer oftentimes on the backs of the most vulnerable. He was practicing in odessa ukraine when he was arrested by the bolshevik secret police in nineteen eighteen.
Berlin-Tel Aviv 2036 Olympics Would Be ‘a Mark of Reconciliation’
"Come to the promised. Podcast brought to you on t. Lv one the voice of the city. That was just proposed as a possible venue for the twenty thirty six olympics which will be the thirty sixth modern olympics now that the international olympic committee just decided that the thirty fifth olympiad in twenty thirty two will be in brisbane australia. The twenty thirty six games are now for bid. The proposal was floated. in last. week's berliner morgenpost in a column written by franck koale ski a lead organizer of the two thousand and eighteen european track and field championships in berlin and ricard ming. The president of the german olympic association. The two men began by observing. What maybe obvious that berlin could not host the twenty thirty six games because berlin hosted the nineteen thirty six weeks which were by then german. Chancellor adolf hitler and held in stadiums festooned with swastikas. You may remember. There was some unpleasantness back. Then so berlin is out or is it. Kurowski wrote quote so why not send a completely new strong signal of peace and reconciliation in twenty thirty six a signal that does not hide from history but takes up the responsibility that comes from it. It would be such a signal. If and israel apply together more precisely berlin and tel aviv with the sailing and surfing competitions on the eastern mediterranean but also with other sports such as beach volleyball in israel's lively metropolis as a clear signal of how responsibility arises from
The Race to Succeed Germany’s Angela Merkel Just Got Exciting
"The partnership of germany's christian democrats and its bavarian sister group. The hugh has long been considered one of the most stable imposible politics and for the best part of twenty years. Angela merkel has brought to. This has strong and steady leadership both as chairwoman of the cd you and as chancellor of germany but the race to replace this autumn threatens to uprootal this as the two parties have endorsed rival candidates for chancellor the cd you has backed almond lash. The party's leader. The issue is throwing its weight behind the prime minister of bavaria. Marcus urda well to examine what this will mean for the party. And for germany's future. I'm joined by suited david philp. Who's the deputy director of the german marshall fund berlin and also by kirsten gamla these deputy editor of the parliamentary bureau of the deutsche citing. Now let's begin with you suda. This week has seen a series of stages in meetings to try and work out who will take the helm on friday yesterday. Those a four hour long session wasn't that we're both men set out their stall. Yes i mean this is really something that the cdc issue Are have found themselves in a really difficult situation. Because at this point you have two candidates vying to succeed merkel who are going to come out of this process damaged And it's going to split the party So it'll be really interesting to see how the conservative bloc comes out of this
Merkel's Bloc Spars Over Who Will Run for German Chancellor
"Good after from somewhat soggy. Very not sunny zurich the two leaders of the parties that make angle miracles. Conservative lines in germany have now put themselves forward to replace her. Frau merkel will stand down at september's election with the various premier. Marcus suitor and arm allow shut. The recently elected leader of the cd the christian democrats vying to fill her big loafer as well. Let's get the latest on this now from quentin peel and associate fellow at the your program at chatham house quinton also spent a few years at the f. t. as many of you know he was the man in berlin And of course has met mr lash attack from time to time. Good afternoon quentin good afternoon. Let's maybe start with a bit of a snapshot you've spent some time with mr lasted i've been in the company of mr Suitor before Maybe let's compare notes. Because the last time i was In munich at large event it was the unveiling of Of an a three fifty tons of course Airbus very much invested in bavaria. And there was mr at the center of things and really quite a quite a force Commanding the room Very much that the character that we've seen on On television probably of of late may be but look back a few years clinton maybe even a little bit more bolshie and boisterous but someone who certainly had command and presence How is this going to square when we think about Mister mister lash. Well they are a bit of a contrast rally because lash. it doesn't come over with quite the same self-confidence he seems more hesitant a little more ambiguous. He's not a what marcus urda is. He's not a real conservative. He's much more a centrist in the party. He's much more. The person who would still be a chance salah like angela merkel somebody who tries to bring the different factions together.
German Conservatives Mull Merkel Succession
"Germany indeed the whole of the european union is preparing for an era beyond the leadership of chancellor angela markle and this weekend the contours of the battle to lead our party became clearer. Mrs merkel's christian democratic union or cd you along with its sister party. The s you have lead the country for four consecutive terms and the two party leaders themselves. The heads of germany's two most populous states are now vying to replace her arm unless it the cd. You chair has already announced his intention to run out pursued on ehab forty to get touch longest mid and undug yesterday. Mark zeltser leads the. Su threw his hat in the ring. Status vian an essay and germany's state-led corona virus response has come into question as cases have risen faster than vaccinations legislation. That's under review would wrest control back from the states and shape a federal covid nineteen response that creates a potent political mix for two candidates with differing leadership of their home states but the best part of the year. These two men have been engaged. In the sort of war of attrition conducted mainly through the media criticizing each other's approaches to corona virus suggesting that their respective approaches have been more appropriate. Tom novel is the economists. Berlin bureau chief and this of course is a sort of proxy war for the decision for which of them is going to lead the two parties into the federal election in september and therefore most likely succeed. I'm gonna mock chancellor now we've spoken about both of them before on the show but let's quickly go through each of them. Tell me more about arlette. I'm going to lash. It was elected leader of the christian democratic union. The main center right party in germany in january he is also the leader of north rhine-westphalia. And that's germany's big
Massachusetts State Police Sign Pledge to Increase Women in Policing
"Czar Cohen reports. The Massachusetts state Police have joined the 30 by 30 Initiative, created at the New York University School of Law with the goal of making women 30% of police forces by the year 2030. State police Superintendent Colonel Christopher Mason says. Right now women make up only 5% of the mass state police force. A lot of things that make it difficult to recruit women into law enforcement are the traditional perception of what the job is about the pretty sophisticated job. That requires a lot of skills. A lot of those skills that are skill sets that that women have, He says. The recent turmoil and controversy surrounding police nationally have made recruiting difficult recruiting continues to be a challenge. Not only for the Massachusetts state police but nationally, Mason says the state police hope to learn the best strategies for recruiting and retaining women by working with the other members of the initiative. Art Cohen WBZ Boston's news radio in sports. The Berlin's fault of the
The Surprising Journey of New World Coins To Mughal India
"So spanish. America produces mindful of silver from the fifteen cookies and forties particularly from the fifteen forty s. Silver began to be exported in very large quantities. This came in the form of silver coins. A heavy silver coin got dollars odeon feet from mexico. So if you have mexican reels fate from baru via Peruvian dollars and they all came to spain a several itself From berlin silver gold civilian. That's not jeff hader. He's a professor of medieval and early. Modern history at the center for historical studies at joe har lal now who university in new delhi. He says the silver's johnny did not end in spain. Large quantity of silver flew out of spain so much. So that spin did not remain the biggest beneficiary in your world and it gravitated towards hideous which were highly commercialized. They goods and services. And i would consider mobilier two very important zone toward switch. These coins cry. We dated the mogul empire ruled most of northern india from the early sixteenth to the mid eighteenth century and it was one of the most powerful economies in the world india since ancient times had a gordon extraordinary structure of foreign trade and trade balances india exported commodities mainly textiles spices indigo and salt bitter chicago. Green to the markets in the persian gulf and red sea and beyond that to the mediterranean ain't exchange golden silver came. There was a very high demand and all this started. Driving towards the indian ocean in a favorite bakery an india receive a lion's share of this spanish-american suit
Germany restricts AstraZeneca vaccine
"Over the AstraZeneca covert vaccine has been resolved. Germany has announced its to restrict its use again. The German chancellor Angela Merkel, says it will only be given to those over the age of 60. The move follows a recommendation by Germany's vaccine commission, which has been investigating more than 30 cases in which people mostly younger women, developed blood clots in the brain after receiving the jab. Here's our Berlin correspondent Jenny Hill. These are people who 4 to 16 days after they received in AstraZeneca job developed a very rare form of blood clot on the brain. They've bean five such cases in the U. K Here in Germany. Nine people have died and the vast majority of those affected why the younger or middle aged women now we don't know whether that's significant. It may simply be that Younger women, a disproportionately represented in the priority groups have been given the AstraZeneca vaccine here. Angela Merkel announced the decision She didn't want, she said to sweep these very rare but very serious cases under the carpet. This number all Has cancer infant Does Alice. We know that vaccination is based on one principle on that is trust. We have to be able to trust the vaccines on. That's why we wait until each vaccine has passed the approval process. That's why we only use vaccines that have European approval. This'll also includes the ongoing testing of their effectiveness and safety on the permanent weighing of risks and benefits. Nevertheless, this does present the German chancellor. With a problem. Germany's vaccination rollout is extremely slow, just 11% of the population have received Ah first dose, and she herself acknowledged this will further erode public confidence in the AstraZeneca vaccine. There's a concern likely shared by other governments, including, of course, the British government, who tonight have said what the World Health organization Say this vaccine is safe. The
"berlin" Discussed on The Art Newspaper Weekly
"Now, the artist Brunson was a member of the seminal Canadian artists collective general idea known for its radical interventions into the art world through a decorative ISM institutional critique and queer theory among other things. After spells in Toronto and New York Brunson has lived in Berlin for some years and he's showing in Berlin as one of ats in the show Studio Berlin in the famous nightclub burgoyne. I spoke to a about the show. He's troubling work in it and about how he feels about. Berlin Enter today. You're showing right now in Berlin in the begun club and I wanted to get a sense of what Bergen means to Berlin is and two people in Berlin because it symbolic in in the sense that it connects the art community in the nightclub community and those two things are very important in terms of the Cultural Community of Berlin right? yes. The Art Community, the club, community in the queer community, it's a powerhouse and it's a history. So to stands in the toll for all that's wild and wonderful about Berlin I mean it's a legendary. So I'm presuming that many of your hit many of your audience already know more about it than I do probably. is somewhere like is a place you've been to is it a club? The attracts people from across the sort of coal true sphere of Berlin. Berlin is a wonderful place and Burgon reflects that in many ways. So for example, it's not augist. So as a seventy, four year old man I can go and you know the doorman will let me in. while throwing out a twenty four year old hipster. And that's a wonderful thing for it'll person it's wonderful to be able to feel you have access in a way that I I wouldn't have in New York, you know, and you know there's different parts to it as the Panorama Bar, which is a different atmosphere than the main club, and then there's lab, which is a gay sex club on the ground floor as well and Then they haven't enor- this enormous space in the back, which is kind of the center of this exhibition at which is only used for special projects. It's otherwise Closed. And can you say something about the word that you're showing in in that in the exhibition called Studio Berlin and we're led to believe that some of the words but not all of them is that right are made during lockdown but others Oh, existing works. This was not made during lockdown was made before It's called white flag. It's an enormous About five meter long. American flag. Which I purchased just after nine eleven on Ebay. When I was living in New York I was below fourteenth. Street. I was in I was in the nine eleven territory. And ever since that time what had wanted to make a series of American flags which are are distressed in the sense that they're covered with the very same sort of greasy strange doffs, the covered all of downtown Manhattan at that time. And I was finally able to carry those out here and You know it's having also done so much work about the AIDS pandemic and now looking through the Koran of the covert pandemic as well. It's all these all these human tragedies have flow together rather nicely, and the the flag is like a gigantic emblem for some sort of imperialist decay I think and it So I don't know why it works very well in this exhibition, it's it feels like a centerpiece to me. and very kindly put it in in a very grand location, the middle of the Great Hall and I'm very, very happy to see it. There is. Also symbolic use of white in terms of relationship to a flower that she's in cemeteries in Europe as well. The White Iris White Flag as a plant that I worked with a lot at first of all to poisonous plant and I'm I'm very fond of poisonous plants. They're usually related not only poisons to medicines and to the whole subject of health and to death and so on. But the white flag was a traditional flower in. Arabic cemeteries and north. African cemeteries and IT'S A it's a plant that migrated with the Muslim people. So it migrated to Spain and it migrated to Europe as a whole and here of course, is a huge Muslim community with the especially the Turkish and Syrian and so on and so forth and there's a big Muslim cemetery. Here I'd plan to whole installation that I never did using that white flour and I worked. I've worked a lot with I've worked a lot with white also with the Christmas, rose, which is also a poisonous plant which blooms totally the wrong time of year it blooms at Christmas and and it's a flower associated with witchcraft and so on in northern. Europe? So yes, I've I've worked a lot with wide tennis and with white plants. Especially, I mean talking about the sort of entropy of the end of imperialism. CETERA. Seems to me that again, the timing of showing this now in the context of coronavirus, which is obviously just I mean as we speak, I think one hundred, eighty, five, thousand people have died in the US for instance. It seems such a pertinent image now is that also part of your thinking about showing it at this moment? Yes well, you know it's so amazing. The actually on nine eleven itself people couldn't believe that thirty, five, hundred Baruch and said died in one day now thirty five hundred is nothing you know like it's like a drop in the bucket. The world has changed indeed I. Feel Very, you know I lived in New York for very long time. I feel very lucky indeed to be here in Berlin. Where the death rate is so low and the the the people take the disease. So seriously, and the medical system is so amazingly good for everybody not just for the few. And and so much space and light. Germans love space and light and the. Is planned. is to give everybody as much space in light as possible. No matter how poor you are or how rich..
"berlin" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Fun to let it. Roll host Nate Wilcox today. I'm joined by James Kaplan author of Irving Berlin New York Genius James. Welcome light to be here. Thanks for having sure and this is a really nice book on a big topic. I mean Irving Berlin astrum. Kern said doesn't have a place in American music. He is American music and at least up to the nineteen fifties. That is absolutely the case. I mean this guy had a career from nineteen o nine still active all the way up to nineteen sixty six had a hit play in the early fifties an incredible random and nobody in the modern era except may be. Paul McCartney could even be comparable. Yes I draw. A lot of comparisons actually between Lennon McCartney and Irving Berlin very similar work ethics ver very similar of brilliance at constructing songs and a lot of similarities in the way that constructed songs and yet unlike. Mccartney who had never ten incredible years and and you know Lennon had another five years or so and McCartney's maybe had another ten. I mean Burland kept it up and was at the top of his game through the teens through the twenties answered the challenge of Gershwin Kern and the the modern Broadway musical that integrates his story with the songs all the way up. You know into 'em beyond World War Two. It's it's just an incredible achievement. And he's just a Roy. Likable Guy and reading. This book really brings that across. I mean this is a guy with what you call an innate moral compass and avoid the temptation of most of the temptations of fame and money to an unbelievable degree. How do you explain? It's true And but I would I would I I. I would like to be very very careful about About emphasizing is yes his his high degree of morality and ethics and Pointing out at the same time that he was in a business a business that remains extremely competitive full of sharp elbows and nobody was more competitive and sharp elbowed then Berlin. He had a keen eye for the best business opportunities. He was sharply competitive and he could be very tough. Absolutely analysis. You know found his own music company very early on in his career. I think he had maybe two or three hits by the time he finds found his own company and there was a founding member of ask cap the publishing union that you know brought all the songwriters together and collect the royalties and BMI comes along in the forties to compete with it. But essentially you know Irving Berlin found co-founded modern music publishing yes. He was really present at the creation of the American songbook. And in your book. You talk about your own personal sort of discovery of Berlin and ties in with with the The New York theme that you were working as an intern for the New Yorker I'm out of the title wrong. But you're on the junior capacity at the New Yorker. When I I used to I used to handle a now. Outmoded machine called a typewriter I. I was an editorial typist at the New Yorker and Kids today don't know what they're missing with those IBM Z. Oh and but this was one song. The first song that you bring up in the book was one. I hadn't been familiar with which was very early. Irving Berlin strong and I hadn't realized he had recorded performances. But you found a record going back to nineteen o nine of Irving Berlin Singha Sonko called. Oh how that could love what what you know. What fascinates you about that recording. Well the first thing that fascinated me about that recording was how unbelievably old it was. I didn't even know. They made records in nineteen nine anti ear. This record that despite the hisses and pops inevitably that came through in the reproduction process and let us not forget that That went phonograph. Records were first made in that very early. Nineteen hundreds there was. No such thing is elect electronic microphone. These were made Singer sang or orchestras played through the bell of a gigantic speaking horn. Beg a Cone Light Assembly. That translated the vibrations of the boys are the music To a needle that etched the vibrations into a wax disc That was then That was then converted into a SHELLAC discs. That could be played on. This new fangled instrument called a phonograph. So all of this process was necessary and yet piercing through. This process was the unbelievably light. Witty engaging voice of a kind of genius who is coming up with this very funny popular songs very funny take on the silly ethnic songs of the early nineteen hundreds. The title itself gives you a hand. How German could love was about a very curvy? German lady who is singer was infatuated with and it's such a such a beguiling performance and in the book you call it modernism on the hoof startling. Formal innovation smuggled into into a seemingly banal idiom elaborate on that a little bit. What does that mean modernisers? This twenty years twenty one year old. He's twenty one years old and I ask you or any of the listeners. To think of themselves at twenty one I think of myself at twenty one when I could just about time I shooed. This is a guy who's twenty one years old who is not only a fully engaging with the art of songwriting. But he's he is making fun of it. He is both. He is both succeeding in it and Satirizing it at the same time and so again back in the very early twentieth century you had these waves. Upon ways of immigrants arriving in America Ellis Island and as a result of that kind of in reaction to it and also paying homage to it there was a great fad for ethnic songs songs written in the voice Voices OF GERMAN AMERICANS ITALIAN AMERICANS JEWISH JEWISH AMERICANS AFRICAN AMERICANS Kind of making fun of these minorities but Celebrating them at the same time. And this was a song that was sort of done in imposs- style with an own pas band playing in the background but at the same time Mel Brooks could have written the song. It is is just hilarious. So it's Berlin not only writing ethnic song but having his way with it and showing how brilliant He promises to be. And let's hear a little bit of it. This is Irving Berlin singing German. Could WHOA got speed German at all by the Durban key? Franklin off for me getting more yet was irving Berlin himself singing Ohio that German could love very song in a very rare recording of irving Berlin as a performer. And I thought it was important to include that because frequently we start the Irving Berlin story restart talking about Irving Berlin with Alexander's ragtime band and it's notable to me that he had multiple hits notably So when my wife goes to the country and my wife has gone to the country that fit more into that sort of after the ball or sidewalks of New York era or the George Cohen. Yet Yankee doodle Dandy solid saying that he would supersede and sort of blow away with Alexander's ragtime band. Can you talk about that transition from the early Tin Pan Alley to the ragtime era and how Berlin pity is that well? I think the first thing we want to do is is say. Very carefully and emphatically that ragtime was rank. Time is a lot of controversy. About ragtime and ragtime has a lot of a number of definitions but by the definition of The great genius Scott Joplin who was kind of the The procreate the originator of ragtime Alexander's ragtime band is not a ragtime song at all. It's a rather it is a song about. Ragtime is a song about a band leader named Alexander an African American bandleader named Alexander. And it's a sort of. It's a march really. It's IT IT IS A. It is a call to participate to enjoy to sing along to dance along to ragtime and it is kind of A. It's kind of A. It has a quantum leap from anything Berlin or anybody else had written floor. It comes along at precisely the right moment. One thousand nine eleven only two years after. Oh how that German could love for. Loon is now an old man of twenty three rather than just twenty one and he has been writing songs for a few years. He is making very good money writing songs. Such grant money that he's now able to go on vacation to Florida. He's on his way to Penn Station to take the The Orange Blossom Limited down to Florida a train down to Florida. That's how you traveled in those days but he has a couple of hours before train time so he stops by the office and he has a snatch of song that's playing in his head and here. We should note that Berlin Aerobic Music in quotation marks. He didn't know how to write music or read music. He had songs in his head. He would work with a musical secretary. Somebody A man. Who would sit at piano? Berlin would stand next to him. In the -TUNI- had in mind and the guide the piano would play the notes and begin to harmonize it play chords that Berlin would either approve or disapprove of. Tell the guy that change. He went to the office and he wrote down the lyrics to a song that it had in his head and he had the musical secretary. Play it and memorialize. It many went on vacation to Florida. This whole thing. This stop by the office to write down the song to take down the notes in the words of it took maybe twenty minutes. He goes on vacation. He comes back and this song is put into sheet music and it is then recorded On the brand new technology of phonograph records. Just coming just coming in in Nineteen Oh eight. Nineteen Nine. Nineteen ten and nineteen eleven. And because of the sheet music of Alexander's ragtime band and they'd phonograph record of Alexander's ragtime band. They twenty-three-year-old Irving Berlin becomes not just a national sewa celebrity but an international.
"berlin" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"Welcome to bed time history before we get started a shout out to one of our listeners. Zola and her family. Zola listens to bedtime history every night and is a big Fan. Thanks for supporting our PODCAST. Go TO PATRIOTS DOT COM. That's PAT heart. Yohan Dot Com forward slash bedtime history feud like to become a donor and help keep the podcast going strong in one thousand nine hundred forty five. When Germany Lost World War Two and the allies invaded the country? The Russians came in from the east and kept the eastern part of Germany for themselves. The other allies like the United States and England wanted to keep the other part of Germany. Free so for many years. Germany was divided into two countries east and West Germany. At the time the Russians country also called the Soviet Union was communist and very aggressive. They wanted the German people to be under their control so they did. Many things. Take not let them be free but they started to notice that the East German people didn't like this so they started leaving their part of the country. The Soviet Union didn't like this either because many of their hard workers and smart workers were leaving the next thing they did change Germany. For many years the Russians started to build a wall at first they just told people they couldn't leave Germany then pretty soon. The wall grew taller and taller with more fences. More guards to keep the German people in before long. They were not able to leave. In some cases they had family members or friends on the other side of the wall but no matter what they tried they could not move across Germany to see them. The Wall is made up of barbed wire and thick cinderblocks. It became known as the Berlin Wall along the Berlin Wall. Were watchtowers guns and bombs in the ground to keep people from crossing. This was a very sad time for the people in East Germany and those in West Germany. Who had friends and family on the other side of the wall? The main part of this wall was in Berlin the capital of Germany and was twenty eight miles and extended through Berlin. Seventy five miles up into the rest of Germany during this time the United States and its allies were in what was called the Cold War with countries such as Russia also known as the Soviet Union. The Cold War meant that usually there were no battles going on. That would be a heated or hot war but this war was cold because the two countries were enemies but usually just did things like spy on each other and try to be more powerful or have more weapons than the other during this time the United States and Soviet Union made more and more nuclear weapons which were large bombs which could be very harmful to large groups of people. Both countries had many many spies in each other's countries. Trying to figure out what the other country would do next. The United States and the Soviet Union or Russia were very different mostly because of their governments. The United States was a democracy where people were free voted for their leaders who represented the people. They all sat choices over things like what they could do for work and what they could buy. While Russia was communist Communism means the government decides how much everyone makes and what most people do for job and they also don't let the people vote or say what they believe in what they want. The Cold War went on for many years and during this time Germany was still split in two one side free and one side controlled by the Soviet Union. During this time some people were able to escape East Germany and cross the Berlin Wall without being caught. They think around five thousand people were able to do this which seems like a big number but it was over thirty years and there were a lot of people in. East Germany so really not that many were able to make it across but Germans were very creative in the ways they found to get across the wall for example in one thousand nine hundred sixty three and acrobat named Horst Klein salk cable going from one side of the wall to the other and decided to climb across it. The cable was sixty feet in the air and he climbed across it hand over. Hand it over the heads of the guards far below. When he got to the other side he fell to the ground and was okay but he was free and made a very daring escape. Indeed in one thousand nine hundred. Three two friends decided to do something similar as Horst Klein but instead created a zip line from one side of the wall to the other they did this by climbing to the top of a tall building and firing an Arrow over the wall to someone waiting on the other side the other person real the line across an cable which they attached to a chimney on the other side then Michael and Hoeger. The two friends zipped across and over the wall using police pretty amazing right to other friends. Hans and gutter came up with the idea to make their own hot air balloon. They built it in secret out of old bed sheets and canvas which their wives sewed then at night the two couples and their four children floated the hot air balloon. Eight thousand feet in the air and sailed over the Berlin Wall to freedom in one thousand nine hundred sixty to eighty one year old man and a group of senior citizens or older people spent sixteen days building a one hundred and sixty foot long tunnel under the wall. Many of the people who escaped regards because even the German guards didn't want to be forced to stay in East Germany. There were many guards who are able to easily escape because they were wearing uniforms. Many people around the world including the United States against the wall and challenge the East German leaders to take it down. President John F. Kennedy made a famous speech in West Germany. Telling them to take down. The wall later President Ronald Reagan did the same popular. Rock Stars often held concerts near the wall to entertain the East German people. In Nineteen eighty-nine many countries across Europe. Who were communist wanted to become democracies where the people had more freedoms at this time people in Germany also wanted to be done with communism and become free November ninth nine thousand nine hundred nine in East Berlin. Huge crowds of people began gathering at the wall. The guards were worried but no one told them to hurt the crowds. Eventually the crowd just started breaking down the wall chopping holes in it until finally the guards started letting people through crowds on the free side also gathered welcome their fellow. Germans there was celebration and hugging. Is the German people reunited friends and families were able to see each other again. People all around the world were happy for the German people who are no longer divided today. All of Germany is now a free country in a democracy. You can still visit a portion of the Berlin Wall that is still standing but now it's just a place that tourists can visit to be reminded that once Germany was divided tonight. Spend a few minutes thinking about what it would be like to live in a place with less freedoms and then think about how fortunate you are to live in a free country where you can think what you want to think. Believe what you want to believe and more freedoms to do what you want to do in life. Not all people have these same privileges. Freedom is something that has to be fought for an appreciated or it can go away like anything else. It's important to understand history so you can know what you need to do to keep your own country a free place and learn from the mistakes of the past so we don't repeat them..
"berlin" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"One and it was between the allies so kingdom United States Soviet Union regarding Camila Terry occupation and reconstruction of Berlin and and who got what piece yes exactly divided the country as well as the city. The city was divided into four pieces. We think of it being divided into two pieces but was divided into the British the US and the French sectors which all became west Berlin as well as the country was divided in the same fashion one of the things that people don't realize when they think about West Berlin and also the wall is that the wall actually went around West Berlin right Rian West Berlin that was encircled that was surrounded by a wall. It was not the east per se. Yen Eh is something that most people get it sort of reversed in your mind when I think about the city and we actually just celebrated here in Berlin the thirtieth anniversary of the a follow the law. Yeah that was a fun fun weekend and a lot going on in the city to celebrate that will in my understanding is that you can now tell where the wall had been. It's more marked on the ground again. The when I was there right after it was gone. And you couldn't tell where it used to be except by the gaps but a lot of it is now marked on the on the ground with I I wanna say brass dots or something like that at Brixton the ground and then also on their signs that say our good and it Kinda shows Street corners and stuff. Like there's a turn and minute shows the path of them now. airbag means while path and we actually cycle the entire Berlin Lynn Walsh earlier one hundred and sixty kilometers about one hundred miles in one day. It's great I don't recommend that unless you happen to be an enthusiast but it definitely takes you to everywhere you might imagine in Berlin from the most rural and I think that's the surprising thing about the city. They are actually rural segments to the the most urban really is diverse. More diversity think excellent anything else we WANNA see in the the city any other neighborhoods would recommend Mitte which we already mentioned is technically means the middle and in mid two. There's also the museum. Island UNESCO site has the Pergamon and several other museums. That it's worth getting a museum card if you're going to be here for a few days just so that we can go in out of the different museums freely if you have kids there's the DDR museum all sorts of Old East German artifacts and housewares and then funds stuff stuff. You can sort of everyday like I like a sample apartment and things like that if antiquities and playing with grandma. Grandma's old telephone number. You mid has also home to a lot of galleries so gallery art. If that's your thing you can walk the streets of there's sort of a segment of middle seat on the map and there's one gallery after another August stresses Straw Lineage Tross And in and around that Area A lot of little private galleries that are worth checking out and those originally probably when I visited this work art rex studios there. Let's say squatter communities but over time they've been turned into proper modern art galleries as well. You kind of undersold the museum orlands. They're a little bit but for if you are a museum or if you're a history buff that I would definitely recommend especially the Pergamon museum where you you can walk through the gates the reconstructed Gates Babylon for instance and and I feel like that alone is worth a stop if again if you're a history buff if that's something like walk through the stargate there. I'll put a link to a blog post. I did on twenty four hours in Berlin. That is show some pictures from some of the various things there there and there's the bust of never t and the next museum over and they're world class museums. I think that's really what you need to know. Is that this rivals arrivals. In terms of acquired ancient collection at the British Museum or any other museum in the world and also nearby is the Boda Museum which says art. The German History Museum is also quite interesting. It can be rather sobering. It's rather extensive but it's also quite interesting in terms of the history Berlin a history of Germany and obviously a lot of focus on Berlin as well and all of those museums are in a relatively short. Will the history museums outside of the museum. mylan but the others are in kind of a contained area and when it's springtime or summer time it's great to relax on the grass. There's lots of grass areas in parks in that the region as well also. The Berlin Cathedral is right there. Yes in Orland cathedral and you can also usually find a couple times a week concerts in there as well. So that's another good way to get inside meaning your concert tickets for rides the entrance fee into Cathedral. And you get a concert at the same time. What's the area of Berlin? If I haven't been there in ten years that has changed the most midtown Prenzlauer Berg. I would say maybe not ten years maybe more fifteen years but those were the areas that you mentioned during your first visit that regret in your used to be the apartments were heated with coal and a lot of abandoned landed places in now with cookie dough shops now in several cafes several cafes competing for the best avocado toast ok very colorful and modern and it's changed quite a lot of promise really known historically for its it's Avocados I think of a gutter growing Richard isn't it that's much I would also say Chris Baragan Eric annoyed can have changed quite a lot in the last ten years again this shift from mainly worker in immigrant communities to more say hit communities where there's galleries in restaurants and cafes and there's two areas I would change probably the most well what would you skip I'm looking at my guidebook. It's telling me to go to various displaces. And there's a few that if you had limited time you would probably pass I would say Schloss Charlottenburg and and I hope other doesn't hear this. Because he was so excited to visit. It's a beautiful palace. It's been renovated reconstructed. It's full of period piece furniture pitcher. That's really not what Berlin is about Berlin is for me not so much about going inside and seeing these beautiful balances in furniture. But it's more about the the living history that's outside so it's beautiful but at the same time if you have limited time you could see something similar to that in other capital cities in Europe or other cities in Europe. I would probably be I in down. I'm always amazed by seeing that neighborhood appear on so many lists. You're the first thing that you should do or serve typical because just doesn't really having lived here. It doesn't strike. Typical Berlin at all at strike was twenty years ago yet had a different role actually thirty two years ago that role has been displaced in. Looks quite a lot like any other shopping area in any city that you might see in there so many other things that are so that are unique about the city including what we've talked about so far that says that's probably worth escape. You're GonNa Miss Anything unless you have some really serious shopping that you have to do. And there are plenty of small shops in places like Craig's Baragan Prenzlauer. Berg in can that will probably take care of most year needs. Although the one thing I would say in Kurfurstendamm that I think is unique to Berlin would be the Kaiser Ville Memorial Church. Yeah that is a church that was damaged destroyed during World War Two and instead of renovating it to new. They actually a renovated or reconstructed to keep the damage on the steeple people so it's a reminder of the war and the cost of war and it has next door to it on the second Meditation Chapel or room. That is a very peaceful as well. I think the new that they built quite modern and I think beautiful now. That's a matter of opinion but the contrast that's between the two I think is is interesting and obviously historically significant. Yes anything else we should cover before we start to do some of our wrap pop questions so one of the things. Since we're heading into the season right now is Christmas market sure Orland isn't traditionally known reports Christmas markets. Meaning when you think German Christmas markets usually Nuremberg more unit but Berlin. Has I think now over sixty Christmas markets. So it's not only in one place in centralized but they're spread throughout the city and it's everything from the more traditional German Christmas markets with the Gluhwein in the sausages in the lights in the pretty buildings around and for that I would recommend gendarmenmarkt as the Christopher gendarmenmarkt Christmas market. But then there's also lots of Funky eclectic Dick Specialized Chris markets around the city and those are usually run over the course of maybe a single weekend. So they're they're in they're out there over bore weekends and advent but they're not every day right and you mentioned the gendarmenmarkt so that's the place where we have the twin churches with the square inbetween between down in the neighborhood that is can you claim that it's a myth. Okay that's where we'd find traditional you're saying yeah traditionally national and it's it's very pretty traditionally decorated. It's a beautiful setting because you have the two churches around in the square and everything and then you have one of the newer Christmas markets markets. Let's on weekends called highs ahead smart which has been this funky urban village area by the Spree River. And there's there's everything from bonfires and they have music eclectic puppet shows but then you can also still get your gluhwein and there's lots of handicrafts and homemade bread and so it's an interesting mixture of things. There's also in bitten in the north submit to big. That's why I think of it as two different areas there is that CNN market which is a Scandinavian market in the Cultural Bri the culture brewery. which is the site of a former brewery there and and that's also quite fun because it's it's an A.? Industrial courtyard brick courtyard. Finish GLOAG in. You've got your Swedish different. I ice drinks and stuff and is also got a nice feel to me and the other thing you reminded me of when you said Mitte. Because I've been at the Christmas Margaret. You were talking about there That the double plots near there. The original in front of the opera has one of the more interesting World War. Two era Memorials which is the memorial to Nazi book.
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"And to the the fact act that it is a private collection does mean that. It's a bit eclectic not as well organized but it also feels in terms of the care that someone took in collecting everything in terms terms of other Berlin Wall sites to visit. There's the east side gallery which is along the spree river metric sign neighborhood and that's two kilometers or over two kilometers of the Berlin Wall in it's been turned into an outside art gallery so as I understand. I think it's the longest outside art galleries said of murals era in the world and it has a lot of the the segments are fixed. Meaning they've been there for ten some actually some of them twenty twenty five years but some of those segments actually painted over and from time to time. So it's fun. Lock to do and mostly politically themed. Art About. The Wall is what I recall from. I'm lost I. was there still true. Yeah there's quite a bit connected to the wall and that also now quite a bit connected to the environment and the climate crisis so that some of the newer street art. That's been going up. And it has been under somewhat threat of being torn down for redevelopment. Right yes if that happens every couple of years I think actually that section along. The river is a bit controversial because the city and to be honest Berlin even though it has so many visitors visitors in it's the capital of Germany. It's basically bankrupt so in terms of trying to earn. Money was trying to sell basically rights for our housing development there and actually the last time that happened or quite a lot of demonstrations and petitions and they managed to keep the the housing I forget whether it's housing or Business Development Company from removing the east side gallery taking it somewhere else so it's still remains there but at the contested area because it's prime real estate but it's protected right now. Because of these I gallery world should receive. I would also say to visit visit the Brandenburg Gate which is the iconic actually used to be one of the original gates to the city Berlin when it was a walled city and next door to that is the Reichstag which is kind of the German parliament. One thing with that is now you have to. It's free to go up there. You can go up to the Dome the have a nice audio tour that you can pick up but you have to reserve that in advance. We have to go to the website and pick a time and a place and the reason why I say that a few years years ago you could just walk up there with your passport and you could go up but now they actually have specific times reserved in advance. Now another way to get around that if you really WANNA go up there because is it does provide really nice views of the city is. There's also a cafe on the top of the parliament. Yes so it's also possible to make a reservation there for breakfast or coffee or lunch in that way you get around the lines and can go up to the top as well. And besides his views of the city to the Reichstag has the staircase As it winds its way up to the top of the Reich. Shaq is really beautiful. So it's a beautifully designed building and then on top of that. This sort of audio guide interpretation is really excellent and well done so. That's one of those things when people will tell people about it and they'll say oh I wasn't able to get a reservation. It's really unfortunate. So that's one thing to look into an in advance of a visit is getting reservation there will and if people are picturing the old pictures of what the building like. It's changed quite a lot and and there's one significant that we haven't mentioned in terms of the rice dogs new dome it's glass. And what can you see. Thus foucault all mirrors on the inside down bigoted to run through my head thinking here so you can actually look down on the German parliament. And they the architects idea. You was that coming out of World War Two and coming out of the reunification that this basically was an idea that the parliament is transparent. And so they did this in a very intentional statement of transparency fascinating beautiful architecture in this old restored building. Obviously it was quite heavily damaged with some of the last two fighting in world. War Two happened here on the steps of the right doug but but it is now been transformed into a symbol of the new Germany. I think and the audio guide gives that whole entire background but also suggests walking around there. One of the things that I love is out opened. That area is for example. Berlin marathon ends very close to there and so everyone is hanging we now. On the lawn of the Reichstag after the marathon and so it's really in addition to the transparency. That you mentioned it also feels like the rice dog is a very open area. Meaning there's not fences and guards keeping you away from the from the lawn in front of it so feels very much connected to the people if that makes sense no it does make sense and while we're in that area I think there's a couple of the things we want to direct people to see. What else should we do while we're in that central part of town certainly the Holocaust memorial which is probably fairly famous not too far from the Brandenburg Gate on opportunities? See that tiergarten which is one of Berlin's largest parks. I think that's actually a worthwhile while place to take a stroll through. There are a couple of monuments there as well including including a Soviet monument that always fascinated us. Because it's it's associate war memorial but it was always in West Berlin and apparently they would allow guards every morning to come through change of the Soviet guards every morning when it was divided. And so there you have the big statue of Soviet soldier in a tank. But what's interesting is if you go back a little bit on the side panels they. They have big black and white photos of Berlin after World War Two so you can. Lot of them are aerial photos. You can see what the city was like after World War Two. A lot of the distractions actions flat as in flat. Yeah the Reichstag that you mention that provides perspective of how much the city was destroyed right and how much has been rebuilt in. It's gone through this process a few times already. So that's another place to visit. Will you mentioned Holocaust memorial. I think you're talking about thin memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe. I is the official name of it but I think a lot of people know what we're talking about but I don't assume that everybody does because it's a very interesting staying in odd monument in terms of what it looks like. It's a series of obelisks. Would that be the right term of various heights that I think is meant to you. Remind you of the old Jewish cemeteries like you'd find for instance in Prague where he also used to live but they're starting at knee height. And then you go down into some of the canyons even in here. And they're towering above your head but they represent many any of the people. I don't remember how many people per monument but I think there's some math there in terms of trying to represent the six million Jews who were killed in in World War Two. It's a sobering but I think a beautiful monument and what I've also heard. Is that as you mentioned. You know as you go through it. The I Abbas are the blocks are different sizes and also the ground is uneven And what we were told also is that it's also meant to make you feel disoriented. ranted which is this idea of the world in life is shifting and this idea of feeling disoriented as you go through it as well. I remember we did a walking tour one of the free walking tours. It's available right. They're starting at the starbucks near the Brandenburg Gate. Everyone probably should do. It was very good and we was not free for us we. We tipped heavily because we it was worth it. It was a three hour walking tour but one of the things that they were noting is right near are there is the spot where the bunker Hitler's bunker was and last I was there. There was no marker at all so they really wanted to remember this part. But they didn't want to commemorate and have it be a place where not Caesar neo-nazis would would congregate or Lee. Reeds needs for certain things like that. So that's a parking lot right. I honestly deliberately did not include that in this discussion. Yeah it's it's fair to bring it up right during on walking tours. Typically.
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"The bags back on the road and read it's real good passport. Amateur Traveler episode six hundred and eighty four today. The amateur traveler talks about museums and memorials and markets. It's parks palaces and a wall as we go to Berlin Germany amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christianson. Let's talk about Berlin I. I'd like to welcome the show. Audrey Scott and Daniel knoll from an cornered market DOT COM or at welcome back to the show I should say and we brought Audrey and and Daniel back to talk about Berlin Germany Audrey and Daniel Welcome back to the show. Thanks for having us back and I say welcome back to the show but I. I don't know if I could come up with all the Times you've been the show. We certainly done wonderful episodes together on prog and Bangladesh are the two that really stand out for me. I think there may maybe some other ones and there certainly some this. We can travels in there also but I put a list of all the shows they have been on in the show notes so we don't have to waste time with that but we have not covered Berlin Lynn Germany in quite a long time. I was really surprised how long it had been more than a decade since we've talked about a rather rapidly changing city Berlin has changed a lot lot since we covered it the first time in the show for sure and you guys happened to live there now. Yeah we've actually called Berlin are home now for about seven years. It's hard to believe Aleve and even within that time it's changed quite a lot so if we go back over a decade yeah. There's been a lot of changes well so this seemed like a really good excuse to have two of my favorite guests back on the show. Why should someone think about going to Berlin? Well it it certainly seems to be enjoying an another up surgeon ovulating. Correct me if I'm wrong on the statistics. I think it's the third most popular destination in Europe. And it's interesting because Berlin on the surface is is not a traditional European destination meaning. It doesn't have preserved old town like Prague Nick or even like many of the other incredible credible cities in Europe but when it has a has its dynamism feel to it and creativity and energy and so people don't really come to Berlin to see Z.. Beautiful old buildings there are still a few that remain. There's obviously really interesting history here but it's more for its creative field for its neighborhoods spor. There's also has a really big party scene for those who like clubbing. It's more about the feel of the place will. Then I think the other two most popular cities than would would be London and Paris. I believe you're talking about and compared to the two of them it's also had a reputation for being less expensive low. I don't know if that's still true. I think Jewish rush to a great degree. It is having just visited London. I think we can. We can vouch for that London. Right still a great city but yeah so yes certainly your dollar euro or whatever you can be carrying goes a little bit further and I think it's just a different city. Virginia from what Adriana said before I think when people come away their struck with the difficulty to articulate why Berlin sticks with them in a way that it does in the word they often use five. I love the divider that city. Such an interesting vibe that the atmosphere and I think a lot of s to do with the fact that religion is in a constant state of Flux Fox and perhaps in a constant state of Renaissance reimagining itself will in you mention concentrate of luck so the first time I was in Berlin. We've talked about this on. The show was a year after the wall fell and the the heart of the city. The center of the activity was Kurfurstendamm. Turn down on the western side and you could still see the bullet holes in the walls on. What was East Germany? You could hardly find any trace of the wall but you wouldn't meet. You didn't need it to tell what had been East. Germany was still fairly drab on that side of in a lot of the buildings and things I think the the last time I was back in a completely flipped the vibrant activity was where it traditionally was in the eastern part of the city buttered standard that continues continues to change since I have been there. Yeah I mean. The city is constantly changing in Berlin is a very neighborhood focused city so the neighborhoods are always experience in different levels of renaissance also in their hip when they're not hit but for especially after the wall fell East Berlin. What was formerly east? Berlin was the hub hub for heart for artists and the mayor actually was rather smart. He said we have all these really big industrial buildings. We have all this space and actually opened up four artists for basically like squatter communities and art studios and stuff and so that attracted a lot of artists in creative types to the city in. So you still feel let today but some of the traditional areas where that was like Mitte has now become a bit too expensive a little bit too gentrified now. Those artists communities are going a little bit more. Let's say towards the edges where there still is available space will emit a would be middle so literally the middle of the city. Yeah it's the middle of the city but it was the heart of former East Berlin and all the neighborhoods have changed quite a bit like we live in Nikon in the south and our neighborhood. We talked to Berliners who grew up appear in their thirties forties. Saying when I was young you never went there. That was considered a bad place to go. Someone joked it was like the Harlem like in the bad days but but now it's a vibrant community. We've got museums and galleries. But also it's still has this connection to its roots. which is a worker community as as well as an immigrant community? So it's this interesting dynamic between a little bit of gentrification which is a big issue in Berlin right now but it still has its soul in terms of the working man every day. Many hood is well excellent. Well let's start to put some structure on. That's what kind of itinerary would you recommend for someone who's coming to Berlin especially for the first time time. Okay well that really depends on the number of day. Well let's target. Let's talk about a week for Berlin and day trips from Berlin. I think the first piece of advice that we might give to. Someone has to understand that Berlin. Is I believe approximately three hundred sixty miles square miles in terms of landmass. So you're not gonna be able to cover the entire city so I think the trick is to figure out what are the core elements that you'd like to see in Berlin East and west and then maybe to identify a a couple of non-core that are out there in some of the neighborhoods so in terms of some of the usual suspects in. You're looking at things like checkpoint Charlie in the Checkpoint Charlie Museum which definitely definitely a although it is touristy at something that we often recommend to people particularly on those days that are not good weather days at the museum. Actual checkpoint appoint Charlotte's it's rather touristy and people are posing for photos but the museum is actually it's a private initiative and it has all sorts of stories and photos of life rush when the wall was up as well as stories of escape. And it's quite well done. Well let's dig into that a little more so checkpoint Charlie one of the famous checkpoints between East in West Berlin. There's the little guardhouse there which is a reconstruction because they tore down the guardhouse ray quickly after they down the wall and then realized Oh hey we we have this wonderful memorable spot so they. They built it back up again but the checkpoint Charlie Museum was there during the time of the wall all and it started as a private collection of memorabilia about escapes predominantly from Berlin and. I think it's a fascinating museum Ziam. Although I would have to say the last time I was there. It had a feel of grandma's attic in terms of organization. I don't know if that has changed. Excel Excel J. One of the most amazing wonderful collections. So hazardously arranged but you can see where someone took a surfboard. Gordon holiday it out so they could put people inside or cars with secret. Compartments were people who made balloons to fly over the wall. It's a fascinating collection especially in terms of Cold War. History doesn't Nice job of addressing cold order history from the stamp on Berlin that it also digs into some of the Cold War history elsewhere so with over revolution in Prague so the rising Hungary so it provides a broader context. Not just what happened here in Berlin which I think is really really Nice Josh. Not Quite as my favorite in terms of organization as the CA- Museum of Communism in Prague but still amazing and great museum.
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"Just across the water from. Cyprus is one of the world's most recognizable divides the westbound barrier separating Israel from Palestine traces the so called Green Line between the two territories. Why Israel is see it as a purely defensive measure? Many Palestinians believe its purpose. I is to take their land and liberty. We spoke with Dr Atta our hsieh Palestinian author and lecturer who attended Bizet University in the West Bank. That's him talking about living with the barrier in many ways few cut off communities from each other what you notice with time in that state experience of Gazans for example because they're also community that is very much hemmed in it basically create a kind of some sort of precision mentality because this is the experience of God in the West Bank to create social fractures political fractures. Also it embiid's beads everyday life so students who went to good school that forced to go through sometimes some barriers. Sometimes they're not allowed shivered farmers So the severe mental and psychological and emotional impact in the sense that it actually keeps you within a very little tertiary unable to travel unable to do much and that certainly creates resentment creates all kinds of psychological in backs and also the potential to do harm to others. Because that's the only way you could perhaps resist this kind of force people who are hemmed-in and in as you described would always try to find a way of inflitrating because Dr Dispute Because the conditions are dispersed so they actually are used used by politicians to manipulate the relation to give them the sense of security sometime will to use the veneer of security as in the case of Israel and other countries. I'm sure but actually what they do. The people who want to resist the subjugation or the disparate conditions where they find themselves will find other ways. Now tell me you. Even as we said naming this barrier has been contentious in the posit on it aims and ambitions dispute on both sides but for Palestinians Palestinians who people saw what was happening in Israel a large number of suicide bombings and a period during the second Intifada. When many people being killed on buses says these ready response to building a Baria? It couldn't have come as a dramatic surprise being discussed for many many years. This idea of separating operating the people's did Palestinians think there was an alternative to a physical barrier like this to allow people on both sides of insecurity the claim of security. Obviously security's a genuine metal for everybody for every community every nation that is true through but the point about that actually to prevent that it's about creating a political climate where there is peace and Israel has not done that in the past. I think that's the feeling among the Palestinians that basically the barrier didn't stop as twin suicide bombing. What stopped hoped it was another political reality that has been created after two six win then too far kind of died down those who want and to do this sort of thing they could unfortunately still do it? The civilization wall. It might limit it to some extent but it doesn't completely stop it so actually the spire is just as alias make claim about disraeli. Government make claims about security and that is the catch phrase for but the reality of it is. Is that the barrier that is basically meant to cement Israeli expansionist policies in the West Bank. So for the Bosnians. It's these we saw the underpinnings the underlying reasons as for why the buyers constructed but the reality is completely different with all the negative effects. Let it has on them when you think of historical examples. The Berlin Wall for that tiny will in a white come down in Berlin evolved because because there were dramatic changes in the politics on both sides and a realignment of a world order. Do think in the end for the wool. The barrier to come don between Palestinians and Israelis would involve something as dramatic as a kind of a realignment of the world order. Do see any hope of coming down. It's very hard to speak about. Tobe win the tuition is so gloomy. But I think there must be hoped that must be a way out of the situation and that way we'd have to be for the spirit to come down so naturally an optimistic person. I'm hopeful person I think most bulletins are because it's very much on a number leads anachronistic. It's not something that is natural. It's not something that you can live with forever. You know across all generations all times so oh I hope that this is a Tim. Bery and there will be that a dramatic moment when it comes down and they have been already all sorts of demonstrations around the barrier win one fell or at least just one section of it fell it just a symbol. That dishes cannot stand there forever and there may be you know be able to change and governments. It's changing things have changed obviously this very long term conflict and it has caused a lot better long-term hope envisioned that it would come down because it doesn't serve anyone daughter daughter out of Algeria. Thank you so much joining us here on the urban est.
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"Um bach by couldn't have played it better myself by now. You should be reaching the next intersection. Where unter den linden meets glinka strata at glinka stresa. Our next destination is a place called the berlin story. It's kitty corner to the left across the intersection so to get their cross to the left side of owner dan linden by the way lisa that piece of music. We just heard the sofa jet by. Cpi bach is when i learned as a young piano student. It's one of many pieces. Bach junior wrote during his three decades here in berlin bach was only one of several well known composers. Who lived here. They helped make. Berlin are europe's music capital in the seventeen fifty s setting the stage for the rise of vienna a generation. Later once you reach the other side of unter den linden turn right and continue heading. East down owner dan. Linden keep going till you reach number forty home place. The berlin story with all the layers of history there are in berlin from prussians to nazis. Communists the berlin story is a good place to sort it all out. The berlin story bookstore end museum is to shop. Side by side on. The left is a beefy little museum covering the main points of modern berlin history including video about the wall. It offers a vivid swing through the tumultuous story of this city. They also sell interesting cold war souvenirs next door on the right is a bookstore with just about the best range anywhere of english language. Titles on berlin. Now continue down under den linden a few steps farther until you reach the intersection. With friedrich strata today entered inland and is no longer a depressing cold war cul-de-sac dead ending at the brandenburg gate. Its original strolling cafe. Ambiance has returned break. It sure is nice walking onto den linden trees. Yes i agree. These linden trees are also known in english as lime trees. Linden trees can live for centuries but most of these trees are not that old. That's because in the twentieth century. Hitler cut down many of the venerable trees. Some of them. Two hundred and fifty years old and replace them with nazi flags. Popular discontent among berliners even nazi berliners drove him to replant the trees pause. When you reach the intersection with friedrich strasser. It's a good place to survey some of the features of modern berlin friedrichstrasse. You're standing at perhaps the most central crossroads in berlin and for several years. It'll be a mess. As berlin builds a new extension of its subway system. Check out the stop and gold crosswalk lights for pedestrian traffic at this intersection. The jonte green and red men date from the old east berlin days. They're called ample mention or late. Men even after the fall of the wall these fund pedestrian stoplights proved so popular that residents waged at ten year court battle to keep them from being replaced. Now look down friedrichstrasse up before the war zone was the heart of cultural berlin in the roaring twenties. It was home to anything goes nightlife and cabarets. We're entertainers like marlene. Dietrich performed since reunification. it's become home to super size department stores and big time hotels. They're trying to catch up to the glitz of crew. I in dm strauss. Which throughout the cold war was the main commercial boulevard of west berlin. So far friedrich stresa gets half the traffic as kudo. Why is that well. Locals complained that this area has no real daily life no supermarkets not much ethnic street food and so on reality before moving on you could consider detouring a block south to gallery. Lafayette department store. It has an amazing interior or stop into the vw automobile forum to check out the latest car models. It's just across the street on the other side of unter den linden but we'll head down in linden a more blocks when hair ample mentioned tells you. It's safe to go continue walking again down. Unter den.
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"The striking modern atrium good idea. Let's go there now. The architect frank. Gehry is famous for bill guggenheim museum. Progress dancing house seattle's experience music project. Chicago's millennium park. And the walt disney concert hall in la jury fans who enjoy his attention. Grabbing forms and colors might be surprised at the bank buildings low profile exterior structures on parisa. Plants are designed so as not to draw attention away from the brandenburg gate. But check out the lobby. This gives you your fix of wild and colorful gerry. Built in two thousand one. As an office complex and conference center the buildings undulating interior is like a big slithery fish. Gary once explained the form of the fish is the best example of movement. I tried to capture this movement in my buildings for more of architect frank. Gary's vision read the plaque in the lobby near the fish. Now let's start making our way back outside returning to parise parisi plots the next building on the is the academy of arts more on that in a second but for now. Turn your attention to the following building. The one that juts into the square and overlooks entered in linden boulevard. This is that ritzy hotel adlon. The original hotel was demolished after world. War two and rebuilt in nineteen ninety seven over the years. This venerable place has hosted celebrities and vip's from charlie chaplin to albert einstein. Wasn't it here that michael jackson. Yes yes exactly. It was here. That pop star michael jackson shocked millions by dangling his baby over the railing. It was the second balcony up and the hotel adlon was the setting for the classic film. Grand hotel in which. Greta garbo uttered the immortal line. I want to be alone. And i say i want to move along because our tour must continue at this point. Be making a detour off. The main unter den linden access to see some sobering world. War memorials will return to the hotel. Adlon in a bid to get to the memorials leave parise plots by passing through the academy of arts building. That's the one between the dc bank in hotel adlon. So let's enter the academy of arts building if the academy of arts is closed. You'll need to make a five minute. Detour pause the audio guide and follow. This route walked to the left toward the hotel. Adlon circle around the hotel adlon to its backside. There you'll find our next stop the sprawling field of stubby concrete pillars. This is the memorial to the murdered jews of europe. That's trek six. But if the academy of arts is open let's head there. Enter the academy of arts building pass through the glass cr cade and start making your way to the back by the way. There's a toilet in the basement if you need it just past the ground floor. Cafes the former office of albert speer spear was hitler's chosen architect. the man charged with planning the rebuilding of berlin. Once the nazis won the war. Berlin was to have been the grandiose world capital of nazi europe passed through the glass door to see spears favorite statue prometheus from around nineteen hundred. This is the kind of art turned. Hitler on a strong soldierly. Vital man defending the homeland. Now continue walking through the academy of arts building to the back.