Berliner Dom entranceWhen I started to blog, adding photo was in the beginning. Today almost all blogs (like mine) are filled up with images like photos, videos and advanced graphics.
When looking at my photos from Berlin last week I found that text or signs could be of same interest as beautiful buildings and heavy rain.
It started even before we arrived. At Oslo Airport Gardermoen one of Norways finest Poets Olav H. Hauges poem "Sleggja" (Sledgehammer) can be seen although I don´t know in which language.In Norvegian the text is:
Eg er berre ei sleggje. Eg stend der no. Eg lyt berre til når det røyner på.When moving around in Berlin, the H for bus-stop with the bus-number 100 became important between Bahnhof Zoologisher Garten and Alexanderplatz. (or further to Potsdamer Platz) The busses go with an interval of 6 minutes, and are the best hop-on hop-off system with a day-card of Euro 6.10In Friedrichstrasse these signs can be found and give memories back to my graduation trip to Berlin in 1966.Above from "west" to "east" and below the other side.
Some years later I read the book "Obsolete Communism: The Left-Wing Alternative (1968)" by Daniel Cohn-Bendit (Red Dany) and became known with his German background and relation to "Red Rudi" Rudi Dutschke. To see a street named after the second was surprisingHaving just been reading the books by Jan Guillou about "Arn Magnusson" and his vital importance to Swedish development around 1200 AD, it was interesting to see the two "competing" Knight Orders Templer Knight Order and Johanitter Knight Order at a crossroad in KreutsbergIf you only have read Dan Brown´s books and been interested in the search for the Holy Grail, go to Berlin and find it in one of the churches the allied forces did not totally destroy in Berlin.