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Stained Glass Windows: Medieval Cartoon Books

Medieval Nativity Cartoon

I am a sucker for stained glass; I consider them comic books from another era. They taught stories about religion to those who couldn’t read and as such I find them fascinating. Occasionally they resemble medieval cartoons. Now Freiburg Cathedral has one of the best stained glass window collections in Europe. The bishop of the […]

Berlin: Is there anything left from the old GDR?

Pieces from the Berlin Wall

The first time I went to Berlin was August 1989 and the Wall was still up. I remember changing 25 DM at a rate 1:1, crossing into East Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie, spending one complete day in the East, eating lunch, dinner, paying entrance for museums, spending money on transport and still being left with […]