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detail of rats on statue of St Gertrude in Berlin

photo: rats of Berlin

This is a detail from a statue in central Berlin. I thought these rats were supposed to look cute and happy until …

metalwork on church doors in Mitte district, Berlin, Germany

daily photo: church doors

And here’s another example of decorative metalwork – this time on the doors of a church in the Mitte district of Berlin.

art nouveau metal grillwork from Municipal House in Prague

daily photo: art nouveau grillwork

Here’s another detail from the spectacular art nouveau Municipal House in Prague. I believe this is a very ornate ventilation grill. No …

Poetry with her swan harp on the Schiller monument in Berlin

daily photo: swan harp

This swan harp belongs to the personification of Poetry in the grand monument to Schiller at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin. Friedrich Schiller is …

bird floral motif at Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam Germany

daily photo: sanssouci bas-relief

This charming design is from the fountain garden in front of Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany, near Berlin. I often photograph designs …

pink protea blossom

daily photo: protea flower

In the dead of winter, there is nothing better than bringing home fresh flowers. I bought this amazing protea flower yesterday at …

german good luck symbols for the new year, pigs, mushrooms and chimney sweeps

Frohes Neues!

Happy New Year! I couldn’t resist picking up a few of the German good luck candies for the new year. Traditional lucky …

Happy Holidays!

Celebrate the season with my old friend, the yule log video. Frohe Weihnachten from Berlin!