East side of the gigantic Paul-Löbe-Haus, part of the parliamentary buildings in Berlin. I quite like the use of glass on this government building–makes a huge building appear less lumbering, connotes the ideal of transparency in government, and, keeps the city’s window cleaners in business.
And this is where the potato pancake belongs, amidst a round-up of central European staples.
The potato pancake makes its triumphant return, though a little early this year. I don’t know who considers these things a breeze to whip up, but this is likely it for 2013. They were yummy while they lasted! The dill cream sauce was inspired by this. Only more.
An angled shot of Eduardo Chillida’s 2001 Berlin sculpture in front of the Bundeskanzleramt, or federal chancellery building, taken on my last day in Berlin this past May. I was quite tired by then, a little lazy and overly despondent at having to leave, so I didn’t expose for the sculpture properly. I tried dodging in Photoshop; I’ll let others be the judge about the result.
This is about as perfect a fall colour shot I’ve ever managed to take. I don’t feel I can take much credit though, other than picking the right date for a fall colours camping trip!
Canoes on, what else, Canoe Lake. This one might be postcard material, though I’d probably have to edit out that pesky little tree sticking out like a pipe cleaner at the top right of the frame.
The unusal shape of this little maple tree (or are there two trees?), which stood out against the green pines, reminded me of a bonsai tree, even though it was about six feet tall. It’s probably not going to fare too well in the long run given that it’s in a spot with shallow, acidic soil.