On finding out you are not Australian

Fred Hooper used my experiences as an example in an interview on Drive, broadcast on ABC Northern Tasmania

With discussion about dual citizenship, Fred Hooper used my experiences as an example in an interview on Drive, broadcast on ABC Northern Tasmania on Tuesday 15 August 2017

Central atrium Berggruen Museum

Central atrium Berggruen Museum

Terrific day at Berggruen Museum and the associated gallery at Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg. Berggruen has the annex under renovation at the moment so the Paul Klee part of the exhibition is housed across the road at Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg. .
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This view is looking up into the Museum dome with a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti (http://bit.ly/1oAgz0l ).
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The museum has three floors of Picasso’s arranged in chronological order and a fabulous audio tour. ( http://bit.ly/1oAgz0o… ) ?

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Alois Senefelder, founder of lithography

The next closest U-bahn stop to where we are staying is Senefelderplatz. Named after the inventor of lithography, nearby is a marble statue of him. I thought naming it with the sort of mirror reversed lettering lithography uses, and having one of the putti looking at it with a mirror a nice touch. #sculpture
Alois Senefelder

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White asparagus

I didn’t realise it at the time, but this white asparagus soup is something of a seasonal dish in Berlin. Apparently just during April and May, the season delivers the white asparagus and the Berlin restaraunters make the most of it.

I had seen it in the markets, and checked them out as they do look very odd compared to the normal green asparagus.


Looking down Rykestrasse to Wasserturm

One of the most noticeable thing about Prenzlauer is the children. On the way from the airport the taxi driver said the berg had the highest proportion of children in Germany.

After a couple of days I can believe this. We’ve seen at least a dozen kindergartens, including one on the ground floor of the apartment, and the suburb swarms with children clothes and toy shops..

Photo taken April 19, 2014 at 06:25PM

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