Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947–1991). All that remains is this guard post (probably not even the original one…)
This is part of the East Side Gallery in Berlin, an outdoor art gallery using a 1.3km long section of the original Berlin Wall. The wall ‘fell’ in 1989, and a few short sections have been preserved to reflect their historical significance. Most of the paintings in the gallery depict themes of peace or reconciliation.
With a bedroom looking out towards the Berlin TV Tower, our hotel was a perfect spot for a nighttime photo. A mini tripod on the windowsill and a long exposure were all that was needed to capture the light trails from the passing traffic.
Surprising what details you see when you look around – this is the side of our local Argos store. I’ve never really noticed the detailing as it’s high up on the wall. Not sure of the significance of the pattern – probably just a random scattering of the discs.
Ever since I bought my laptop I’ve been planning on getting an external monitor for it, and doing away with my desktop iMac. There’s nothing wrong with the iMac, it’s just easier to manage photos on one computer only. Finally did it today!
It’s the end of the day, and almost the end of our holiday in Santorini – we go home on Thursday. We’ve had several good sunsets, but this one, shot from our hotel room balcony, is pretty epic.
These two figures guard the entrance to the Greek Orthodox Church in Fira, Santorini. They sit very high in the air and appear to look down on people passing by. Positioning them in front of the huge church roof in the photo exaggerates their scale.