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Europe 2007 (Berlin, Prague, Poland)
Sunset somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean.
Ride the U-Bahn
The Berliner Dom is quite an impressive cathedral
The Fernsehtrum, or TV tower, is the tallest structute in Berlin,
standing 336 meters high.
View of the Spree River from the top of the Berliner Dom
Standing tall - both me and the Fernsehtrum
My room at St. Christopher´s Inn hostel - clean and new.
The Reichstag, home of the German parliament.
The Brandenburger Tor, or gate, a symbol of Germany built in 1791.
The Holocaust Memorial.
Ich hatte gern Mittagessen. (I'd like lunch.)
Potsdamer Platz, a center of recent urban renewal.
A 100-meter long section of the Berlin Wall.
Checkpoint Charlie - a popular tourist photo spot.
Statue in front of the Altes Museum.
Bust of Queen Nerfititi.
Another attempt to get a good photo of myself with the Fernsehtrum.
The Schloss Charlottenburg, an 18th century baroque Palace.
Schlossgarten Charlottenburg, the grand garden behind the palace.
The Schloss Charlottenburg, a view from the garden.
The Jewish Museum with the ultra-modern building on the right.
The Pergamon Altar inside the Pergamon Museum.
The Ishtar Gate made with blue-glazed bricks inside the Pergamon Museum.
The East Side Gallery - the Berlin Wall covered with paintings.
Scenic bridge over the Spree River
Food and Drink.
This jerk jumped right in front of my camera when I was taking this
photo of Schloss Sanssouci.
The Chinese House in Sanssouci Park.
The Orangery Palace in Sanssouci Park.
The New Palace in Sanssouci Park.
The conference center in Berlin is a massive, modern, and strange facility.
Looking out over Dresden from the top of Dreikonigskirche.
View of Dresden from the top of Dreikonisgkirche.
The Hofkirche in the old town section of Dresden.
Zwinger Palace. Unfortunately, I could not find any zwing dancing.
Wenceslas Square in Prague.
A view of the National Museum and the equestrian statue of St. Wenceslas.
The Staromestske namesti, or Old Town Square, in Prague.
The Staromestska radnice, or Old Town Hall.
A closeup of the Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall.
A view of the Church of Our Lady before Tyn from the top of Old Town Hall.
A view of St. Nicolas's Church in Old Town Square.
A view of Prague Castle and St. Vitus's Cathedral on the horizon.
Karluv Most, Prague's famous medieval bridge, built in 1357.
A tram rolling through Nove Mesto, or New Town, which is not quite as nice as Old Town.
I wonder which guard at Prague Castle is more ticklish.
St. Vitus's Cathedral stands tall and inspiring.
This way to the armory, young knight.
It's an axe, it's a gun, it's an axe-gun.
A nice view of Prague from Prague Castle.
A picturesque road winding down the hill from Prague Castle to the Vlatava River.
An exterior photo of St. Nicolas's Church.
An interior photo of St. Nicolas's Church.
A busker playing for pedestrians on Charles Bridge.
Standing on Charles Bridge with Prague Castle on the horizon.
A synagogue in the Josefov, the Jewish quarter of Prague.
A Statue of Franz Kafka, a writer from Prague.
The train station in Krakow, Poland.
Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral in Krakow.
According to legend, a dragon once lived in a cave underneath Wawel Castle.
Old Polish men playing cards in the park.
A view of Krakow from Wawel Cathedral.
The old town main square in Krakow, with St. Mary's Church in the background.
The Auschwitz I facility, where 70,000 died (mostly Poles/Soviet prisoners).
The Auschwitz II facilty (or Birkenau) where 1.1-1.6 million people perished (mostly Jews as well as 75,000 Poles and 19,000 Gypsies).
Eight people were forced to sleep on each of these "bunks."
Prisoners sentenced to death were led down this steps to a gas chamber. Remains of the crematorium are in the background.
One of the ponds where the ashes of the victims were dumped.
Part of the memorial to the holocaust victims.
If you want us to return Dave, you'll have to pay a ransom!
Can you see the end of the staircase in the Wieliczka Salt Mine? Neither can I.
A chapel carved out of rock salt 130 meters below ground in the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
A copy of the Black Madonna on an exterior wall of the Jasna Gora Monastery.
My first view of Warsaw - gray sky, gray buildings, gray ground.
The Royal Castle of Warsaw, rebuilt from 1971-1984.
The outer wall of the Old Town of Warsaw.
Monument to the Warsaw Uprising.
Check out the Communist charm of the Palace of Culture and Science, built by the Soviets in the 1950's.
The main square in the Old Town of Warsaw.
A view of the Royal Castle and Triangular Castle Square (think about that one).
One last shot of me in Warsaw.
Carriage drivers taking a break.
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