Re-defining Britain's East African Asians
|Jungfrau ... in the Swiss Alps, the roof of Europe, may be even the world|
|Some pix by a travelling friend Grant Thomas|
|Entrance to the Imperial Palace, more pics below|
|St Peter's Cathedral|
|St Stephan's Cathedral where I heard the Mass led by a Cardinal|
|Had a delightful lunch while sauntering down the river with an accordionist playing those old time faves|
|One of the saints who adorns the famous Charles Bridge|
|The world famous Charles Bridge with artists who will crayon your portrait or caricature al a Montmartre|
|Another church, another glittering square|
|St Xavier's Church|
|A clock which on the hour opens up a couple of squares and various characters come in and out much to the delight of the waiting crowd|
|A little Prague street music|
|The previous night's dinner and drinks are delivered by miniature electronic rail, cute!|
|The world famous Brandenburg Gate ... once in East Germany now free to the world|
|Somewhere under this garden, Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide. Bits of their skeletons were salvaged from the ashes and are now somewhere in Russia. Also under this and surrounding grounds are the remains of a network of tunnels and bunkers all dynamited to bits.|
|Slabs of concrete pay silent vigil to the men, women and children who were hideously killed in the Holocaust. There is still a huge debate whether this was an appropriate memorial, but it is what it is in the eyes of its creator|
|The other side of the wall below is part of the Topography of Horror exhibition both an indoor and outdoor historical expose on the timetable to disaster for the Jews and the rest of the world. In words and pictures, with clippings of newspaper cuttings, the awful truths come alive to haunt the viewer|
The last bit of the evil wall saved as a tourist attraction. Other parts have been smashed up and are now sold as tourist souvenirs.
The so-called Russian soldier who used to showcase the the face of the Russian soldier in East Berlin is a fake. He was not a soldier but just someone picked off the streets. My guide told me he is a Czech and now drives a coach and often comes to Berlin and he can only grin at the irony.
|The television tower where you can zoom up 200 flights to a viewing platform in a whisker!|
|This Berlin Victory memorial to a Prussian victory is stunning to say the least.The golden angel that rules for miles around is no angel but the Roman goddess of victory|
Basharat (Basher) Hassan As a kid growing up in Eastleigh and its environs in Nairobi, Kenya we had our own sports heroes but it was no ...