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Rolling up the bridge in London…

London’s Rolling Bridge.

When I was a kid my Mom used to tell me that late at night, when people went to bed, the sidewalks were rolled up.

I have no idea where this idea comes from, but it’s a vivid image for a 4 year old – and one that has stuck with […]

I’ve ridden all six BVG Ferry Routes, from End-to-End

As I noted two weeks ago, Berlin’s public transportation network includes ferries – and in my first three years of living here, I never had occasion to take one. But then, once I learned that F24 is a rowboat, I decided to ride.

And some how, since I rode two ferry routes that back on […]

S-Bahn, U-Bahn, Trams, and Buses … what have I forgotten? Ferries!

The Paule III (a rowboat operated BVG route F24) arriving at Spreeweisen, as seen from the other end of the route, Kruggasse.

Map of the area in question.

Saturday I finally accomplished one of my longer wants – I took a ferry.

Actually I took two.

And neither cost me a cent – […]

9/11, Memorialized

One of the stops I made while visiting New York City in February was the National September 11 Memorial. I didn’t say anything about it then, but given that today is 9/11, it seems appropriate to bring it up.

Honestly, it was very well done – capturing, somehow, an […]

Sunday Morning at La Jolla Shores

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Hafengeburtstag Hamburg 2012: Partying like a teenager!

Borkum, German Customs Ship

This past weekend I was Nautical Adam – I popped up to Hamburg to see Mr. Letters Home and his family. Completely by chance, it happened to be the Hafengeburstag weekend.

That is, it was the harbor’s birthday – and I’m not really sure why, because it seems pretty young […]

Correspondence with the Köln Bonn Airport after #WEBMU

From TQE to the Cologne Bonn Airport:

Warum Wasser kostet 3,15 € nach Sicherheit? Das ist viel teurer als in Souvenirläden in Köln.

Why does Water cost 3.15 € after security? That’s a lot more expensive than in souvenir shops in Cologne.

Response from the airport:

vielen Dank für Ihre E-Mail. Ihre Verärgerung über hohe […]

Stuck At Home

Ah, it’s that day of the year, again, when the meter reader for the water and heaters stops by to determine how much water and heat I’ve used in the last 12 months.

Last year I got lucky and the guy stopped by my apartment almost immediately—thus releasing me from hours of sitting on the […]

37 Degrees and I found a fountain.

Looking Up

When I realized how hot and awful it was going to be today (it’s 37C/99F at 7pm), I made afternoon plans for hitting the movie theater and paying for two hours of air conditioning whilst receiving a free movie!

I picked “The Invention of Lying”, which was a charming and cute film.

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Sure Randy drinks the *local* Thüringen Waldquell water, but…

After a couple weeks of not remembering when I had my camera with me, I finally had my camera with me when I took a good look at the billboard below:

This is a billboard for water that comes from my (current) home state of Thüringen:

Who has the best climate protection […]