The Mural Complete- Berlin

Sunday morning, I walked from the train to the Schoenefeld Airport and noticed the scaffolding was down and the painting of the mural complete.

I saw the artist’s name, Steven Karlstedt. You might remember the photo of the painting of the mural when I arrived a couple of weeks ago.

https://rutheh.com/2018/04/03/the-mural-painter-in-berlin/

Photographed on March 31st

https://www.stevenkarlstedt.de/

Farewell until my next visit.

Wings of Desire in Berlin

Tonight I saw this ad for the amazing 1987 film DER HIMMEL UBER BERLIN /(Wings of Desire) directed by Wim Wenders. Showing now in Berlin at Kino in der Kulturbrauerei

Steve and I watched this on a VHS tape from the Homewood Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, due to my sister’s recommendation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_of_Desire

Smile- Weekly Photo Challenge

Taking a moment to veer off the real time track and go to the archives to respond to this week’s photo challenge-smile!

Thanks Ben Huberman at WordPress.

For this week’s challenge, point your camera at something or someone that puts a smile on our face (or just show a smiling face)

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/smile/

Yes, it’s a Man OUTSIDE, 368 Meters High (that’s 1207 feet)

We were walking around Alexanderplatz looking for a spot to sit to sip a Radler, and my son said, “There’s a man rappelling up on the Fernsehturm” (TV tower).

You can see him in the second, third and fourth photo. Maybe he was cleaning the windows? Can’t see any equipment, though. There’s an observation deck and a restaurant inside the tower where you can get a great view when the sky is this blue.

I never would have seen him if he hadn’t pointed him out to me. Didn’t travel with a big camera this trip, so no 70-200 lens to get a clear view.


https://tv-turm.de/en/homepage/

Catching Happy

When I look at this image I can hear the singing of “Haaaaa…” of Happy Birthday to You.

Jack, now 11, said I could post this pic.

His sisters put on every candle they could find.

And yes, there are three flavors of ice cream at the ready on the left. Mom, Erika, was videoing for family across the miles and isn’t in this frame.

Following the bunny trail

Good thing I had a passenger in front seat this morning. I’m calling this post a group guest blog cause it was a team effort!

Maura passed up the good camera from my bag in the back and Anna was able to capture this load of large Easter eggs. Were we ever surprised to be following them down the road!

Fortunately, Anna could get all three eggs as the truck approached the roundabout.

Maura read that they were headed for the Columbus Zoo. And helped me upload the photos from the camera this evening.

Remember Anna’s photo of the pickup truck with the mannequin legs ?

Our first sighting.