Thank for your well wishes on the safe trip to Europe 3 weeks ago. I hope to share some lovely pictures from the Mont Blanc and Berlin with you.
Just one day before the trip I received my new Canon Powershot SX40, so absolutely over the moon that more vivid and fabulous pictures could be taken with my enhanced camera.
Chamonix-Mont Blanc is just one of those places on earth which offers a taste of paradise, everywhere I looked there is this picturesque view of the mighty Mont Blanc and its sister peaks.
I caught my version of the same picture posted in this post. The difference is I took it in early morning, while the other one is late afternoon.
Mont Blanc at 35 times zoom.
The following plaque commemorate the infamous Nazi book burning ceremony held in the evening of May 10, 1933 at Bebelplatz in front of the Humboldt University. It was instructed by members of the SA (“brownshirts”), SS, Nazi students and Hitler Youth groups, on the instigation of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. The Nazis under the leadership of Adolf Hitler burned around 20,000 books, including works by Thomas Mann, Erich Maria Remarque, Heinrich Heine, Karl Marx and many other authors.
A line of Heinrich Heine is engraved in the plaque, stating “Das war ein vorspiel nur wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen” (in English: “Where they burn books, they ultimately burn people“), which prove to be true in the atrocities committed in the Holocaust.
This must have been what it feels like looking through the Berlin Wall……
During the cold war era, this amiable scene of the two is beyond imagination. These are just several mascots stationed in front of Brandenburg Tor to earn a few Euros from tourists who wish to take pictures with them!
The pictures above proved that all the more reason we should have the United Nation to keep peace. As I looked upon the Swiss and United Nations flags flapping against the wind in Geneva, a surge of emotion flood including conflicting feelings of pride and sadness. There is yet so much to do and wonder if we are any closer to achieve a peaceful world of united nations……