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February 14th, 2011
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I’m just going to show you a few pictures.

Because I keep thinking about posts, and feeling that there’s too much I want to say, and then saying nothing because I haven’t got time to write a long enough post to do justice to cities like this one.

Berliners have gsoh:

And a sensational transport system:

On New Year’s Eve…

…the U is full of happy kids with backpacks full of rockets and firecrackers and beer. They hit the streets, throw fireworks into the sky – and at each other. It’s very festive, and a bit alarming. And the next morning it looks like this – lots of rocket debris:

The art in Berlin is breathtakingly wonderful. From the contemporary collection at the Hamburger Bahnhof (where the temporary exhibition, Soma, deserves its own post)…

…and there is gallery after gallery of great stuff, like The well-shaven cactus

…and which has, among many other incredible things, a whole roomful of Cy Twombly…

…to the ancient world collections at the Pergamon museum…

…and the heartbreaking ‘Fallen Leaves’ at the Jewish Museum.

Food was good, too. Not as generally fabulous as, say, Melbourne, or Paris, but much more generally fabulous than, say, Prague.