Berlin, Germany is one of my favorite cities in the world. For several years I used to spend entire summers there. I’d rent a flat in an interesting neighborhood, join a gym, and spend many afternoons exploring various areas of the city.
The photo to the left was taken in the Olympic Park in the western suburbs of the city. The park was built by the Nazis for the 1936 Olympics, and the statutes are intended to depict the racial superiority of German “aryans”. As you can see, the statutes are massive, and they are quite impressive when you see them in person, as is the stadium itself.
(Oh, the butt on the naked guy standing before the statues is pretty impressive too. So rounded, smooth and beefy. Yummy ….)
This second photo was taken in the city’s center at the Brandenburg Gate. The statute atop the gate is called the Quadrigia. When Napoleon defeated Prussia in the early 1800’s he stole the Quadrigia from Berlin and took it to Paris. Then, when the Prussians defeated France in a war ending in 1873, the Prussian army returned the Quadrigia to its rightful place, where it remains today. Again, it’s a very impressive work of art, especially when you see it lit up at night. If you ever get the chance to, visit Berlin. There’s a huge gay scene there, and the public transportation is superb.
I’m just home form the YMCA and the supermarket. It’s beautiful here tonight, and I plan to spend a quiet night at home, savoring the lovely weather. Have a nice Wednesday night, friends.