Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe (Berlin, Germany)

Nestled in the city next to the Tiergarten, you’ll find this immersive and overwhelming Holocaust memorial called the Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe. The memorial was constructed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold in 2003-2004 and officially opened to the public in 2005 on the 50th anniversary of the end of the war. When we got there, our tour guide explained … Continue reading Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe (Berlin, Germany)

The View From: Campanile of St. Mark’s Church (Venice, Italy)

Friends, I’m going to tell you a little secret: I hold a very unpopular opinion which is that I did not like visiting Italy at all. I’m sorry, but not really. In 2008, I spent about a week and a half visiting Venice, Rome, Pisa, and Florence. It was July, so it was scorching hot and I was a tiny bit miserable. There’s only so … Continue reading The View From: Campanile of St. Mark’s Church (Venice, Italy)

Ghetto Heroes’ Square & the Pharmacy Under the Eagle (Krakow, Poland)

On my way to Oskar Schindler’s Factory in Kazimierz, I walked through Ghetto Heroes’ Square and also saw the Pharmacy Under the Eagle. I’d read a good amount about both of these sites while researching my trip and I thought it was worth a mention here. In my Krakow post a few days ago, I’d mentioned that Ghetto Heroes’ Square was a moving art installation.The … Continue reading Ghetto Heroes’ Square & the Pharmacy Under the Eagle (Krakow, Poland)