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By brownsilent
Hello again,

Three weeks ago my husband was released into the second half of his part-time retirement. This means, he stopped working. Aye... another phase in our life, now I need to reorganize the whole course of the day and change my habits. I didn't manage so far. We are still in a kind of holiday mood and enjoying our new freedom.

I hope you like the images I took on our trip to Berlin.
V1 - Reichtagsgebaeude - The Parliament
V2 - Bundeskanzleramt - Chancelor's Office
V3 - Brandenburger Tor - Brandenburg Gate
Have a good start into the week,

Tags: Architecture Germany Berlin Landscape and travel

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 9:29PM
Lots of changes ahead - glad you have started off in holiday mode SmileSmile
Lovely set of images Johanna

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pascalg Plus
10 37 France
3 Jun 2012 9:32PM
superb set
dreaming of going there....
3 Jun 2012 9:54PM
At a time of personal change you have published three images of stature. There is a breadth consistency in these images which is quite powerful Johanna. I wish you both well with your new status.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 Jun 2012 9:55PM
An excellent set of images of this beautiful city Johanna
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 10:14PM
An excellent set, Johanna.
My first visit to Berlin was in 1971.
My second, in 2002 I think.
My next - is still to come.
The changes between Visit 1 and Visit 2 were unbelievable. What will meet me next?
It's a fascinating city, always to be approached with an open mind.
Thank you for this new insight.
DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
3 Jun 2012 10:30PM
Lovely shots - with interesting contrast between the older structures 1 & 3 and the newer structure of the Chancellors Office 2.

Keep on having fun Grin

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 12:05AM
Good shots Johanna.
And not sure if the gentleman in V3
would have had the freedom to walk around
with such a bold statement on his shirt in the ''old days'' !!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 12:12AM
A fine documentary set, Johanna. Hope hubby enjoys his full retirement.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
4 Jun 2012 1:09AM
A great set, I feel I am standing there in V3, I hope you don't get under hubbies feet. - gary
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
4 Jun 2012 1:16AM
V3 for me a classic shot ,a classic scene,well done.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Jun 2012 1:57AM
Excellent images Johan

Thank you for looking in to SO MANY of my old images-- so very kind of you!, and thank you for your UA for the little alien onion!

You will enjoy retirement once you get the hang of it!

goso 11 2 1 Australia
4 Jun 2012 4:40AM
Impressive structures, and impressive pics Jo ...Bill
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 Jun 2012 5:54AM
Excellent captures, Johanna. May you both enjoy the retirement years together. Carol
It's a whole new way of living Johanna, I hope that you fall into a good working relationship without falling over each other in the first few months of retirement. I wish you both the very best of luck and a happy retirement. You wake up each morning and know you don't have to get up, just yet.

I was lucky enough to visit Berlin in the 70's before the wall came down, The gate looked quite different as did the Reichstag building.

All the best my friend,
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 6:45AM
wonderful set johanna brilliant detail wonderful colours and tones v3 for me today a belter nice one Wink
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 8:03AM
Now time to just enjoy together...special times!
three great images here for us to enjoy too
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
4 Jun 2012 9:03AM
Excellent images Johanna and thet brought back memories of my short time in Germany. I wish you and your husband a happy and peaceful retirement. Have fun. GrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 9:13AM
Just enjoy yourselves - great set tooSmile Carole
Herge88 11 40 4 England
4 Jun 2012 9:51AM
Some impressive architecture here Johanna, well shot.

Best Matt
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
4 Jun 2012 10:40AM
A great set of images, Johanna, contrasting the old with the new Smile I wish you both all the best in your retirements, just think of all the opportunities to get out & about with the camera without work getting in the way! Wink
Trev Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
4 Jun 2012 12:27PM
Hope you both enjoy your free time together well Smile

Very well shot, all 3, Johanna, and I love the inclusion of that guy's black T-shirt in V3 Grin It's a rap song by a group called N.W.A. and I happen to know most of the

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 12:28PM
great shot Joanna - retirement soon becomes so busy you wont have time for anything Wink
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 1:07PM
Super set of images, enjoy your retirement and make the most of your time Smile

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
4 Jun 2012 1:39PM
Fantastic and great set of images indeed,very well done,
4 Jun 2012 4:21PM
An interesting set, with V3 being my fav'.

John Smile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
4 Jun 2012 5:21PM
A very good set of architectural images Johanna. Retirement: I am glad that it has started out as in a holiday flavor - so many have a hard time when the husband suddenly is home all day! Personally, I'm looking forward to it, especially to the days I ask to have my dinner cooked Tongue

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 6:03PM
V1 is my favourite, Johanna, hope you had an enjoyable trip.
I do know people who dread their husbands retiring, but I'm sure this isn't the case for you. I find it wonderful having time to do exciting things together with all the time in the world, but we always worked together, so it's just a case of still being together but in a more leisurely fashion.
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 9:59PM
3 lovely captures
bun Smile
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
5 Jun 2012 3:45AM
Three fine shots from your wee holiday in Berlin Johanna, I'm sure you'l both enjoy retirement and, in fact, he will wonder how he ever had time fow work. You're off to a good start by taking a break from your normal routine!
Rgds., Jim
Richsr 11 91 223 England
5 Jun 2012 10:25AM
Three iconic Berlin landmarks Johanna, good to hear that your husband is now fully retired.
Regards Richard
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
5 Jun 2012 10:50AM
So interesting to see.
Fine captures.
Happy days ahead !

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
5 Jun 2012 12:09PM
another fine travelogue Johanna. It's great to see places I have never visited.
6 Jun 2012 12:12PM
Just both enjoy retirement Johanna.
Nice set of images Smile

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Jun 2012 2:19PM
Yes, hope you have never ending holiday Smile
that is not the Berlin I remember. Last time I visited the wall was still up, I remeber plenty of very old building, lots of rust and railways run by the East. Also lots of Turks who served fantastic food in streets that were incredibly wide. You could have installed another row of shops on the sidewalk!
I was in Australia when the wall came down and I didn't believe it, I thought that was a joke.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 3:44PM
looks exactly the same as when I was there in the 70's
evelen 13 5 England
7 Jun 2012 6:38PM
three great shots Johanna enjoy your retirement, I am . having plenty of holidays.
1881 6 India
18 Jun 2012 6:02PM
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Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
21 Jun 2012 12:40AM
Very nice have fun,,
LexEquine 12 19 United States
29 Jun 2012 3:09PM
'Superb & well composed set of German architectural & reportage color Images,' Johanna~~ Smile

~ Peter
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
28 Aug 2012 2:59AM
Three great shots Johanna but version 1 is my favourite . So much detail & colour in it . Love the people so carefree taking photos of each other and stopping to chat. xx

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