In this week's round-up of our ‘photo a day project', we say goodbye to Berlin, and Bennie and Bungle (sorry, no more cute cat photos for a while!), and hello to northern Scotland in our search for The Northern Lights.
Photo a day project: February 10th 2014. Three people vs. One large schnitzel. Thank goodness for local friends who can not only show you great eats but can help you get through them too! Well, almost get through. We have enough leftovers for another good meal yet!
Photo a day project: February 11th 2014. Virtual Trabant. Curious to learn more about life behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany, we dropped by Berlin's DDR Museum, where, among many interesting insights, we had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Trabant and virtually drive around an Eastern Bloc.
Photo a day project: February 12th 2014. Library without books. Gazing down into the empty-shelved “library”, a permanent art installation at Bebelplatz in memory of the approximately 20,000 books the Nazis saw as a threat to their ideology. A brass plaque next to the window reads, “That was only a prelude, there where they burn books, they burn in the end people.” ~ Heinrich Heine 1820.
Photo a day project: February 13th 2014. Farewells. Unfortunately the time came to say goodbye to the lovely cats and apartment we had been looking after for the past three weeks in Berlin. But not without one last shot with Bennie and Bungle who seemed rather SHOCKED about the whole thing.
Photo a day project: February 14th 2014. Several meals in one. One of the joys of UK life: all day breakfasts. Perfect for our afternoon arrival in Inverness, Scotland.
Photo a day project: February 15th 2014. Storm clouds. The Thurso weather reports aren't looking very good but we hope these ominous dark clouds clear some time during our stay in far-northern Scotland long enough to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. Fingers crossed!
Photo a day project: February 16th 2014. Rainbow castle. Night one of chasing The Northern Lights was a bust. Geomagnetic activity was relatively high but unfortunately so was the cloud cover. This afternoon's hike, however, yielded a different kind of light show. Not exactly what we've come all this way for but appreciated nonetheless.
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What did you get up to this week?