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I'm back again :-), back from Berlin, where I was for a sort of conference on the Danish Embassy. There was some snow in Berlin, but not so much as in Holland, about 10cm, I guess. The morning I took this picture it was very sunny.

Here you can see Die Kaiser Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm-Memorial Church) at Kurfürstendamm. The church was built between 1891 and 1895. Emperor Wilhelm II ordered the construction in honour to his grandfather Wilhelm I. The church was built in a neo-Romanesque style. The church was destroyed in a bombing during the Second World War and the only part remaining is the ruin of the belfry. Between 1951 and 1961 a new church was built next to the site of the old one after the plans of Egon Eiermann. The old church was kept as a ruin in memory of the horrors of war.
The ruin is 68 meter high, but the original tower was 113 meter.

Little more about the city of Berlin. As you probably know, the city is the capital of Germany. It has about 3,39 million inhabitants. The city is located on the rivers Spree and Havel in the state (Bundesland) of Berlin, which is enclosed by the state of Brandenburg.
In recent history, Berlin is well-known, cos of the Berlin Wall, that divided the city into West and East. The city was reunited in 1989, when the wall was breached.

I cropped this picture a bit.
Hope you like it!

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