In 1989 my brother Peter Uwe came to visit us. He stayed with us for a few weeks. Unfortunately it rained most of the time while he stayed with us at Oak Flats. Only during our one weeks stay with him at Sussex Inlet we had beautiful sunshine. Looking at this blog about Sussex Inlet brings back memories. Here is the link to the blog about Sussex Inlet in April of 1989:
On our trip to Berlin in June last year, we had the opportunity to vote for the federal election at the Australian Embassy in the centre of Berlin.
In Berlin, you can find statues of the Berlin emblem, the Berlin Bear, everywhere in all different disguises. We even found one inside the embassy.
The Berlin Bear greets little Aussie Lucas at the Australian embassy.
But there was a kangaroo too. It looked a bit on the “dry” side in a Berlin court yard.
“Skippy” the Bush-Kangaroo hiding in a backyard in Berlin on a diplomatic mission
In the next picture, you see indeed some Aussies marking the ballot papers. The children thought we went there for a scribble session and Lucas wanted to have a pencil and a piece of paper too. This is election Australian style. The voting papers are not marked in secret nor are there any cabins where you can hide what you…
“Rathaus Schöneberg is a station on the U4 line of the Berlin underground train network. Designed by architect Johann Emil Schaudt, who also built the Bismarck Monument in Hamburg, the station was first opened in 1910 as Stadtpark. From 1940 to 1951 it was closed due to damage sustained during the Second World War.”Wikipedia
The ‘Pusteblume’ Cafe is a bit further on in the Stadtpark. We had some nice lunch there.
We continued by underground train to Märkisches Museum.
“Märkisches Museum is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U2 in the Mitte district. Since 1935 it has been named after the nearby Märkisches Museum, the municipal museum of the history of Berlin and the Mark Brandenburg.”Wikipedia
We went along Inselstrasse to this part of the Spree river:
Reblogged this on The Most Revolutionary Act and commented:
“Capitalism is now in a crisis that dwarfs all the past destabilizing events that have threatened to end it, including the Great Depression. One sign of this crisis is the fact that capitalism has become more destructive to the livelihoods of most people than it’s been in decades, and has in the process become very unstable. In America alone, half the people are either in or near poverty, 80% of workers live paycheck to paycheck, and 80% overall are in debt.”
This is what Dr. Bramhall wrote on her reblog. I said to reblog it, yes that is what I want to do!
“The U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions do not entirely cut off purchases of Venezuelan oil by U.S. refineries. However, they stipulate that refiners cannot make payments directly to PDVSA, but into escrow accounts that PDVSA will not get access to until the company is controlled by a new government.”
When it comes to business, all the so called ‘democratic’ countries go along with Ameicas’s ideas of wanting to control another country’s government. How is this democratic?
I there any hope at all that there still are a few powerful people that are willing to work for peace? Is the nuclear threat getting wose instead of getting less?
Your guess is as good as mine what the correct answer to these questions could be. I am 84. In all probability I do not have much longer to live. What is going to happen to all these people that are younger than I am?
Why did people have to create this nuclear threat? Isn’t it bad enough that we have to deal now with severe climate change?