Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Berlin, Potsdam and Babelsberg, a set on Flickr.
FC United arranged a friendly against SV Babelsberg 03, played on the Friday evening just gone. Seemed like a good excuse to visit a few places I'd always wanted to see, so a handful of us (and a few hundred others) headed over to Berlin and had a good wander.
It's a lovely city, clean, efficient, friendly and very un-threatening. The scars of the turbulent past are plain to see, from bits of the wall, the cobbles that mark its course through the city and places occupied by the Nazis you're constantly reminded of what has gone on before. It's a living, breathing lesson from history for those who may sleepwalk towards it being repeated.