One of the great things about Berlin, speaking of Germany, is that the history is everywhere, fused with the spirit of the place. I’ll probably be foisting a lot more photos from my recent visit upon you, but this one‘s my favorite. This doorway is right around the corner from the Häckische Höfe, home to hip and upscale galleries, restaurants and apartments – right next door to a swank clothing boutique. You can see where the bullets carved away at the façade. You can see the hell his city went through. And yet, all around you, there is this buoyant, joyous life. Ich liebe Berlin.