My friend Madvhi took a photo of me last night. It came out oddly, with strange white lines everywhere. When I tried to do a selfie, the framed picture on the wall behind me got messed up. I can’t figure out why. Very odd.
I did the Turmwanderweg, a hike in Brandenburg from Bad Freienwalde to Falkenberg. Ze Germans have a strange obsession with putting big towers in the middle of nowhere, for the purpose of climbing and admiring the scenery. This hiking route traversed between six of these for us to check out on our way. We had great weather, and a nice bunch of people as always 😀
Michelle and I visited the Stasi Museum in Lichtenberg, Berlin. The museum is based in the old Stasi head offices.
This is no ordinary belt 😉 The belt clip includes a small semi-transparent window which allows a camera to be placed behind it.
The office of Erich Mielke, head of the Stasi.
An envelope steamer
Key soap, used for replicating keys.
Matt Damon was apparently a member of the Stasi before taking up acting.
Old school Stasi microphone and listening device
Stasi uniform and weaponry
Get Smart would be proud. A shoe designed to hide various equipment, including listening devices.
A Stasi paper shredder. Useful for when you are doing things you shouldn’t be doing.
Erich Mielke’s telephone. It includes hot numbers for all of the major communist bloc places the Stasi needed to communicate with.
Photo of me adjusting my camera.
Some photos from a recent hiking trip near Brisetal in Brandenburg.
Some beautiful architecture in Vienna, Austria.