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.
It’ll be coming up a year soon that I’ve entered the world of grown-ups and gotten my first own pad to live in. It feels a little weird having a whole place to myself, not to mention excessive, but I am enjoying the benefits of being able to do what I want when I want.
Meet Diego, my neighbours cat, who comes to visit sometimes.
Out with the “proper” camera and in with the GoPro 😀 I remember seeing these when they first came out. I was super jealous, as I had attempted to make action cameras out of old camera parts before and the quality was nothing like as good as these fancy new GoPro things. Unfortunately their price was stupidly high too. The price is still stupidly high, but I’m not as poor now, and the quality is even better. After the death of my old Canon G1X, I realised that I really enjoyed having an indestructible easy to use camera which I could use at any time and anywhere, hence I decided to upgrade from my little Mobius to a GoPro Hero Silver and don’t have any immediate plans to replace my old “proper” camera.
Thanks to Mo for taking the picture of me, and Anna for posing for the giant eye shot.