Stasi Museum

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.

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.

The office of Erich Mielke, head of the Stasi.

An envelope steamer

An envelope steamer

A toy grenade, used for school kids to practice their throwing technique!

Key soap, used for replicating keys.

Key soap, used for replicating keys.

Matt Damon was apparently a member of the Stasi before taking up acting.

Matt Damon was apparently a member of the Stasi before taking up acting.

Old school Stasi microphone and listening device

Old school Stasi microphone and listening device

Stasi uniform and weaponry

Stasi uniform and weaponry

Get Smart would be proud. A shoe designed to hide various equipment, including listening devices.

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.

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.

Erich Mielke’s telephone. It includes hot numbers for all of the major communist bloc places the Stasi needed to communicate with.

My first solo home!

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.

My living room

My living room

My living room

My kitchen

My kitchen

My bedroom

Meet Diego, my neighbours cat, who comes to visit sometimes.

Meet Diego, my neighbours cat, who comes to visit sometimes.

I bought a new camera :)

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.

Anna

Ryan