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Berlin: Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand

One of the most famous attempted German Resistance attempts on the life of Adolf Hitler (20 July 1944) has been memorialised at the Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand (German Resistance Memorial Centre). The centre is located in the historic section of the former headquarters of Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and his co-conspirators (Army High Command).  In […]

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Berlin: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

On my second full day in London, I joined the New Berlin Tours’ Sachsenhausen Memorial tour which  was being led by Rob Shaw. Admission to the concentration camp is free to the public but the tour was well worth the 13 Euros (students’ cost) because of the knowledgable tour guide and opportunity to connect with […]

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Berlin: Mauermuseum/Haus Am Checkpoint Charlie

Berlin is jam-packed full of museums of the historical and art varieties. Being an history enthusiast, I opted for the historical route and spent my first morning at the Mauermuseum (also known as Haus Am Checkpoint Charlie). Admission is 12,50 euros for adults & 9,50 for students (with valid ID) and a photo permit is […]

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Berlin: Holocaust Memorial

A stones throw away from Brandenburg Tor, you’ll find Peter Eisenman’s Holocaust Memorial. The memorial was officially dedicated to the murdered Jews of Europe on 10 May 2005 after seventeen years of brainstorming, negotiations and construction.  What resulted is an abstract grid/maze of concrete columns. The memorial is open to interpretation and numerous theories have […]

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Berlin: Tiergarten

Tiergarten (between Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburg Gate) is one of the world’s largest urban parks and provided a perfect starting grounds for my weekend in Berlin.  It was known for boar and pheasant hunting before being landscaped by Peter Lenne in the 18th century.  The park seems perfect for strolling (as I was), jogging, cycling, […]

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Highgate East Cemetery

Located in the picturesque town of Highgate — former home of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet) — you’ll find one of the most idyllic Victorian cemeteries, Highgate Cemetery.  The West Cemetery – known for its architectural brilliance, mausoleums, and catacombs – can be visited by guided tour only whilst the East Cemetery – known for its […]

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Online Museums: Crowd Sourcing

The fun continues! This week’s research for Online Museums has been fascinating. After researching Citizen Science Projects, I checked out a crowd sourcing project, Your Painting Tagger, that my tutor suggested. What followed was a fun hour of tagging some of the nation’s 200,000+ oil paintings. We are constantly tagging photographs and using hashtags in social media […]

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Online Museums: Citizen Science Projects

Fascinating! Ever want to participate in a research project? Does science interest you? Perhaps astronomy? Or do you find history fascinating? Well fortunately for us, there is an opportunity right at our finger tips to voluntarily assist with research projects! According to Wikipedia, “citizen science” [projects] involve “public participation in scientific research”.  A Google search […]

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Royal Greenwich

Recently, Amanda, Yana and I gave a presentation on our class’ visit to the Greenwich Heritage Centre. What a funny tale considering Amanda was able to visit GHC with our classmates and tutor (Tom), I visited later that weekend since I’d been sick and Yana was unable to make it after being sick for even […]

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