A UK domain abroad
This is the personal webpage of Andie Gilmour.
I am a seasoned IT professional who together with my partner and cats upped sticks from the UK in 2008 and moved to live just north of Berlin.
Why did we make such a momentous move? Surely we must have been crazy? As the traditional song goes: Du Bist Verrückt, mein Kind, du musst nach Berlin, wo die Verrückten sind!
Well yes, we were crazy - crazy about Berlin. There is no city like it, and Land Brandenburg around it is also a beautiful thing.
On this page I have incorporated the most recent posts from my blog, which has chronicalled our move to Berlin and our lives and discoveries since. I hope you read it and can share with us our love for this crazy place.
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Mit freundliche Grüße!
Posted on 2 August 2015 | 5:01 am
I shouldn't really like steam trains. Noisy, dirty, fossil-fuelled monsters from a past age, with no place in an eco-considerate world. But I find a beauty in their precise engineering; how so many parts work together so skilfully and, using only the power of boiling water, can move a mass of many tonnes of metal and freight and passengers up a mountain.
So, when a short stay in Wernigerode in the Harz Mountains gave us the opportunity for a trip on the narrow-gauge Harzer Schmalspubahnen steam railway up to the top of the Brocken, how could I resist? I might be drummed out of Greenpeace for this traitorous action, but please allow me this guilty pleasure.
Here are a few photos from the trip. Unfortunately, none are from the top of the Brocken mountain, because the summit was shrouded in rain and mist. They say there are lovely views from the top, but there could have been a coven of sky-clad witches dancing on the flat summit and we wouldn't have seen them for the descended cloud. Still, a lovely experience, and a nice shot of schnapps on the train to keep us warm.
Posted on 14 July 2015 | 12:09 pm
Posted on 13 June 2015 | 10:55 am
Museum Island is a popular place to wander around any time of day, but it is especially precious after the sun has just set, the tourists have left, and the loving couples come out. Usually there is at least one busker left to fill the evening with music, and the bars and restaurants of Mitte are only a short walk away.
Posted on 11 June 2015 | 4:07 pm
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Posted on 15 May 2015 | 11:48 am