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Exploring Berlin

By Thushan Amarasiriwardena | Comments Off April 16th, 2008

With such a storied past, Berlin, Germany makes for an widely interesting city to explore. Our friend Ayla Kiran called her current home a place “haunted by history.” It’s a great summation – scars ranging from the visible like the Berlin Wall that divided the city between the West (capitalist) and the East (communist) Germany, to the discrete, like mutterings under one’s breath about people from the other side, still play an important role in the daily life of the city. From the magnificent dome of the Reichstag, the Berlin Wall, to the heights of the Fernsehsturm there’s much to do in Berlin. Explore the city in today’s photos…

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Thushan Amarasiriwardena

, former Senior Multimedia Producer at The Boston Globe, has always loved telling a great story. Combining his eye for visual story telling and his technical background in computer science at North Carolina State University, Thushan has reported on business, sports and travel for The Globe. You can find his site here.

Michael Kurtz

, graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His thesis research focused on the intersection of race and music in Northeastern Brazil. He worked previously as A&R and Production Coordinator for Putumayo World Music, an international music record label based in New York City. You can find his site here.

Brian Rogers

graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and has traveled extensively in Latin America.

Alicia Conway

is LongJaunt's home base chief and a Technical Producer for The Boston Globe. She joined and contributed with the team out in England, Kenya, Tanzania, The Netherlands and Thailand.