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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Reunion in Berlin

In 2009 I went on a trip to Peru with G adventures and it was there that I met Marilyn from Canada; Lisa from London and Mark and Carole from West Sussex. We enjoyed one another's company so much that we have remained in touch and have been on other tours and trips together but not all of us at the same time until this last week when we all met up for a trip to Berlin. For the 4 of us from the UK this was no big deal but Marilyn had travelled from Edmonton in Canada for a few days so that she could join us for our 3 day trip!

Despite the cold it was a fun few days. This photo was taken in the Tiergarten which had the feel of mid-winter as there was no sign of any new life on the trees yet.

Just next to where we were standing was The Global Stone Project which consists of 10 stones. Five  stones are placed in the continent of their origin and the other five are here in Berlin. Once a year on the 21st June  the light of the sun connects all 10 stones by reflecting the light beams. The viewer is invited to participate in the global awareness of peace by joining the invisible 5 straight lines with his imagination to create a circle as a symbol of united mankind.




This rock had the word 'hope' engraved on it in many different languages.




13 comments:

  1. Sort of like Stonehenge, isn't it? On a much smaller scale, of course. :-)

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  2. Nice to hear about your friendship. And keeping it alive. :)

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  3. How nice that you have made these lasting friendships. It is great that the Canadian journeyed so far to join the rest of you. Have a wonderful week.

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  4. How wonderful to find friends in far-flung places! Love the info on the rocks.

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  5. That is just fabulous about those rocks, although I can't quite wrap my head around how it works!
    However, I do understand how great it is to make friends while traveling. Terrific that you could all get together again!
    K

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  6. How lovely to find the same wavelengths with unknown people and stick to them, really find ways to be with each other. I can imagine your group went there purposely to join a cause, reminding me of our meditations visualizing healing of the earth and places which need them most. Who knows maybe you were not able to do that earlier in your past lives, and you have the group karma to heal yourselves now, and move on! What a fantastic activity.

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  7. What a great adventure. You have a big heart for life.

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  8. The stones sound brilliant. I am sure everyone anxiously watches the weather forecast for the day.

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  9. My the last time I was in Birlin the wall had just come down.
    The words don't show up on your blog very well but it may be my PC at work.

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  10. Oh, you were in Berlin ! How wonderful ! Imagine I have never been in the German capital. My father before starting in the Commun Market in Brussels, worked in Bonn for the government as it was the capital until the wall fell. I have to go there once, it's on my list anyway !

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  11. Berlin is still on my list to visit. What a nice project with the stones.

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  12. How wonderful to be able to get together with friends for a new trip! And I hear Berlin is a fabulous place! Some day I'll make it over... Those rocks sure had a fascinating story!
    What fun for me that one of your friends is from Edmonton... that's where my grandmother was from! :o)

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  13. Wonderful shots of the place. Nice reunion.

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