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Although this castle was originally destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt and now serves as .. yes, a shopping mall.

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Pieces of the Berlin wall have found their way all over the world, this particular large piece found its way to Braunschweig.

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There are many lion statues throughout Germany, this video is of one in Braunschweig. I believe there’s some other stuff as well in the video, but heck, what do I know? 🙂

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This video taken from within the Braunschweig dome mentioned in my last post. I’m not sure how good the lighting was, so have no clue how it actually came out.

One thing that really impressed me though is the acoustics of the dome. It’s one of those places you wouldn’t want to whisper something in as if you were to do so, people on the other side could probably hear it as if you were standing next to them.

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Braunschweig has a very famous and very old dome. When I started taking this video, I thought it was the actual dome we were videoing. Of course this was not the case as we were too far away, but I think we got some nice video of some other old buildings including Braunschweig’s town hall.

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While visiting a former classmate in Braunschweig earlier today, I attempted to take a few videos. Half way through this one, I realized that the sighted person with me would probably do a much better job. Of course he was confused as I had my iPhone screen turned off and as such, he was unable to see anything.

Braunschweig, like many German cities, is very old. One of the things I found most interesting, however, is that there are many Braille signs throughout the city, often accompanied with tactile models of the various buildings.

As mentioned above, i attempted taking this video, but half way through, handed the iPhone off to another person. Anyway, hopefully that will at least explain any confusion in the video.

Finally, in case you’re unable to access the video, click here for a direct link.

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Earlier today, we visited Schloss Marienburg , a near by castle. Assuming I’m doing this right, a very big assumption in deed, the following should be photos taken while at the castle. If I’m doing this wrong, well, I don’t know what will happen.

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Brief audio intro to Schloss Marienburg

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Earlier today, we visited a near-by castle, the Schloss Marienburg. I
had Jenn read a brief pamphlet describing a brief history of the
castle. I’ll post more photos and commentary later, but suffice it to
say that we all had a wonderful time and got a lot out of the
experience.

Steve

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Markus jumps off the high dive

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Not a long video, but today while swimming, markus again jumps off the
high dive.

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Pic of me in front of house