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My Berlin: Chinese-Canadian Q.J. Louie at the Commonwealth War Cemetery

Above/featured: Cemetery view facing west, from the shelter building to the Stone of Remembrance, Cross of Sacrifice, and Terrace in the distance (WCL-X70: 14/21mm).

There’s a presence from western Canada buried in eastern Germany.

In Vancouver, Canada, the H.Y. Louie family has long been a part of the Chinese-Canadian community and the overall merchant community. Their current business holdings include the London Drugs chain of stores and the IGA grocery-store chain; both are well recognized throughout greater Vancouver.

One member of the family is resting permanently 8000 kilometres away in Berlin, Germany. An important goal in my return to the German capital city is a visit to the cemetery where a member of the Louie family, Q.J. Louie, is buried. It’s never been a matter of if, but when I return to Berlin.

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Westkreuz, Ringbahn, S-Bahn Berlin, Westend, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Berlin Westkreuz, 11 and 12

In the German capital city of Berlin, the Ringbahn is a “circle line” for S-Bahn trains. Route S41 runs clockwise and route S42 runs counterclockwise; each makes one complete circuit in 60 minutes. Additional S45, S46, and S47 routes run shorter turnarounds and/or spurs to other suburbs. Passengers are allowed to take bicycles and dogs (on leash) onto S-Bahn trains. In Berlin’s Westend, Westkreuz is the “west junction,” and the station serves as the intersection of Ringbahn trains with east-west S5 and S7 trains. The outline of the Ringbahn around Berlin looks like a dog’s head; naturally, some Berliners refer to the Ringbahn as the “Hundekopf” (rbb, in German). Westkreuz station would be between the dog’s nose and mouth.

Berlin Westkreuz Ringbahn

Stadtteil (neighbourhood): Westend.
Bezirk (borough): Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

I made the photo above on 7 December 2015 with the Canon EOS6D camera, 24-105 L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/160s, f/5, ISO2000, 24mm focal length. The map of the Ringbahn is by Wiki user CellarDoor85 (Robert Aehnelt), from the German Berliner Ringbahn wiki page. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7K4.

Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany - 5 Dec 2012, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Stadionauge, the eye of Hertha Berlin

The Olympiastadion, or Olympic Stadium, in Berlin, Germany was built for the 1936 Summer Olympics. A key highlight was the four gold medals won by USA’s Jesse Owens. Renovations occurred in the early 1970s to prepare for soccer’s 1974 World Cup, and again in 2006, to increase the seating capacity for that year’s World Cup. In addition to hosting major athletic events, the stadium is home to football club Hertha BSC. On 6 June 2015, the stadium hosted the UEFA Champions League final: FC Barcelona 3-1 Juventus FC (Turin). This beautiful stadium has great sight-lines with an elegant sense of geometry and symmetry, and if you stand at the right place at the right time, you’ll find yourself looking into the “eye” of the open stadium.

I made the photo above on 5 December 2012 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/400-sec, f/4, ISO400, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-56k.

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