Berlin was the 2nd stop last weekend on my trip. It has to be one of the most energetic, creative and diverse cities in Germany. Last weekend was my first time visiting and even though I was only there for a couple of days, I had a great time and got to see some important landmarks and a really great track meet. The people seem to be more embracing of their differences than some other German cities. I have heard though that gaybashing, racist Nazis and some other forms of discrimination are prevalent in some areas. I didn't go to those areas! I guess with true freedom, you must accept that some people will have different (if not f**ked up) opinions than yours.
It is amazing to think the Berlin Wall represented political, social, financial, mental and physical seperation between East and West. Now it is a hub of tourist buses, souvenir shops and restaurants - Ahhhhh.....the joys of capitalism and democracy!
Checkpoint Charlie - During it's heyday, must have been tougher to get in than the tents on Seventh on 6th.
Spotted in Berlin - The Fabulous Miss Donyale Luna
Gay Role Models
DKB-ISTAF 2007 ATHLETICS MEET - BERLIN
Mr. Felix Sanchez (400 mtr) - American running for his native Dominican Republic.
Americans Angelo Taylor (400mt) on left and J.J. Johnson (200mt) on right. Milk does a body good.
Auf Wiedersehen Berlin - bis später!!!