What follows are some pictures of Berlin.

Took a bike tour with my friend Baldur while I was there. Terrific to see some of the sites of Berlin, an amazing city with a unique history. And of course we structured our day around football matches (including the glorious come from behind Socceroo victory over Japan.

I spent most of my time in Berlin with these guys, from L-R Daniel, German oustanding host and sporting non-football fan. Chris, Australian, Jesus style hair, football fan and class guy. And Alan, Irish, co-participant in football match, football fan, but disappointed that Ireland didn’t make the cut. All three able to bring a good time, anytime, anywhere.

I was in Berlin, see? That be the Reichstag behind me.

Giant football boots, part of the “Germany: Land of Ideas” exhibit. Adi Dassler made these innovations, and Adidas, a family feud led to his brother creating Puma. Cool, huh?

The weather and Berlin were both beautiful.

The big soccer ball exhibit behind the Brandenburg Gate. It looks cool, but the exhibit was kinda crappy, though I saw some gloves once used by Oliver Kahn, and a replica of the Jules Rimet trophy. As I said, crappy. Like this picture with my finger in it.