I was in Berlin last month for a sociolinguistics conference, so most of my time was spent in and around the Freie Universitat (Free University) where the sessions were being held. The university is a long train ride from the city centre, so I ended up taking quite a few walks around the neighbourhood to clear my head and get some fresh air in the breaks between talks.
It was a great week, and not just for the academic benefits. One morning I met an old school friend for a catch-up coffee (she's a music historian who happened to be doing some research in Berlin's archives), and one of my favourite university lecturers was also at the conference, so it was great to see him again, too. Plus, of course, Berlin is a wonderful city with a lot of history and great food.
Here are just a few shots from the area around the university.