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  1. Laura @ Hungry and Frozen

    I remember seeing that very memorial – had very similar thoughts, except luckily it was a relatively quiet day in Berlin and there were no uncouth youths to spoil the serenity.

    I’m not sure which your blog makes me want to do more: eat chocolate, or travel!!

  2. Simply Life

    wow, I’ve never been able to see that so thank you for sharing!

  3. Mark @ Cafe Campana

    These macarons just don’t look quite right. I think they have the filling to biscuit ratio wrong. How ever I spot they do have some feet.

  4. Kath Lockett

    The memorial looks absolutely appropriate – so sombre!
    I never made it there but remember seeing the memorial to fallen soldiers in Verdun, France as a 12 year old. Even then I was silent and tearful.

    On a lighter note, those macaroons look awful! They’re like the Harvey Norman Copper Art version – avoid!!

  5. Ash

    Just think of the *experience* that will be getting to Paris. Great dinner party story potential, no doubt 😉

    You must tell me more about this Holocaust memorial. The rectangles seem to be of different heights? What does each represent?

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hmmm those macarons look very different indeed! hehe would you mind doing some macaron research for us? 😉

  7. Hannah

    Laura: Well, if it comes down to a choice… travel is pretty amazing, but chocolate is cheaper… 😛

    Simply Life: You’re welcome!

    Mark: Yes, it was the crazy amount of filling that surprised me! But you’re right, there do seem to be some feet at least.

    Kath Lockett: Somehow, my camera managed to catch the light in a very moving way for the photo. And even though I’m in Paris right now, a part of me is still envious that you were in France as a 12 year old!

    Ash: Oh gosh, just wait until you hear what an “experience” it really was! *shudder* Interestingly, not only were some of the stones different heights, the floor of the memorial actually curved up and down too. I intend to look up the meaning of it for you, but the Internet is terrible at the hostel here and it can’t handle more than one open browser window at once. I shall Facebook you 🙂

    Lorraine: You might be able to twist my arm 😉 I’m currently trying to decide between Pierre Herme and Dalloyau for tomorrow!

  8. Louise

    Great photo of the holocaust memorial there Hannah. As you say the light is very moving. Also moving is how much I don’t want those macarons. Glad you are in Paris researching more appropriate types.

  9. Hannah

    Louise: I almost wanted to buy a few just so I could yell “You call this a macaron?!” and throw them back at the German salesperson’s head. But then I thought I’d probably just give Australians a bad name rather than teach the fancy-schmancy store a lesson.

  10. Ian

    Fantastic photo of the Holocaust memorial, Hannah. The way the light strikes some of the ‘monuments’. Even if you had clobbered the great unwashed they probably wouldn’t have understood. I’d love to, need to, to get to Berlin to check out its museums, but somehow I don’t think I’ll make it in the foreseeable future!

  11. croquecamille

    Ack! Double-Stuf macarons on steroids!

    Please tell me that’s the “American food” aisle of the German grocery store.

  12. Hannah

    Ian: Thank you! Perhaps Berlin could be on the itinerary when Ian Jr is a little older? Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

    Camille: I’m guessing so! The funny thing is it was a high-end department store food hall – opposite the Lenotre (or Laduree, can’t quite remember) counter…