In October, we went to Paris briefly for four days and then Berlin for a week. Our Paris visit was mostly spent wandering around in the 10th and `11th Arrondissements. We saw a Banksy exhibit there with very pretentious explanations. We saw only a couple of friends, and took the train to Berlin. Berlin was a surprise for me. I it is so loaded down with history. A big spacious city that I found interesting but didn’t fall in love with The highlight was seeing a printmaking friend who lives there.