After a frosty morning of constant shivering, two packs of peanuts and one hour on a plane I am back home again.
I am using the word ‘again’, because the last few days I spent with a friend of mine enjoying the city of Berlin. Our trip had started on Wednesday and lasted until earlier today. And as it’s only been few hours that we left the German’s capital, the city is still very much on my mind. Therefore, I’m turning this into a productive afternoon and using my Berlin-occupied brain to write a new blog post. So, here we go: A little taste of Berlin from me to you.
..Okay, fine, I lied. Just a little bit though! Me having Berlin on my mind is not the only reason why I’m writing this article. The other main one is that I have some archive black and white images I snapped with my analog camera when visiting this city for the first time two years ago.
Aaand I simply wanted to share them.
And this is a pretty good excuse to do so! Don’t you think?
So here we go. For real now!
As I wandered around Alex (a nickname Berliners often use to refer to Alexanderplatz), this soviet mural art struck my attention.. Apparently created by Walter Womacka, one of the GDR’s most famous social realist painters.
If you are a flea market junkie you will love Sundays at the Mauerpark. Tons of mainly private sellers concentrate at what once was the “death stripe” of Berlin Wall (separating West from East) to sell you a range of items from vintage furniture and clothing to many other like bicycles, vinyls, toys or musical instruments.
A pyramid-shaped art installation placed in the inner courtyard of The Museum of Contemporary Art, right at the entrance to the building. This so called Weltverbesserungsmaschine a.k.a. The Berlin World Improvement Machine was a part of an amazing project based on Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs model. Entirely created as well as curated by a German architect Friedrich von Borries.
The classicist architecture of this modern art museum is definitely very far from modern, which you realize even more so, as you enter the main hall of the building. Known as the Hamburger Bahnhof, this place once was an important part of rail system in Germany. Providing railway service between Berlin and Hamburg. Since 20th century it had been transformed into an exhibition space and used for the purpose of sharing art with public.
The beautiful Neue Synagoge located in Oranienburger Straße telling the story of Jews in Berlin.
Next to the TV tower and Brandenburger Tor, The Reichstag building is another main landmark of the biggest city in Germany. Especially, thanks to Norman Foster’s addition of glass cupola constructed on the top of the old structure of the parliament.
An evening of tango dancing, pizza eating and orchestra playing, that’s what this last picture was all about.
So, if you find yourself in Berlin in the summertime you are indeed lucky, and definitely won’t be disappointed with what the city has in store for you! Live music playing from every corner, delicious street food options surrounding you everywhere you go and endless amount of outdoor events, all accompanied by great sunsets as a bonus.. I mean, what else does one need?
That’s all I’ve got for you today. Signing off now! Wish you a great rest of the weekend wherever you are.