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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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Berlin impressions

Some weeks ago I made a short trip to Berlin. In brief: I absolutely loved the city as it's not an overpolished stack of protected palaces but a truly unique metropole, so bitterly diverse and progressive. Not a generic businesstown but a perfect mix of old glory and eventful post WWII history.

Instead of usual architecture snapping I tried to create some atmospheric shots by concentrating on details I found interesting. So, here you go...





Prenzlauer Berg.


Prenzlauer Berg.


Prenzlauer Berg.


Prenzlauer Berg.




Potsdamer Platz 2 details.


S-bhf Friedrichstrasse.

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Döner kebab for evening snack, Mullerstrasse, Wedding.


U6, Friedrichstrasse.


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Late evening at S-bhf Warschauerstrasse.


Friedrichstrasse.



Street art at Kreuzberg.


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Seerstrasse, Wedding.


U9, Hansaplatz

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Mullerstrasse, Wedding.

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Ostbahnhof as seen from Warschauerstrasse. One of my all the time favourite self-made HDR's actually.


S-bahn.



U2, Schönhauser Allee.


The necessary Berlin shot.


Friedrichstrasse details.

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U2, Zoologischer Garten.


Mullerstrasse.


Wittenbergplatz.


Prenzlauer Berg.


Coffee to go at Alexanderplatz.

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Eastside gallery.


Görätzer Bahnhof, Kreuzberg.




Alexanderplatz.

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Shining GDR architecture as seen from Fernsehturn.


Me playing with my beloved little friend, Canon EOS 300D.

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Alexanderplatz.


Despite the presence of grey and massive GDR architecture Alexanderplatz is exuberantly colorful. Actually I think it's one of the most attractive urban environments on planet earth, in it's very unique way.


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Old August 23rd, 2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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Excellent and very artistic shots! Thank you very much for sharing!

I love the fact you went out to Wedding, which not many people seem to do for some reason.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 05:53 PM   #3
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Awesome photo's!
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Old August 24th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #4
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Congratulations! You captured the real feel of this city. Incredible shots. Berlin indeed is different from any other city in the world. It is absolutely unusual and unique, some say Berlin's soonest comparison is Detroit - but without crimes! Anyway, Berlin is trash, wonderful trash - so enjoy!
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Old August 25th, 2008, 02:38 AM   #5
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Incredible how I have memories from almost all of the places in those pics. Amazing view of Berlin's main stations and streets. And yeah, I agree to iconic, you captures the real feel of this city.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 06:33 PM   #6
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Incredible and very interesting pics
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