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Old January 14th, 2009, 11:08 AM   #21
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Great pics, thanks for sharing. Berlin seems a lot more colorful that I imagined it to be though.
I think this is one of the things that most who have never read about the city are surprised by. Whilst the old communist architecture along streets like Karl Marx Allee are definitely grey and austere, the rest of the city can be incredibly colourful, diverse and exciting.

It is exactly this which I love about Berlin.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #22
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Great shots.

I have a feeling that Berlin and I - if we were to ever meet - would get along very well.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 10:08 AM   #23
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What a beautiful and amazing cosmopolitan city. Great pictures.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 10:25 AM   #24
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Compared to Berlin any other city looks empty and boring. What a colourful, vibrant and international place!
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Old January 15th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #25
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arent you exaggerating a bit ?!

i LOVE berlin too! these shots are really really good as they show the character of the city quite good and arent only displaying its most famous sights. congrats for this nice thread! i´ve watched the pics for at least the 3rd time now
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Old January 15th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #26
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9 out of 10 grannies prefer to smoke West's!!

You have a wonderful talent of letting us see beyond the buildings, and into
the soul of cities. I am wondering if you have thought of going professional and
selling some of your photos?

If I were there I would have gone to SuperSexyLand, just to check it out!
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Old January 15th, 2009, 11:23 PM   #27
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Doesn't look at all like the capital of one of the richest countries.
And to be true, I do not like that part of Berlin at all. Just because it's so often portrayed.

Your photos, of course(!!!), are great!
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Old January 16th, 2009, 12:54 AM   #28
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arent you exaggerating a bit ?!

i LOVE berlin too! these shots are really really good as they show the character of the city quite good and arent only displaying its most famous sights. congrats for this nice thread! i´ve watched the pics for at least the 3rd time now
Thanks! That's a great compliment!! I'm usually not interested in touristy things as much as how people in a city live day to day, so that's what I usually photograph. Sometimes that makes a city look less impressive (as with my Taichung thread) but I think more interesting.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 01:02 AM   #29
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Doesn't look at all like the capital of one of the richest countries.
And to be true, I do not like that part of Berlin at all. Just because it's so often portrayed.

Your photos, of course(!!!), are great!
In places, Tokyo, London, New York and Paris don't look like incredibly rich cities either. Every city has their grotty areas, and it is those that more often than not make them very interesting.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 01:39 AM   #30
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These are great. Thanks. They really give the feel of the city outside of the tourist attractions.
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In places, Tokyo, London, New York and Paris don't look like incredibly rich cities either. Every city has their grotty areas, and it is those that more often than not make them very interesting.
Right you are!
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Old January 16th, 2009, 06:09 AM   #31
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The richness of Germany is evident in Berlin, just not in my photos. When you walk the enormous boulevards of the city, marvel at the phenomenal infrastructure (the train system is shames most cities), and pay attention to the quality with which everything is built, whether beautiful old stonework or modern details like door handles and window frames, as well as the massive urban planning projects made real that in other cities might never have left the drawing board, the wealth of Germany is evident. The style in which Berlin carries this wealth however, for various reasons, does not make one think of Germany.
It only takes a quick trip to the parliament buildings to remind you though. Canada's a wealthy nation and I've been going to Germany since I was a kid, but nothing made me feel poor like seeing the parliament complex and realizing that such a thing would hardly be conceived in my Canada, let alone executed.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #32
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@ atanga

I love your awsome shots of the real life in the city outside of the tourist spots.

I've made a short video of your photos, I hope, you'll like it. If not, please tell me, I' ll remove it immediately!


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Old January 16th, 2009, 08:39 PM   #33
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Lovely Berlin.
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Danke, GEwinnen! Wer singt in dem Lied?
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Old January 16th, 2009, 11:25 PM   #35
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9 out of 10 grannies prefer to smoke West's!!

You have a wonderful talent of letting us see beyond the buildings, and into
the soul of cities. I am wondering if you have thought of going professional and
selling some of your photos?

If I were there I would have gone to SuperSexyLand, just to check it out!
Thanks for the kind words, TB! I love those grannies too.
To answer your question, no I've never tried to sell any of my travel photography though I worked as aproduct photography for a while and found that the more I learned about the photo business, the less I wanted to be in it.

Though maybe I should think again...
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Old January 17th, 2009, 01:44 AM   #36
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