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Old April 19th, 2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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Berlin, Germany - I'll show you every corner of the German capital!

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I have lived in the fantastic city of Berlin for almost 2 years and made literally tens of thousands pictures of practically every corner of the city. And now I'm going to show them to YOU!

I will update this thread on a regular basis. I hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions or remarks, please let me know!

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Some info about Berlin (from Wikipedia): Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. With a population of 3.4 million within its city limits, Berlin is the country's largest city.
Berlin is a major center of culture, politics, media, and science in Europe.
Its economy is primarily based on the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, media corporations, environmental services, congress and convention venues.
The metropolis is home to world-renowned universities, research institutes, sporting events, orchestras, museums and personalities. Berlin's urban landscape and historical legacy has made it a popular setting for international film productions. The city is recognized for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and a high quality of living.
Berlin has evolved into a global focal point for young individuals and artists attracted by a liberal lifestyle and modern zeitgeist.

Let's start with some general pictures taken in the city center (Later I will post series of outskirts, unknown areas, specific themes, etcetera). Please do NOT post your own pictures in this threat; I want to keep it tidy!

01. The famous Gendarmenmarkt, a market place:
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02. The television tower seen from the Nikolaiviertel:
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03. The new central station (Hauptbahnhof) opened in 2006:
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04. The Nikolaiviertel, an area that looks old, but is actually built in the '80s:
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05. The Berliner Dom, a church that is very unusual looking for a protestant church:
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06. The Maxim Gorki Theater:
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07. The Holocaust Memorial, with some very funky looking buildings in the background:
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08. Some people use the memorial to hang out in:
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09. The highrises of the Potsdamer Platz, as seen from the Tiergarten (a huge park):
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10. The Reichstag building; this is where the German parliament drinks coffee:
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11. View towards the east from the roof of the Reichstag building:
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12. Another night picture. This is the famous Brandenburger Gate:
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13. One of the two towers at Frankfurter Tor:
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14. The castle of Köpenick. Treptow-Köpenick is a district in the southeast of Berlin:
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15. The television tower again, with the roof of the Dom:
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16. The Rotes Rathaus (red city hall, because of the brick colour), and the remainders of the Pallast der Republik (the former East-German parliament building):
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17. The Friedrichswerder Church:
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18. The Neptune Fountains and the St. Mary's Church:
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19. A child near the television tower:
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20. The main entrance of the Jewish Museum:
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21. The newer part of the Jewish Museum:
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22. The Olympic Stadium from 1936:
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23. The Spandauer Citadel, in the district of Spandau:
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24. The Reichtag building:
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25. The river Spree, that flows through Berlin. In the background you can see the Victory Column:
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More will follow! Let me know what you think.

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Old April 19th, 2009, 02:43 PM   #2
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Excellent shots of a fantastic city! This first selection are really good, though the pictures are a little on the small side. Would it be possible to post slightly higher resolution pictures in future so we can better appreciate them please?
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Old April 19th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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I visited Berlin last summer and loved the trip. It´s not the nicest city of Europe, but it´s one one the most that I liked. The mixture of styles, the kind Berliners, the museums, the new river...wonderful things. The many old commies where not nice, I´m sorry for that, but still I think that the city in general is worthy to visit and repeat the experience.

Please bring more pictures here. Thanks.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 03:04 PM   #4
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Excellent shots of a fantastic city! This first selection are really good, though the pictures are a little on the small side. Would it be possible to post slightly higher resolution pictures in future so we can better appreciate them please?
Thanks. You're welcome.
About the small size: I know. But I don't know how to adjust the size. I use Flickr as image host, and I can either copy the small version here or click on it in Flickr and then use the huge version (which would be even worse to view on a forum). I tested here on the forum and tried to put [img=600x400] instead of just [img], so that the picture would be 600x400 for instance, but this method doesn't seem to work on this forum. Maybe someone can help me out?
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Old April 19th, 2009, 03:58 PM   #5
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I will update this thread on a regular basis. I hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions of remarks, please let me know!
Cool, there can never be too many Berlin threads I like your photos and I'm looking forward to updates, but please only a few pictures per post, 50 is way too many.


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Old April 19th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #6
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I just joined. Thanks!
But I didn't know 50 was too much for one post. I've seen other people post up to 150 pictures in one post.

Anyway, just to make you happy, I cut 25 pics from the first post, and post them here below:

26. Statue (part of a bridge) and the central station:
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27. The Swiss ambassy and the television tower:
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28. One of the new parliamentary buildings:
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29. Commieblocks on the Leipziger Strasse:
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30. The Bode Museum:
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31. Some guy on the Unter den Linden, Berlin's fancy boulevard:
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32. The sun sets over the river Spree:
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33. Kite runners near the Teufelsberg, an artificial WWII rubble mountain:
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34. Statues at the olympic stadium:
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35. One more of the Gendarmenmarkt, with the concert hall:
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36. The Reichstag building. The cupola was designed by Sir Norman Foster:
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37. Strolling along the river Spree:
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38. The Neue Wache at the Unter den Linden, a memorial for all war victims:
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39. St. Mary's Church, the oldest church in Berlin:
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40. Inside the St. Mary's Church:
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41. You can light a candle here:
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42. The television tower and the Rotes Rathaus:
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43. Flag with bear on top of the Rotes Rathaus. The bear is the symbol of Berlin:
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44. Swan near the Tegeler See, a lake in the northwest of Berlin:
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45. A marina in the Tegeler See. No, I'm not kidding, this is Berlin as well:
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46. A view towards the city center from the Kreuzberg, a small mountain in the south of Berlin:
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47. The old center of the district of Spandau, in the west of Berlin:
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48. One more of Spandau:
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49. Stop!
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50. And go!
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Old April 19th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #7
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Fatastic! Berlin is awesome!
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Old April 19th, 2009, 06:07 PM   #8
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I just loved the stop and go sign in berlin! very unique
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Old April 19th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #9
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Schloss Charlottenburg - part 1

Thanks everyone for the positive responses.

Here is some more. These pictures are all taken in and around Schloss Charlottenburg (or Charlottenburg Castle) in the district Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, in the west of Berlin.

51. This is the front of the castle:
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52. A detailed fence:
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53. The interior burned out in WWII, but has been renovated. The ceiling inside:
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54. Ducks in the castle's garden:
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55. Very romantic, isn't it?
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56. Another detailed fence:
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57. And a flower I spotted in the garden:
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More will follow later!

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Old April 19th, 2009, 06:44 PM   #10
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Thanks, but I would say that you should have a maximum of 10 pictures per post . It is a general rule in forums to keep them readable and your posts maintenable.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 07:11 PM   #11
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No problem, I'll do that from now on.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #12
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You are quite the photographer, Generator! I especially like that duck one!
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Old April 19th, 2009, 08:10 PM   #13
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Thank you very much. Then just for you one more duck from the castle's garden, and for everybody else some pictures I took near the river Spree, in the city center.

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58. A bonus duck:
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59. Someone enjoying his McDonald's milkshake near the central station:
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60. Just chilling, man...:
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61. The central station and the Spree:
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62. Lovely sunset:
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As always: more will follow later.

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Old April 19th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #14
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that is really a nice variety of pictures

->bonus duck ... I love ducks ;D
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Old April 19th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #15
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Friedrichshain - part 1

Friedrichshain is a part of Berlin's borough of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Formerly part of East Berlin, it is an inner city locality, adjacent to Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg and Lichtenberg.

63. A pigeon on the roof of a building at S-Bahn station Ostkreuz (this building is demolished by the way, because the station is being renovated):
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64. Friedrichshain is one of the poorest areas of Berlin:
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65. A child playing:
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66. As I said, it's poor:
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67. Reflection:
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68. That's not my motorbike:
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69. A lady in front of a billboard:
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70. Street scene:
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Old April 19th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #16
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64. Friedrichshain is one of the poorest areas of Berlin:
that is not entirely true... in Friedrichshain there are many students with now or low income, so the GDP is very low. I would consider some parts of Neukölln, Wedding, Hellersdorf and Marzahn as really poor.

However, I really like that you give those descriptions to your photos and I hope you dont mind my comments .
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I do not mind your comments at all. It's just that people who live there told me that it was one of the poorest areas. And in my opinion, it looks like it too... But don't get me wrong: Friedrichshain is, together with Prenzlauer Berg, my favourite part of Berlin. I love to drink a Flying Cangaroo in Lykia in the Sonntagstrasse.
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Great pics so far!
I'll surely have a look at this thread in the future!
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Treptower Park

Treptower Park is a park along the river Spree in Treptow, in the district of Treptow-Köpenick, south of central Berlin. The park is a popular place for recreation of Berliners.


71. Summer in Berlin. Recreation on the Spree:
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72. Some people say Berlin is a grey city. I think this picture proves otherwise:
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73. The church of Stralau and the chimney of a power plant:
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74. Bird:
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75. Houseboats in the river. On the other side of the river is Stralau:
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76. They're having fun:
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77. You won't drown here:
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78. A beautiful swan:
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So, you like it?

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Old April 20th, 2009, 10:39 AM   #20
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Yes I do!

Nice picture of the swan too!
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