A week in Berlin

May 26, 2014

We're just back from a week in Berlin where we've been looking for a place to stay after relocating back to Germany in July. It turned out to be a bit of a challenge as the condo market in Berlin is "somewhat tense", as the realtors used to say. However, we eventually succeded and found a quiet flat in Mitte, right in the center of Berlin. 

Tilla-Durieux-Park, LinkstraßeTilla-Durieux-Park, Linkstraße

During the 7 days, I didn't really have time to seriously take pictures. But I carried my RX-10 around all the time on our 115 km hike and captured a whole bunch of impressions from what is probably one of the most interesting cities in Europe right now.

Fernsehturm, behind the FischerinselFernsehturm, behind the Fischerinsel

What I liked most about Berlin is its endless variety. At each corner you see something new and interesting.

Pretty shopping malls at Kudamm or in Friedrichstraße, busy street life amidst rotten buildings in Kreuzberg. An abandoned airport in Tempelhof, remainders of the Berlin wall in the East Side Gallery, Bernauer Straße and Checkpoint Charlie. Fancy new buildings next to ugly communist architecture. High tech businesses next to a lively arts and music scene. One of the coolest looking TV towers, overlooking historic buildings and a bunch of world class museums. 

"Brother Kiss" at  the East Side Gallery"Brother Kiss" at the East Side Gallery

And the best of all: you don't even have to leave the center of the city and you don't need a car. Everything is within walking distance or can easily be reached by metro, tram or bike. Pretty amazing! 

Take a look yourself by following the link to the Berlin Gallery (which is the same as the link above).

PS. If you have some time left over, take a look at the images I shot in Berlin in 2012 and 2006.

Oh, and before I forget it, all images have been shot with the Sony RX-10. Follow this link to see more images made with the RX-10.

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