Week #25 – Berlin

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After Braunschweig we continued our trip to Berlin, Germany. For me, it was my seventh visit to this city. Despite the fact I’ve been there a few times, I still haven’t seen everything there is to see. This time we visited the Olympic Stadium. I can cross that off my list of things to see and do. Berlin is a great city, with lots of history. There’s something for everyone. If you like luxurious things, you can go shopping in the Kadewe (department store), the Kurfürstendamm or the Friedrichstrasse. There are many alternative shops and bars in Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, and Prenzlauer Berg is my favourite place to go out for dinner.

What else did we do? Besides visiting several cemeteries (yes, I always do that on holiday…), we did some urban exploring light, saw lots of awesome street art (another good reason to visit!), went to the David Bowie exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, watched some World Cup football matches, and just walked around enjoying everything Berlin has to offer.

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Inge week25_3These candy machines can be found all throughout the city. I keep photographing them…

Inge week25_4For 2 euros you can use the Photo Automat, where you will get a strip of four pictures. I have quite a collection. 🙂

Inge week25_5The synagoge at the Oranienburger Strasse.

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Inge week25_7El Bocho is one of my favourite street artists.

Inge week25_8Checkpoint Charlie at the Friedrichstrasse

Inge week25_9One of the few original pieces of the Berlin wall

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These were shot with my Olympus OM-1n on Kodak Elitechrome 200 and Agfa Precisa CT, and my Olympus XA on DM Paradies 400 home made dishwasher film.

11 thoughts on “Week #25 – Berlin

  1. What a coincidence. I wrote about my visit to Berlin 30 years ago last week on my blog today. I got to see a lot of the Wall and photographed it with a lousy 110 camera.


  2. Love the photo automat. Whenever I see one I have to stop and get my photo taken . Here they cost $5.00 for a strip of 4. As a kid we paid 25 cents. How about there?


  3. Love this series, especially Jack Nicholson, the couple kissing, the signs and of course Checkpoint Charlie. I got my passport stamped there for fun a few years ago. I like Berlin immensely


    • Thanks very much! If I had the opportunity to move there, I’d be packing my bags right now. Absolutely love that city!


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