What a lovely little park in the North of Berlin. We wanted to spend a little time in nature and escape the noisy, stressful city for a while. Since we sold our car a week ago, we had to choose something reachable by bike. The Volkspark Rehberge within Wedding is just six kilometers from our home, so perfect for a little trip.
To take it all in we pushed our bicycles alongside through the park under the warm fall sunlight. The special thing about the Volkspark Rehberge is, that it isn’t really looked after. Main parts of it are wild growing, but that’s exactly the beautiful charm of this park. It’s not like all the other cultivated ones in Berlin. Additionally you can take a boat trip on the Plötzensee or make a picknick on one of the wild growing meadows. But only if you aren’t afraid of spiders. After the fourth crawled upon our blanket, we packed our things and moved on to discover the rest of the park.
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This Sunday the famous Berlin Marathon happened and the route followed a nearby street. So when we heard the Samba group with their rhythmic drums, we went to cheer the runners on. It is always so amazing to see someone turn his or her dream into reality. And here there were hundred, thousands of them, running the marathon. It always moves me to tears and so I almost cried, seeing them run, moved by their bravery.
They run 42 long kilometers in unknown terrace. Since so many weren’t even from Germany but from all around the world. Denmark, Mexico, Italy, South Africa, to name just a few. Just as multidimensional the nationalities were the colors. It looked like a running rainbow, embellished by really funny costumes and big ballons, showing the pace makers time.
And if I weren’t already tearing up enough three moments made me swallow hard. The first was just sweet. A dad, passing by his family, stopping to kiss his wife and cuddle his two sweet girls, dressed with tutus. So cute. The second was a pair of runners with blue shirts, bonded together with a small rope. On the back was written: blind guide. The third was a wheelchair user. First nothing so unusual, since the wheelchair run started just half an hour earlier. But the man only used one of his arms to keep the wheelchair moving. I’m still so touched by their bravery, their will power to live their dream, fighting their life circumstances. So brave.
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Actually we were looking for a new fleamarket in Berlin, when we stumbled about this place of wonder: the Prinzessinengarten in Kreuzberg. It’s a community garden in the centre of Berlin and its focus is set on organic and alternative gardening methods. They use f.e. old milk packages for growing herbs or water pipes for strawberries. They sell organic food and show off little projects from students of architecture. The garden is a little green oasis and worth a visit. If you want to, you can even join in and do a little bit of gardening twice a week too.
Next to the Potsdamer Platz is the Sony Center. An amazing piece of modern architecture, in metal and glass. Perfect for a black & white photo session. The Sony Center is filled with restaurants, the TV & movie museum and an international cinema. At the time I took the photos, the new Transformers movie was promoted, if you’re wondering about the big statues on the pictures…
The golden hour – the time for photographers to be on their way taking the best photos in this beautiful, magical light. One hour after sunrise or one before sunset. It’s real magic. When I noticed, that it was one of those evenings, I packed my boyfriend and my camera immediately and took them for a relaxed walk. And what a beautiful light it was. Perfect for a photo walk. Just magic.
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The last time I did a ’round & round’ photo shoot, I was in Prague on vacation. And that was almost a year ago. Scary how long it’s been. For everyone not familiar with this little photo project of mine, read here. On Saturday we did a little shopping tour at the famous Potsdamer Platz in Berlin and where else to take some amazing shots from this impressive architecture.
Such a fun museum – Museum der Dinge (museum of things). Just ordinary, everyday things that everyone used (mostly in the DDR), summarized in little collections, sorted by material, theme or colors. It felt like an expedition through unknown lands, always discovering new unexpected things around the next corner. No more words necessary, just look at these photos.
amazing collections, right?
Amazing evening. We made it through five museums in five hours. We were totally exhausted the next day, but it was worth it. It was the long night of museums in Berlin. Starting at 6 pm till 2 am you had access to almost any museum in Berlin. And Berlin has a huge number of museums.
Last year we visited the beautiful Naturkundemuseum, the aquarium and the Film- and Fernseh-Museum (Movie & TV). This time we decided to do a little bit odd museums, like the Deutsches Currywurst Museum, the Trabi Museum and the Museum der Dinge (museum of things). I will show you more of the last amazing museum some other day, because it was so fun to walk along the cupboards stuffed with everyday things.
More than that we walked the halls of the Museum of Communication and the oppressive Panorama installation of a scenery at the Wall in Berlin, when it still was divided. It was just one large photo, but with the light, voices from this time from the off and palpable differences between East and West, it was very impressive. In a similar manner was the Museum of Communication impressive. It holds treasures like one of the blue Mauritius stamps, one of the most valuable stamps in the world and the very first telephone. We will visit the Museum of Communication another time again, because it was just a short visit. Too short to see all these amazing exhibits.
We love to stroll through museums. Everytime something unexpected pops up and changes our view of things. And most of the museums have now exhibits to get you involved. Like the Deutsches Currywurst Museum, where you can try to build currywurst orders yourself as fast as possible. Or at the Museum of Communication you can send a message with a letter shoot. So fun. Do you have a favorite museum?
It’s been a long time, since I did my last photo walk. Mostly because the weather wasn’t that photogenic and because I had other things on my mind. But today was perfect. We found the time to walk around the block in the golden hour. The light was magical and the shadows of the trees, made the photos particular interesting. At Prenzlauer Berg, a district of Berlin, most of the houses are very old and have therefore beautiful ornaments at the front. And everyone of them is a little bit different, some older, some younger. Love these differences side by side. It’s always worth to take a walk around the neighborhood.
We noticed this event last year, but didn’t found the time to visit it. This year we hit it. We went to the Olympus Photography Playground in Berlin. It’s placed in the old Opernwerkstätten near Brunnenstraße, in big, old industrial halls. There you can walk from one art installation to the next, interact with the art and test one of the new Olympus cameras like the OM-D EM10. And the best: it’s completely free of charge. You get the cameras for two hours for free. You can even take the SD card with your photos home.
Here are some simple shots from the artsy place, token in one of the art modes.