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.
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.
I didn’t thought, that spring in Berlin would look so lovely. Everywhere are little islands of green, spotted with yellow, white and blue. I cross more animals more closely than ever before, like a bunch of starlings and rabbits.
Even more fascinating are the people of Berlin. Just two, three rays of sunshine and all Berlin seems to be up and running. But who is judging them, after this long weeks of grey and dark winter days. Not me. I’m one of them. I enjoy every bit of sunshine I can get and soak it in.
enjoy the sunshine and look for little flowers on your way
Did I mention, that I love Berlin?! This city is amazing. It’s loud, it never sleeps, it’s crowded, it’s dangerous (mostly for cyclists), but I love it.
There is so much to see and discover. Like hundreds of pretty, inspirational shops everywhere, beautiful architecture, fun fleamarkets, street art at every wall and corner and so much more…
And like you maybe guessed, my camera will sound like an automatic gun as much as I will take photos around the city. Because I don’t want to overwhelm you with all those photos but still want to share them, I decided to start another Tumblr blog featuring my favorite Berlin photos. Take a look at ‘Berlin, my love‘, maybe you like it. 😉