photo walk: street art (at the East Side Gallery)

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

On Sunday my boyfriend and I finally visited the famous East Side Gallery in Berlin. Sursprisingly the weather was beautiful sunny although very cold, the weather report had told it would be gray and rainy. Thankfully it was wrong. Therefore we drove with our bicycles to the beginning of the gallery and walked it down to the red Oberbaumbrücke.

The art on the official side was impressive and beautiful, but everywhere the pictures had been messed up by thousands of signatures and phrases written with permanent marker by visitors. It was very sad to see this important work of art kind of destroyed like this.

On the back of the official gallery graffiti artists had left their mark on the wall. Two artists were painting new pictures when we walked by. It was awe-inspiring to see the paintings evolve from one color to the next. I would have loved to watch them till the end, but it was simply too cold to sit down for one or two hours. But I want to visit the East Side Gallery again in a few days to look at the finished paintings. Graffiti art is one of my favorites, because of its beauty in color and pattern.

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

photo walk: street art | East Side Gallery, Berlin | momentstolivefor.com

See more of my photo walks here.

Berlin, my love – my new blog

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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. 😉

a melancholic walk in Bremen

a melancholic walk in Bremen | Die Schlachte in Bremen | moments to live for

The last weeks in Bremen have begun and a little melancholy is steeling into my mood from time to time. Another era will be ending, when we move to Berlin. I moved a lot in my life. With and without my parents in total already 6 times in my 31 years living on this earth. And 4 times of these in the last 10 years because of my academic studies.

I always had to start fresh and make new friends, because I moved always to a new city, far away from the old one. I think, to move is hard and fun at the same time. Hard because you have to accustom yourself to new routines, new people and look for new shops, and the bureaucracy of changing your adress isn’t that easy and mostly just time consuming.

But the good things of moving to a new city are to find new amazing friends, make a new city your home and find new favorite places. I like, that I know already four cities in detail, because I lived there for at least two years and discovered so many lovely places and faces of these cities. So here are some photos of Bremen, the big city I lived close by for the last four years and that I will say goodbye to in four weeks.

a melancholic walk in Bremen | the emblem of Bremen: the Bremer Stadtmusikanten | moments to live for

a melancholic walk in Bremen | a walk along the Weser | moments to live for

a melancholic walk in Bremen | graffiti in Bremen | moments to live for

a melancholic walk in Bremen | dark clouds above Bremen | moments to live for

a melancholic walk in Bremen | street art in Bremen | moments to live for

a melancholic walk in Bremen | gulls at the Weser | moments to live for

wish you a good start into the new week

apartment-hunting in Berlin – part II

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | old building in Friedrichshain | moments to live for

I’m back from another long weekend in Berlin apartment-hunting like two weeks ago. And… because we didn’t sign anything yet, I can’t say anything particular, but we have a big smile on our faces. As soon as it is signed, sealed, delivered, I will tell you more.

But aside from that it was a rainy, cold weekend and I felt like riding the bus and underground was our only activity the whole day. This is something I have to get used to when I’m in Berlin, going by public transportation. I don’t know yet, if it’s a good idea to ride my bike through this never sleeping, huge city, but I will definitely try since I’m a biker from the heart, as you can see on my biketourgirl tumblr blog.

Although the weather was anything near nice, I loved to walk the streets and find little and big street art at the most unexpected places. Can’t wait to make a photo walk of this.

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | Hyroshimasteg | moments to live for

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | rainy in Prenzlauer Berg | moments to live for

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | colorful street art in Moabit | moments to live for

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | flower power street art in Kreuzberg | moments to live for

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | flower beauties | moments to live for

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | Hans Albers star at Potsdamer Platz | moments to live for

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | typography art at the Fischerinsel | moments to live for

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | window with cacti in Charlottenburg | moments to live for

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | working couple | moments to live for

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | old building in Moabit | moments to live for

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | beautiful light stars at Potsdamer Platz | moments to live for

apartment-hunting in Berlin - part II | reflection of a happy couple | moments to live for

hope you had a beautiful weekend

minialbum: streetart

streetart minialbum details by momentstolivefor

Streetart is amazing. It pops up on places you would never imagine. It colors places, that would otherwise be grey and unremarkable. It’s a non-conformist art. It can be a grafitti, a tag, a chalk painting on a sidewalk or even an installation with lego or wool.

streetart minialbum cover by momentstolivefor

A while ago I started taking pictures of streetart, wherever I walked, foremost in Bremen and on my big biketour this year. I really like the photos and wanted to present them in some way and not just keep them on my computer. In July I had a craft flash and prepared this minialbum with streetmaps as background, but at that moment I hadn’t any photos at hand. Last week I edited the photos and ordered them. I really like the white frame with the rounded corners.

streetart minialbum pages by momentstolivefor
streetart minialbum pages by momentstolivefor

For the minialbum I used only old street maps, washi tapes and two bookrings. That’s it. It was very easy and fast to make. 🙂

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