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Postcard from Berlin

Postcard from Berlin

Berlin isn’t exactly the type of city you’ll need your sunglasses for: it used to be a swampland and has maintained much of its former Eastern Bloc capital charm. Despite its rather depressing history, Berlin is a city worth visiting: the history alone is staggering.

Renovating the Berlin Wall in 2009

Piece of the Berlin Wall in Potsdamer Platz

Piece of the Berlin Wall in Potsdamer Platz.

Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe: the blocks are on uneven ground, leading to disorientation and confusion, much like what went on during WWII.

Building in Berlin

My favorite of the signs outside: You can keep your yuppie flats, we’re happy with our rats.

Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, Germany

Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin: beautiful inside and out.

Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, Germany

The sprawling grounds outside Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin are the perfect place to walk or unwind.

Treptower Park: Soviet War Memorial

The Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park is striking in size and grandeur: you almost forget the Soviets ultimately lost.

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  • We loved Berlin too. I really enjoyed the “gritty” feel of the city. Some of my favorite photos are from the city.

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  • Anonymous

    It’s definitely gritty–I loved the street art there, both sanctioned (on the Berlin Wall gallery) and unsanctioned. Great city to visit!

  • Kim

    Beautiful photos. The picture of the wall is striking, as is the photo of the memorial.

  • incredible photos. might have to spread my german trip this summer beyond the black forest region

  • That Gift Laden pic is eeepic! lol love it!

  • The art scene in Berlin is amazing! I wish I had spent more time there! Would love to go back for a few months and really connect with people creatively!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! The memorial is honestly one of the most haunting ones I’ve been to.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! The memorial is honestly one of the most haunting ones I’ve been to.

  • Anonymous

    Berlin is definitely worth a visit just for the history–but I certainly hope Munich is in your itinerary! One of my favorite cities in the world!!!

  • Anonymous

    Berlin is definitely worth a visit just for the history–but I certainly hope Munich is in your itinerary! One of my favorite cities in the world!!!

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t that awesome? Such a cool neighborhood.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t that awesome? Such a cool neighborhood.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, the street art is fabulous–would have loved to explore more! I took an East Berlin bike tour that was just amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, the street art is fabulous–would have loved to explore more! I took an East Berlin bike tour that was just amazing.

  • Great Pics! I spent some months in Berlin and still love thinking about that time. If i will ever come back to Germany, Berlin’s the place to stay.

  • Anonymous

    That’s awesome, although I certainly preferred Munich to Berlin!

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  • Bla

    …the soviets won

  • I really want to go to Berlin. Your photos remind me of East London – it seems to have that kind of arty feel. Really great work Christine!

  • camorose

    Thanks! Berlin is a really cool city, awesome street art to be found.

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  • Nice pictures,

  • would love to visit berlin someday !!!!
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  • camorose

    I’d love to go back!

  • hey, just checked your website ! you have visited so many places. i was there in san bruno, california for three months