Eine Reise Durch Berlin

“Eine reise durch Berlin” translates to “A trip through Berlin.” This is a collection of photos made during several trips to Berlin between 2012 and 2014.  Before the 2012 trip, it had been 18 years since I was last in Berlin and, as one might imagine, much has changed. The clear definition between West and East Berlin is pretty much gone. It’s no longer all grey when you’re in the Eastern part of Berlin. It’s now a unified city. It’s a modern city since so much of it has been built since the war; yet, the historic buildings, churches, museums and such give help give the city it’s rich character and culture. It’s a center for art and creativity as well.

US President, John F. Kennedy, is famous for saying “Ich bin ein Berliner,” which I believe translates to something like “I am a jelly donut.” I think a more accurate translation would be “Ich bin Berliner.” For me, I have to say “Ich liebe Berlin” (I love Berlin).

I was able to revisit locations such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building, the Cafe Kranzler, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and the Kurfuerstendamm among others. I also saw many new locations such as the Berlin Cathedral, St. Marienkirche, The Rote Rathaus, Alexander Platz, Potsdamer Platz, the beautiful Spreebogen area, and many more.

I can’t think of a better way to fight off jet lag than to check into your hotel, grab your camera bag, and run like a mad man through this ‘wunderschoen’ city trying to photograph as much of it as you can in a short time … which is exactly what I did.

Auf Wiedersehen, Berlin. Until we meet again.

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