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Berlin is so big, lots to do and even more to see. Because there are so many hidden and well known corners that I want to find and visit I have decided to concentrate on a small area each day.

Of course this means I won’t get to see ALL of Berlin while I am here but it does mean I can get to know quite a lot of areas in detail.

My first main trip was to Berlin Mitte, the middle of Berlin and its famous Scheunen Viertel (Barn Quarter). With lots of interlinking “Höfe” (courtyards)  the Scheuenen Viertel is the perfect place to wander and get lost. And an even better place to take photos of the expected and unexpected.

Here are some of my favourite shots, I can’t post all since I took so many!

a tiny section of the impressive entrance to the Hackesche Höfe

a tiny section of the impressive entrance to the Hackesche Höfe

some colourful bricks

some colourful bricks

seats outside a store in Hackesche Höfe

seats outside a store in Hackesche Höfe

left behind in a sandpit in the Höfe

left behind in a sandpit in the Höfe

a floating hat

a floating hat

a romantic bench

a romantic bench

a Schwalbe, an old motorbike

a Schwalbe, an old motorbike

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not sure if it's an elephant or a shrimp

not sure if it’s an elephant or a shrimp

a window in the Gibs Höfe

a window in the Gibs Höfe

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the new Synagogue

the new Synagogue

The missing House, an art installation

The missing House, an art installation

bullet holes from WWII

bullet holes from WWII

a beautiful Art Deco gate

a beautiful Art Deco gate

some choir boys

some choir boys

another piece of art ... the empty room, a reminder of the Jews that where taken from their homes

another piece of art … the empty room, a reminder of the Jews that where taken from their homes

where could this lead?

where could this lead?

postage stamp

postage stamp

post box

post box

in an artist studio

in an artist studio

I don't know - do you?

I don’t know – do you?

yes we are everywhere

yes we are everywhere

a cute cafe

a cute cafe

colourful windows above an alternative restaurant

colourful windows above an alternative restaurant

the old post on the Oranienburger Str.

the old post on the Oranienburger Str.

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