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
some colourful bricks
seats outside a store in Hackesche Höfe
left behind in a sandpit in the Höfe
a floating hat
a romantic bench
a Schwalbe, an old motorbike
not sure if it’s an elephant or a shrimp
a window in the Gibs Höfe
the new Synagogue
The missing House, an art installation
bullet holes from WWII
a beautiful Art Deco gate
some choir boys
another piece of art … the empty room, a reminder of the Jews that where taken from their homes
where could this lead?
in an artist studio
I don’t know – do you?
yes we are everywhere
a cute cafe
colourful windows above an alternative restaurant
the old post on the Oranienburger Str.