As it was so hot yesterday I stayed hidden from the world most of the day and caught up on emails, wrote postcards and read while staying indoors. But in the late afternoon I needed to stretch my legs and decided to take a walk around Friedrichshagen, the suburb I am staying in.
Founded in 1753 by King Friedrich II of Prussia it came into it’s own in the early 1900s and the main boulevard, the Boelschestrasse, is lined by beautiful old art nouveau houses, all beautifully done up. However if you wander down a few side-streets you will find some typical East German Plattenbauten, flats build out of big concrete slabs, and some run down houses.
This combination of old and new, pretty and run down is the perfect playground for my camera and I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I did taking them. (PS. sorry there are so many, just couldn’t decided)