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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

corner view // cityscapes // berlin, germany





i love the big open, forests, rivers and lakes, the sea, the sky, landscapes to get lost in. the way they make me go all still and happy-sad inside. but still, i'm an urban girl at heart. i love berlin, the untidyness of it, the way it took me a while to warm to it, the way i still meet friends on the streets although it's a big city. i can't tell you if i like the gritty, urban places better than the green and pretty ones. i guess it's the mixture, really.

here are some impressions, taken while riding my bike through the city: haus des lehrers (house of the teacher) on alexanderplatz, a view towards the television tower from behind hackescher markt, an abandoned sausage stand, a wallpaper/graffiti nearby saying 'sausage bandits' (it has disappeared now - what a shame!).

p.s.: on second thought, i have a feeling the selection of my pictures for this week's corner view may a bit on the grey side. but i trust you'll notice that berlin is also very green, sunny and friendly when browsing through this and my other blog. don't let the grit put you off my favourite town!

thanks to jane at spain daily, there are many more corner views around the world you could stop by. try these...

22 comments:

B said...

This photos really capture how I imagine Berlin and its multiple contrasts. I really must visit soon... in the meantime, I'll visit your blogs!

isabelle said...

the sausage bandits graffiti is great, I love it !!

jane said...

great shots kristina. i think i´m more grit than green...happy day!

l i s e said...

like the "collage" very much
have a good day

trinsch said...

it looks wonderful! being a copenhagener myself i know how to look pass the grey days :)

i have never been to berlin. it's on my wish-list. i have a feeling i'd love it.

have a great day :)

C.T. said...

I want a curry wurst..RIGHT NOW!!!
Great pictures (again).

Ian said...

I like Berlin too.

state of bliss said...

Hello Kristina,
I'd love too visit many cities in Europe and Berlin is on the list too. Thank you for sharing.

I LOVE your new header photo. So dreamy...

Have a great day,
Kasia

Cabrizette said...

you know how i love this city...I'm just thinking about the way to return there !
PS : if you come in Arles, you will enjoy this little city and it's just to 40mn to Marseille by car !
Thanks for sharing. See you soon ; )

Francesca said...

It's great that you live in a place that you love!

outi said...

i´m always waiting these corner views from you and Berlin, i can go aahh and oohh.. Berlin is a beautiful city, in all colors!

Kimmie said...

Beautiful corner view - grit, gray and all. I see the beauty and your love for it through your lens. What a shame about the sausage bandit .....

malo said...

I love how you show Berlin's different sides and I think the combination of very grey and urban and green and blooming is what makes the nicest cities.

caitlin said...

Great job giving us a feel of your city. I feel like I was walking along with you.

MODsquad said...

Oh, I love those bandits! Too stinkin' cute! Love these photos!

Happy Day!

Janet said...

love the abandoned sausage stand, and the graffiti is just too funny! thanks for sharing!

april said...

die wurstbanditen sind ja wirklich cool.und warum heisst das haus des lehrers so? wer und was ist in diesem haus? bin neugierig ;-)

Kristina * said...

@ april: das haus des lehrers hat eine lange geschichte... schau' mal hier: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haus_des_Lehrers

es war das erste hochhaus am alexanderplatz und wurde in der DDR lange zeit als pädagogische begegnungsstätte genutzt. heute ist es ein bürohaus. schön ist die 'bauchbinde', ein umlaufendes mosaik von walter womacka. sehr sozialistisch-realistisch, aber auch sehr schön. vielleicht schreibe ich hier mal was darüber...

Kristina * said...

dear all, thank you so much for all your comments - always lovely to hear from you! :)

Kaylovesvintage said...

oh Berlin you are so beautiful

Daan said...

WurstBanditen!
Haha, great guys!

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