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Berlinale Festival Potsdamer Platz

Make-Up in the City | Berlin, Germany

It’s time again for the International Film Festival Berlinale. And along with the festival you can find a few things that you normally won’t see in Berlin. I already showed you the bar in a big champagne cork and now it’s the time for a unique make-up studio at Potsdamer Platz.

Snow at Greenwich Promenade in Berlin, Germany

Snow at Greenwich Promenade | Berlin, Germany

It never snows in London? I bet it does! But even though it might seem like it, this photo is not taken in London. Not even in England! Instead you can find this typical British phone booth at the Greenwich Promenade at Lake Tegel in Berlin. The two districts are twinned and therefore we have some typical things from London standing around here.

Office of the German Chancellor in the Bungalow in Bonn

The German Chancellor’s Office | Bonn, Germany

That’s the room where the German Chancellors were working from 1964 until 1999. Kind of small, don’t you think? I mean just think about where the American President is working and imagine him sitting in such small office. Anyways, I guess Merkel has a much better office today.

HDR Photo of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin from the West side

Brandenburg Gate – West | Berlin, Germany

Most photos that you’ll see from the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin are taken from its eastern side. However, the western side of Brandenburg Gate has two advantages for photographers. For one thing you can capture the colors of the rising sun (it’s no fun to shoot a sunset at Brandenburg Gate, too many tourists) and for another thing you can catch some light trails of the passing cars.

Reichstag building and Paul-Löbe-Haus in Government district on the river Spree in Berlin

Tradition and Modernity | Berlin, Germany

You can think about the German government whatever you want. But when it comes to the government district it has to be appreciated as a flagship for modern architecture in Berlin. The district is still not completed; right now they again add some new buildings. Inevitably this leads to a strong contrast with the just 10 year old Paul-Löbe-Haus on the one side and the historical Reichstag building on the other.

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin with roses at Festival of Lights 2013

Brandenburg Gate with Roses | Berlin, Germany

During the yearly Festival of Lights in Berlin it is not so easy to find a good spot. The composition should be appealing, not too many people should cross the photo and it would better be something which wasn’t photographed a thousand times before. Well, I’m certainly not the first in Berlin who takes a shot of the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) together with the sign for the Pariser Platz. But that evening I liked that combination so much that I shot a complete series of the illuminations from there.

Bundesrat in Berlin Germany. Illuminated at the Festival of Lights 2013

Bundesrat | Berlin, Germany

The German Bundesrat or Federal Council was one of the buildings I’ve been sold on in this year’s Festival of Lights in Berlin. This photo also was taken a day before the Festival was supposed to start. I wandered around between the Gendarmenmarkt and Potsdamer Platz until I came across the enlightened Bundesrat.

Deutscher Dom in Berlin, Germany. Illuminated during the Festival of Lights 2013

Deutscher Dom | Berlin, Germany

Berlin’s Deutscher Dom (i.e. German Church, also called New Church) is part of the ensemble on the Gendarmenmarkt in the center of Berlin. And as every year it was time for the Festival of Lights in Berlin providing special illumination for all major sights. Festival of Lights means: Way to many photographers in Berlin and way too little possibilities to capture sights without people in front of it.