Berlin

Malche στο Tegel- Δέντρο στο Tegeler See στο Βερολίνο

Malche, Tegel | Berlin, Germany

With this photo from the Malche in Tegel: Happy Birthday to me! To celebrate my 35th birthday, I’ve chosen a photo of this tree that’s

Berlin Potsdamer Platz during daytime; Germany

Potsdamer Platz in clouds | Berlin, Germany

Potsdamer Platz (Potsdam Square) in Berlin is one of the major road intersections in the capital of Germany. It had been destroyed during the Second World War and later during the communist regime, it was quite an abandoned place. Until the day the Berlin wall fell…

View of Lake Tegel in Berlin, Germany

Lake Tegel | Berlin, Germany

We often see this view of the Lake Tegel when we are leaving or returning to Berlin. It is always a significant moment when we smile to each other… there really is no place like home.

Berlin sunset panorama at Storkower Straße, Germany.

Panorama from Storkower Straße | Berlin, Germany

This was an unusual spot to capture photos of the Berlin panorama. I had a meeting with a fellow photographer, when it started pouring down with rain and after just a few moments of hesitation, we finally decided to try and take some photos to see what would happen. We made an appointment at Storkower Straße from which you can see the skyline of Berlin; with the TV Tower majestically prevailing the line of the horizon.

Berlin Supermoon 2016 with a view from Alexander Platz, Germany.

Supermoon 2016 | Berlin, Germany

This is no ordinary moonbeam in Berlin – it’s a supermoon! This astrological event is very rare in Europe; it’s been 60 years since the moon has been seen so big. This was a terrific opportunity to grab my camera, climb to the Berlin Cathedral balcony and capture this moment.

Berlin Rotes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) during the night, Germany.

Rotes Rathaus | Berlin, Germany

Rotes Rathaus was built in Berlin in the second part of the 19th century, in the style of High Renaissance. I found it particularly interesting that this town hall was inspired by two buildings. First, the architect was inspired by The Old Town Hall of Torn (Toruń in Poland). Second, the towers of the Rotes Rathaus are built in a similar style, as the cathedral towers of Notre-Dane de Laon in France.

Grunewalderturm (Grunwald Tower) - a tourist attraction in Berlin, Germany.

Grunewalderturm | Berlin, Germany

The original name of this tower was “Kaiser-Wilhelm-Turm” (Emperor William Tower) and was built between 1888 – 1889 to mark 100 years after the birth of the German Emperor Wilhelm I. The tower was built in a Gothic Brick Reviewal style, which you can often see around Berlin. The name “Grunewaldturm” was given after the name of the surrounding forest, in the period following the Second World War.

Berliner Mauer – The Berlin Wall during the night.

Berliner Mauer – The Berlin Wall | Germany

Have you ever wondered what freedom means? The East Side Gallery in Berlin always gives a great reminder. In our modern day, it has now become a piece of history that allows visitors to walk by, to remain on the East side and within a moment – pass freely on the West side. I guess my generation is very lucky.

TV Tower In Berlin and the center captured from Storkower Straße. Tilt-Shift photography applied on the image.

TV Tower seen from Storkower Straße: Tilt-Shift Photography | Berlin, Germany

I find tilt-shift photography especially efficient on photo images as this one because it lets your eyes lay on the background, recognizing the City Hall, the Cathedral, the TV Tower in Berlin and also the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel on the right. In other words, it gives you the essence of the city, captured in one picture.

Autumn photo from Berlin of Storkower Straße, captured at the end of September.

Autumn photo of Berlin and the Time Blend Effect | Germany

First, I photographed the background – I captured the sun just before it went down and at the same time when the clouds were amazingly illuminated from the below. Then, half an hour later, I photographed the foreground, by shooting 7 – 8 images. At the end I used the Time Blend effect to combine images of the Storkower Straße in Berlin, taken at a different time, into a single picture.

Panorama photo of Berlin center with focus on the TV Tower. Other important landmarks are also visible here as the Town Hall and Park Inn Hotel.

On focus: the TV Tower of Berlin from Storkower Street | Berlin, Germany

This picture is among the very few ones that really show unusual perspective on Berlin center. Actually, the trick I used for this image was to intentionally brake all the two-thirds or golden ratio rule of photography, and choose to put the TV Tower of Berlin right in the middle. I did that because I really liked the way it stands out of the entire composition.

The TV Tower of Berlin captured from Park Inn by Radisson Hotel.

TV Tower at Night from Park Inn by Radisson | Berlin, Germany

With its 125 meters (410 feet) of height, this is, indisputably, the tallest building in the city. Park Inn by Radisson Berlin is also the tallest hotel in the country. Moreover it offers one of my favorite views existing in a city in Germany. The Hotel has 37 floors and it’s located in the northeastern part of Alexanderplatz, in the central Mitte district.

Government District in Berlin, Germany on a rainy evening.

Government District | Berlin, Germany

The Government District in Berlin, Germany on a rainy evening. I love the strict lines and the very modern and contemporary architectural style. The rain didn’t ruin the picture, instead it added depth to it.

Coffee shop in the government district of Berlin, Germany

Café in the Government District | Berlin, Germany

The government quarter in Berlin is not only home to the most important institutions of Germany, like the Bundestag and the Federal Government, but also houses a number of different architectural masterpieces. Besides the Reichstag-building and the traditional Bellevue Palace you also find various futuristic buildings, which fit nicely into the cityscape.

Berlin Cathedral and Television Tower at Alexanderplatz at night

Icons of Berlin | Germany

The Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom): To date, I have not met anyone who didn’t find it very aesthetic. By the way, this largest church of Berlin is a protestant, not catholic one. This fact comes as a surprise for most, but to me the age is more astonishing: Built from 1894 to 1905 the cathedral is just a little over 100 years old – pretty young for such kind of church.

Berlin Cathedral at Night under the Moonlight

Moonlight | Berlin, Germany

An important lesson in photography: The best camera is the one you have with you. The day before the “Supermoon”, I wanted to scout some location where I could take the best photos of said supermoon with Berliner background. I had found my position near the Oranienburger Strasse, and was satisfied. Therefore we just sat by the water, enjoying the view on the Berlin Cathedral with the moon just above it. Fortunately, Daria mentioned so often how beautiful the scene was, that I unpacked my equipment and took this one photo.

Bode-Museum in Berlin in Black and White

Bode-Museum | Black and White with Colour

The Bode Museum on the Museum Island in Berlin is in my opinion one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Even though the Museum Island in Berlin was heavily affected by the war, the Bode Museum withstood it relatively good. Here you go with a black/white/orange version of my photo from the Bode-Museum in Berlin.

S-Bahn metro trains in front of the Berlin Skyline at sunset

Trains | Berlin, Germany

The S-Bahn and Berlin. More of a love-hate relationship than anything else. And if one metro scene is really typical for Berlin, then it’s the trains meandering through the city center. Just as you can see them in this image; approaching the center from the eastern part of the city.

Girl sitting and staring at the sunset at Lake Tegel in the northern part of Berlin

Home Sweet Home | Berlin, Germany

It’s no secret that we love to travel and are often exploring the world. Yet, there is this one place where we are happy to come back to again and again. Especially after a long journey, things are often quite similar: First one evening on the couch, relaxing and arriving back home. But the very next day we often go out and have a look on “our” Lake Tegel. A wonderful constant which will be here forever, whenever we come back to Berlin.