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Sunday Documentary: Abandoned Berlin

With Ciarán Fahey, author of the hugely popular Abandoned Berlin, as his guide, Jordi Busquets explores some of Berlin’s most popular urbex location for his documentary, also entitled, Abandoned Berlin. Urbex (an abbreviation of urban exploration) is an increasingly popular hobby or pastime, as more and more people appreciate the beauty in decay and the […]

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Berlin: Convergence – Nehemias Colindres x Canon

Released as part of the Canon ‘Come and See’ image campaign, Berlin: Convergence is a portrait of the city by Nehemias Colindres. Colindres is a 1st generation Salvadorian-American photographer and filmmaker.  Born and raised in LA, he is currently living and working in Berlin and it is clear that he has a complex relationship with […]

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Pergamon Altar 3D Model – a virtual exhibit

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin State Museums) this week unveiled the Pergamon Altar 3D Model created by Fraunhofer IGD, which is now accessible via the Pergamon Museum website. The Pergamon Altar was built on the terraces of the acropolis of Pergamon (then in Ancient Greece but now located in Turkey) in the 2nd century […]

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Berlin Vibes by Sam Evans

Berlin Vibes is a short but sweet video by Sam Evans with scenes that capture some of the essence of a Berlin summer, perfectly matched to a James Oklander remix of Nina Simone’s Feeling Good. Follow Sam and a friend as they ride around Berlin on a bike and a penny board, dive off a […]

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Berlin City by Matthias Makarinus

Matthias Makarinus has done it again – his latest video Berlin City is another masterpiece of videography that shows Berlin at its most moody, beautiful and best. Over the course of 10 minutes Makarinus shows us Berlin in summer and winter, spring and autumn; under blue, black, pink, orange and grey skies.  We see the […]

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German Bureaucracy – Life in Slow Motion

Anyone who has had to deal with German bureaucracy will know that sinking feeling you get when you encounter officialdom of any nature here. German Bureaucracy – The Bürgeramt Living in Germany means dealing with the Bürgeramt. There is a special kind of dread reserved for an Anmeldung (registration) appointment (if you’re lucky enough to […]

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David Bowie Berlin Concert – 1987 GLASS SPIDER Tour

The David Bowie Berlin concert of 1987 is often cited as one of the events that helped bring down the Berlin wall and the German Foreign Office paid an incredible tribute to David Bowie in a tweet following the announcement of his death. Good-bye, David Bowie. You are now among #Heroes. Thank you for helping […]

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Berlin Style – Gucci vs. Givenchy

As far as the fashion world is concerned it would seem that Berlin is the place to be right now and in 2016 everyone will be aiming for that Berlin style.  Last week, within days of each other, two designer powerhouses – Gucci and Givenchy – used the city as the backdrop for their latest […]

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Berlin U-Bahn Windows – Wonky Brandenburg Gate Graphics

If you’ve used the U-Bahn (underground train) in Berlin you’ve probably noticed that the windows are covered with a transparent sticker with a repetitive white Brandenburg Gate graphic.  If you’ve given the windows more than just a cursory glance you may have noticed that the perspective of the illustrations of the Brandenburg Gate on those […]

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David Bowie 1947-2016 RIP

Berlin awoke today to the news of the passing of one of its favourite adopted sons – David Bowie is dead.  A statement posted to the singer’s official Facebook page and Twitter account confirmed his death: January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle […]

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