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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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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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Tiny Town – Berlin in Miniature

Tiny Town is a clever tilt-shift video filmed in Berlin by Sammy Metwalli a German director, editor and compositing artist who also directed the documentary Ostblut. Tilt-shift is a photography or filming effect that makes real life scenes look like miniature models.  The effect is achieved by creating a narrow point of focus and popping the […]

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Christmas Market Berlin by Matthias Makarinus

In his short film, Christmas Market Berlin, Matthias Makarinus has captured the essence of Berlin’s yuletide wonderlands. The film takes us on a tour of several markets for ice skating, fairground rides, sausages and Glühwein.  I’m pretty sure I saw: Berliner Weihnachtzeit am Roten Rathaus; Nostalgischer Weihnachtsmarkt am Opernpalais, Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Alexanderplatz; Wintertraum am […]

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Modest Meets – Denny Pham

Berlin-based skateboarder Denny Pham takes filmmakers Modest Department around the hometown they share in Modest Meets – Denny Pham. Berlin is such a creative and open-minded place…people actually come here to be creative…it’s just really open for skateboarding… Pham was born in Rostock in the North of Germany but moved to Berlin because “summers are […]

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Sunday Documentary: Spies Beneath Berlin

Spies Beneath Berlin is a documentary about Operation Gold, a joint undertaking by MI6 and the CIA in the 1950s to build a tunnel from West to East Berlin to intercept Soviet intelligence communications. One of the most valuable and daring operations ever undertaken. – Allen Dulles, Director of the CIA 1953-1961 In 1951 the already […]

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Berlin Ringbahn – Cities and Memory

Berlin Ringbahn is a two track album created by Martin Kristopher under the name 3dtorus for the Cities and Memory project. Kristopher made his recording of the Berlin Ringbahn S42, which travels anti-clockwise around the city, starting and ending at the Halensee station, on a Saturday afternoon in September 2015. When I recently visited Berlin I […]

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