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Giant Ampelmann Statue

Germans* are almost obsessive about waiting for the Ampelmann (the traffic light man) to signal it’s safe to cross the road.  Pedestrians in Berlin spend years of their lives standing at empty crossings praying for the little green man with his purposeful stride and jaunty hat to appear, so I suppose it’s only natural that […]

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Haus der Offiziere, Wünsdorf – For Sale

In the DDR-era, the military complex in Wünsdorf was the Soviet army’s German headquarters and the Haus der Offiziere (The Officers’ House) and a large part of the huge garrison town, known then as Klein-Moskau (Little Moscow) has been empty since the last Soviet troops withdrew from Germany in 1994. Some of the buildings have […]

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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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