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A Photo Walk in Berlin

Gritty and colourful, sweet and rough, the streets of Berlin offer many curiosities for the aimless wanderer to consider. Whether it’s the street art that Germany’s creative capital is so famous for, the charming blossoms that dress cafe table tops, or the grand monuments that represent a rich and dark history, there is no doubting that a photo walk in Berlin will offer too many visual delights to capture.

My first Berlin experience was back in 2010. It was the first city I saw in Europe, my first encounter with the hypnotic and complex European history, and my first love affair (of many)with an international city. After two years of dreaming about Berlin (and wondering if it was nothing but a magical urban mirage in the haze of my first European adventure), I was positively chuffed to find Berlin was better than I remembered when I returned for a week last September.

Here are but a few of the sights that occupied my eyes during a week of walking Berlin’s streets.

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14 comments on “A Photo Walk in Berlin

  1. Daniel Holl
    January 6, 2013

    Hey Nic,

    sweet pics of Germany’s finest city. Do you remember where you shot this one: http://nicswanderlust.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/p13305791.jpg. Looks totally like my old neighborhood around Lychenerstr. in the Prenzl Berg.

    Anyways, keep on blogging. I always enjoy your posts.

    Daniel

    • Nic Freeman
      January 6, 2013

      Hey Daniel,
      Cheers – appreciate the support!
      I think it was during a post-dinner stroll in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg somewhere. We stayed in Köpenicker Straße and I shot that on the way home.
      Nic

  2. transplantedtatar
    January 6, 2013

    “Gritty and colourful, sweet and rough” is exactly how I imagine Berlin. Love the street art, both intended and accidental. Thank you for another colorful escape.

    • Nic Freeman
      January 6, 2013

      Thanks TT :) Stay tuned for another post on my Berlin adventures. Nic

  3. marneymcnall
    January 6, 2013

    I was in Berlin this time of year a couple of years ago. “Gritty” is a great word for it. I remember the pebbly gravel on the sidewalks used in place of salt. Fascinating city. Never seen one that loves graffiti more.

    • Nic Freeman
      January 12, 2013

      It is a fascinating city – that is a wonderful way to put it! I loved the details there – like the grit underfoot, the downpipes wrapped in knitted socks, the chaotic stacks of bikes outside cafes and yes… the graffiti everywhere – so expressive.

      Thanks for reading Marney!

  4. Lela Bonchjela
    January 7, 2013

    Wish I was there!

  5. John Freeman
    January 19, 2013

    I stumbled upon your site while looking up my own 2012 Blog from Berlin. We share the same last name! I conduct a study-abroad photo course there every May for two weeks. We shoot photos and record audio for personality slideshows: http://www.jou.ufl.edu/people/faculty/jfreeman/Berlin2012/splash.htm
    You have a good eye for detail and mood. Nice work. — Best wishes. — John Freeman, Univ of Florida

  6. Daryl and Alana
    March 25, 2013

    Thanks for the photo essay of Berlin! We are heading there this summer, and your pictures are a great inspiration… what an incredible city.

  7. Hello there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m
    having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!

    • Nic Freeman
      April 24, 2013

      Hey WTBPRKC I’m afraid I’m not well versed in the world of captcha plugins. I just use the standard WordPress spam protection. A quick search led me to this, which may point you in the right direction? http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/captcha/ All the best. Nic

  8. fromgreentoblue
    October 9, 2013

    Very cool photos!

  9. Life, Love, and Dreams
    January 27, 2014

    After spending 1 day in Berlin a couple of years ago I fell in love. It is a city I would love to revist and explore more of :)

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