Berlin Festival of Lights: Highlights (2012)
Since 2004, the Festival of Lights have lit up various buildings and attractions throughout Berlin. The 2012 version saw 12 consecutive October evenings of another grand lighting display in the German capital city.
Bright colours and patterns illuminated many well-known landmarks including Potsdamer Platz (P), Brandenburger Tor (B), Gendarmenmarkt (G), Humboldt Universität (H), Berliner Dom (D), and the Fernsehturm (F). Many other places throughout the city had their displays, but my favourite occurred on the grounds of the now-vacant Tempelhof airport (T). The large ochre facade of the former terminal building provided a big backdrop for bright colourful images. The crowds here were small, providing a quieter atmosphere, as if we were all part of a well-guarded secret.
2012 also heralded Berlin’s 775th anniversary, celebrated in grand style at the end of October.
I made the photos above on 20 and 21 October 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com.
6 Responses to “Berlin Festival of Lights: Highlights (2012)”
Great shots. I have some of the Berliner Dom myself that I plan to share on my blog in the future.
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Hi, Mark! I look forward to seeing your own take of the Berliner Dom. I noticed your beautiful shots from one of my favourite (and former home) places in Germany – Heidelberg! I’ll respond to those on your blog. 🙂 Thanks for reading and for your kind comment!
wow! this really looks amazing. I’ll have to visit Berlin and see it this year.
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Hi, Pete. If you head out to Berlin in October, do give yourself a bit of time before the festival begins, so you can compare and contrast how landmarks and buildings appear at night during the festival. I’m sure there’ll be something new, and new places will be illuminated, too. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!
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