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 Fotopress at fotoeins.com.