Along Friedrichstrasse in Berlin Mitte are department stores, shops, and boutiques, all catering to more expensive and refined tastes. Visitors and residents of the German capital city come to Friedrichstrasse to drop some coin and for some to be seen. The central court in Quartier 206 opens the visitor to a sensory experience: geometric lines and patterns mixed into the smooth marble under a glass roof, the sounds of a piano at the base of the central staircase, and the smell of coffee brewing at the bar. I wanted to capture some fraction of the essence of the building’s exacting interior without drilling a hole in my wallet. What happened instead is imagery drilled into memory for good.
I made these photos on 18 March 2011 with a Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera and the 50mm f/1.4 lens with settings f/2.8, 1/60-second, and ISO200. Quartier 206 is located between U-Bahn stations Französische Strasse (U6) and Stadtmitte (U2, U6). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.