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My Berlin: Mitte on Christmas Eve

21 Responses to “My Berlin: Mitte on Christmas Eve”

    • fotoeins

      Hahaahahah! Well, when I happened to be out and about on that Christmas Eve evening, there were inches of the white fluff everywhere. Thanks, Stephen, for reading and for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Mike & Viv, and thanks! For any place or city in the world that’s been memorable, I think it’s a lot of fun to go back (if/when possible) in the “opposite” season to see what it’s like. I hope to convey that I’ve got a very big fuzzy spot in me cold dark heart for the German capital city of Berlin. 😉 Thanks again for reading and for your kind comments!

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  1. Maria Falvey

    Beautiful prose – ” as if to take a deep long breath” I love that description for a space so energetic any day other than Xmas and the fact that you found it an irresistible environment to photograph resonates with me; the photos are rich and captured perfectly. I’ve always enjoyed public spaces at midnight or dawn when they feel as if they belong only to me.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Maria. Thank you for your beautiful and most kind comments. You’ve expressed the kinds of emotions I precisely wanted to convey through those photographs, especially for those who’ve gained their own unique knowledge of the vast complexity and “internal beauty” that is Berlin. I also agree very much with you about being in public spaces very late at night or very early in the day; it’s the “ultimate in slow travel”. It’s also the reason why I love photographing Praha late at night or early in the morning. 🙂 Thank you again for reading and for your comments, Maria!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Ann – thank you for your very kind comments! I got the idea from one or more photography authors, and for me, it was easy motivation to photograph the city I love on a “quiet occasion”, even through the cold wind and whipping snow. Thanks again!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks for your kind comment, Jessica. I view those photos as being in the right place and the right time, and also, an understanding of what those conditions and that situation would mean for the photography. Thanks for reading!

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  2. berlioz1935

    It is beautiful how you captured the stillness of the city on a Christmas Eve. The families are all home and exchanging gifts as is the German tradition.

    When I was still living in Berlin I experienced many of those quiet Christmas Eves. And when in this stillness the snow starts to fall ever to slowly than this stillness is even more accentuated.

    Do you know the German Christmas song “Leise rieselt der Schnee…”? (Quitely the snow is descending)

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    • fotoeins

      Hello, Peter – thank you for reading and for your kind comment! I saw that you and your family emigrated to Australia from Germany in the late-1950s. Because of how unusually and atypically quiet the city was, I enjoyed seeing what Berlin was like on Weihnachtsabend. What part of Australia do you now live? I’ve enjoyed the parts of Australia I’ve visited in the last few years.

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