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Tempelhofer Feld, Flughafen Tempelhof, THF, Tempelhof, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Previously, in Berlin (LAPC)

Above/featured: Tempelhofer Feld: runway 09R/27L at former THF airport – 16 Oct 2017 (6D1).

I made the cross-country rail journey to Berlin for the first time in 2002 when I lived and worked in Heidelberg. In the years since, I’ve answered the siren’s frequent call by returning to Berlin multiple times. I’ve lost track of the precise count that’s north of 10, but less than 20.

Berlin is Germany’s capital city, but in many respects, the city isn’t very German at all. The enigmatic moody metropolis isn’t the prettiest and can be one of isolation, especially in autumn and winter. During a cold gloomy stretch in late-2012, I survived by accessing the diverse array of arts and culture events and venues. What is very familiar is how Berlin’s residents show up outside when sunshine returns.

The following 16 images in chronological sequence show a slow forward progression to a quiet contemplative observation of the city and her residents.


Elements of the capital

Die Hackeschen Höfe, Hackescher Markt, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, fotoeins.com

“Perlin Berlin” at Hackescher Markt – 16 Mar 2011 (450D).

Cupcake Berlin, Friedrichshain), Berlin, Germany - 13 Nov 2012, fotoeins.com

Cupcake Berlin in Friedrichshain – 13 Nov 2012 (450D).

Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany - 5 Dec 2012, fotoeins.com

Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) – 5 Dec 2012 (450D).

Interbrigadas Berlin, Mercure Hotel Berlin Mitte, U-Bhf Gleisdreieck, Gleisdreieck, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Interbrigadas mural near Gleisdreieck – 19 Dec 2012 (450D).

Bahnhof Alexanderplatz, Fernsehturm, Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

Alexanderplatz and that tower again – 20 Dec 2012 (450D).

BVG U-Bahn, Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

Departing U2 train at Zoologischer Garten, a.k.a. Zoo Station – 30 Nov 2014 (6D1).

Tegel airport, TXL, Runway 08R/26L, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Facing west to TXL Tegel airport’s runway 08R/26L – 7 Dec 2014 (6D1).

Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany, fotoeins.com

“Hauptstadt” (capital city) advertisement banner inside the city’s Hauptbahnhof (central station) – 8 May 2015 (6D1).

Mengenlehreuhr, set theory clock, Berliner Uhr, Berlin Clock, Sixt, Europa-Center, Budapester Strasse, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, fotoeins.com

At the eastern edge of Charlottenburg, this unusual clock shows the time is 1317h (117pm) – 12 Oct 2017 (6D1).

Alte Nationalgalerie, Old National Gallery, Museumsinsel, Museum Island, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) – 12 Oct 2017 (6D1).

Gasometer, Rote Insel, Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

Rote Insel (red island) neighbourhood in Schöneberg, with the former Gasometer at left – 15 Oct 2017 (6D1).

Tempelhofer Feld, Flughafen Tempelhof, THF, Tempelhof, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Tempelhofer Feld public green space on the grounds of the former Tempelhof airport – 16 Oct 2017 (6D1).


I made all photos above between 2006 and 2017 with Canon cameras: PowerShot A510 (A510), EOS450D/Rebel XSi (450D), and EOS6D mark1 (6D1). Alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. I made another smaller version with the Czech capital city of Prague. Acknowledgements go to Journeys with Johnbo for LAPC no.92 in the week of 11-17 Apr 2020. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-hiP.

Previously, …

•   In Berlin.
•   In Prague.
•   On the Big Island.

15 Responses to “Previously, in Berlin (LAPC)”

    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Tina. I hope you can visit and see Berlin for yourself very soon. Take care!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, John. There’ll be a big portal building to welcome guests onto Museum Island; it’d be great to visit that, too. Take care!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Ana. I hope you can visit Berlin soon, and I would then like to see how you see and experience Berlin. Take care!

      Liked by 1 person

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