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Berlin Hauptbahnhof, train station, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

My Berlin: intentions and (e)motions

I’ve always loved train stations, and Berlin Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is no exception as these Instagram shots show.

When I’m in Berlin, I go out of the way to spend extra time at the train station to watch people, to observe the flow of people in and out of trains and in and out of the train station. Trains enter and leave, passengers do the same in perpendicular fashion. Individual moments of people on their way are combined with sweeping motions to provide a novel form of urban landscape that’s common to all urban train stations, but with indicators unique to the German capital city.


Deutsche Bahn, Regional Bahn, train station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

Above …

Berlin Hauptbahnhof, train station, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

,,, and below

Berlin Hauptbahnhof, train station, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

Circling the photographic display

S-Bahn, S-Bahn Berlin, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

A momentary lapse of precision

Berlin Hauptbahnhof, train station, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

Washingtonplatz | Washington Square


I made the photos above on 27 November 2014. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6cD.

Welcome to Berlin, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, central train station, Berlin, Germany - 10 Aug 2013, fotoeins.com

Instants in tempo: Berlin Hauptbahnhof

I love Berlin, and I love train stations.

These two preoccupations always converge at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central train station). Looming overhead is the large glass roof, like the temple of transport hanging over scurrying passengers; trains pass overhead as the shops reside below; tempting scents from baked goods and grilled bratwurst waft from neighbouring stands; calm measured station announcements and excited conversations in the air is punctuated by screeching brakes of trains entering the station.

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“Wir bitten Sie um Ihr Verständnis …”

Over the loudspeakers, a calm, cool, soothing voice fills the tall, wide, spacious spaces of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station).  A woman’s voice says:

Meine Damen und Herren, auf Gleis 12, I-C-E 540 nach Köln Hauptbahnhof, planmässige Abfahrt um 2106 Uhr.  Wegen der Schnee, Glatteis, und technischen Störungen, entschuldigen wir uns für die Verspätung, und wir bitten Sie um Ihr Verständnis.

Ladies and gentlemen, on platform 12, InterCityE xpress train 540 to Cologne Central Station, with scheduled departure at 2106.  Due to weather and technical problems, we apologize for the delay, and we ask for your understanding.

Throughout most of December, snow and ice continued to be a thorn in the daily and timely operations of the primary Germany rail operator, Deutsche Bahn.   According to the Deutsche Bahn website, the ICE train from Berlin to Cologne takes a little over 5 hours in good weather-conditions.  On this Boxing Day evening, this train left Berlin about 10 minutes late, and there was a lot of snow along the way between the capital to the Rhine-river region.  I’m sure this train arrived in Cologne at least an hour late at 3am.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof Central Station

I made the photo above on 26 December 2010 with the Canon EOS450D camera and EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens. Published initially on Posterous, this post now appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-Q.

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