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Tiergarten, Siegesäule, Carillon, Platz der Republik, Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Berlin panorama, from Reichstag to Siegessäule

Previously, I showed an autumn panorama of Berlin from the observation deck of the Victory Column (Siegessäule). The photo above shows the “reverse” panorama, facing west across the same colour patchwork of fall leaves in Tiergarten park. The foreground shows the abutments on the Reichstag building, and the vertical structure at the right is the Carillon. At the centre is a pillar with a golden figure on top: this is the Victory Column, from where I made the previous photo.

I made the image above on 14 October 2008 with the Canon EOS450D, 18-55mm kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/100-sec, f/5.6, ISO200, 44mm focal length (70mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-5Zo.

Stadtpanorama, city panorama, Siegessäule, Victory Column, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Berlin panorama from Hauptbahnhof to Fernsehturm

The observation deck at the top of the Victory Column (Siegessäule) in Berlin’s Tiergarten park provides a sweeping view of the German capital city. The photo above shows an east-facing view, from the Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station) in the north (left), to the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) and Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) in the south (right). With leaves remaining present on the trees, the warm colours of fall are further emphasized by the late-afternoon light of the golden hour.

Built between 1865 and 1873, the Victory Column is 70 metres (230 feet) tall with a total of 285 steps to the top.

I made the image above on 30 November 2006. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-5R1.

My Berlin: autumn colours in the German capital

Above/featured: A swath of “Mitte” colour in the fog – 2012.

Berlin doesn’t have the easy natural landmarks of mountains or open waters immediately adjacent to the city. But there’s plenty more urbanity in Berlin which includes countless green spaces inhabited by deciduous trees whose leaves reveal their colours as temperatures drop with the change in season. The colour change by day gives way to night-time illuminations of colour and pattern onto buildings and landmarks during October’s annual Festival of Lights. I found myself absorbing and remembering the colours to tie me through the subsequent cold dark grey doldrums.

I made all photos on multiple visits to the German capital between 2006 and 2017. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-LK.

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