View from the bridge Jannowitzbrücke towards the TV Tower – last Saturday night – or actually early Sunday morning – in the middle of the night. The TV Tower and the buildings by the water are reflected in the river Spree. Winter in Berlin can be rather dark, when there is neither snow nor ice around.
The Telefunken Hochhaus at Ernst-Reuter-Platz in Berlin Charlottenburg. The highrise building has 22 floors and with its 80 meters it once was the highest building of Berlin, until the Europa-Center was built in 1965. The building was built as the headquarters of the company Telefunken. When Telefunken and AEG become one company in 1975, the building was acquired by the city of Berlin.
For the past decades most of the building was used by the Technical University TU Berlin.
Early morning misty glory – view down Kastienallee towards the street corner of Schönhauser Allee a.k.a. Ecke Schönhauser. The neighborhood still seems to be asleep – only a tram waiting at the tram stop and a bicycle rider passing by. Lights reflecting on the wet street. In the background you see the iconic overpass of subway line U1 near Eberswalder station in the mist.
I like it a lot when it’s like this – a bit cold, a bit misty, a bit grey, a bit dark – during the winter time Berlin can look like this for weeks or even months.
First snow for a while – and in a few hours it will all be gone. But this moment was beautiful and I’m glad I took this picture. The bikes are cowered with a thin layer of snow and just a couple of footsteps are seen – traces of neighbors in the winter wonderland that is our courtyard.
Glad they revently repaired the lights – otherwise I would not have been able to capture this moment. Thank you! and greetings to the caretaker!
Today it’s apple day in the UK – so I take the opportunity to upload some apple photos.
If you have ever been to Berlin, you are probably familiar with this view: a rather typical photo of a cobblestone street somewhere in Berlin Mitte. This pattern may look beautiful – but riding your bicycle on this kind of street can be difficult, especially when the streets are wet. Also, cars drivin on cobblestone streets are slightly more noisy – but at least everybody seems to drive a bit mre careful, since the nobody wants to ruin their bumpers.
You can also find this image in the stock photo section right here.
The U-Bahn Station Moritzplatz by night, Berlin Kreuzberg.
A photo of more or less typical Berlin cobblestone pavement. In this image you see a rather boring piece of Berlin pavement – usually the pattern of the stones is a bit more inspiring. But maybe this boringness makes this picture special. And what I additionally like about this picture: due to rainy weather the space between the stones is growing moss.
You can find this photo over at the stock photo section.
I just opened another category for the stock images section of Bilderbook: backgrounds. There you’ll find images that are suitable as a background image or background pattern – for websites, but also for print products.
This one almost looks like a flag, although it basically just shows, what in Berlin you would see everywhere: a wall – and some cobble sone pavement. Although – i have to admit that i was amazed how clean this wall looks like. Usually Berlin Walls are covered with Streetart – Graffiti and Tags – this one was probably just painted. So you could for example use this image as a canvas – to add your very own message on the wall – your very own virtual Graffiti.
In case you want to use the image – please feel free to purchase the appropriate license right here. Thank you!
Sitting in a friend’s courtyard somewhere in the middle of nowhere – basically right in the center of Berlin Mitte. We were have a very small birthday party with Grill and Beer – Berlin style. Nice.