The doors to the Auditorium upstairs of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW.
Stairs and shapes outside the HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
View on the Backside of Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW in Berlin Tiergarten. On the right you can see the bell tower housing the Carillon, a large, manually played concert instrument, comprising 68 bells weighing a total of 48 metric tonnes.
Find out more about the Berlin Carillon and when it is played live on the website at www.carillon-berlin.de.
Upstairs / inside the more or less freshly renovated Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW.
The renovation work of the building was actually already completed in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the original opening of HKW.
Sunset at Mauerpark – the sunlight is reflecting in this graffiti on the graffiti wall in Mauerpark. The wall is not the Berlin Wall – but it was actually part of the border installations. So back in the days when Berlin was separated there was no way to get even close to this wall. Today it is open to the public – everybody is allowed to add her/his art piece to the collection. But please, when you’re done, don’t forget take your trash with you.
A HDR image of sunset at Danziger Strasse in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, near Schliemannstrasse. The rails of the tram line M10 seem to lead right into the light. In the very center of the image, right above the sun, you can see one of the flood light poles of the football stadium next to Mauerpark. Right below the sun you can see parts of the U-Bahn station Eberswalder Strasse.
The bell tower of Zionskirche in Berlin Mitte on a foggy but sunny day in February. The photo is taken from Swinemünder Strasse near Arkonaplatz. The trees in Swinemünder Strasse have no leafs yet – of course – it’s February. But sunny. And nice.
You can find (and like) the photo on instagram right here.
Lucky us – we were invied to a New Year’s Eve party with access to a rooftop terrace – or at least a terrace with a view to the rooftops of the surrounding buildings. So we basically saw and enjoyed the neighbors’ fireworks with all the comfort you would expect: a glass of sparkling wine (actually it was Champagne), a few couple of dear friends to chat with – and no fear of getting hit by fireworks. Greatness.
In the day time, especially on the weekend the Lucia Christmas Market at Kulturbrauerei Berlin Prenzlauer Berg can be quite crowded. But during the night, the Christmas Market is deserted – and the Christmas Market Booths look more or less abandoned.