Berlin Photo Diary
Shoulder season, that very short period tucked between lousy weather of off-peak season and high prices of peak season, is the best time to snag a travel deal and enjoy a city’s many attractions without the throng of selfie stick wielding tourists barging into you every so often. Berlin is one of the most visited European cities but also known to have very long and harsh winters. So what better time to go than late spring? I hopped on a flight after work and made it in time for a later supper at an Italian restaurant close to my hotel.
Here are snapshots of my weekend in Berlin where I set a new personal best on my walking tracker, hung out in the uber cool neighbourhood of Wrangelkiez in Kreuzberg, watched the city wake up from the rooftop of the Bundestag and danced the night away in BRLO BRWHOUSE, a brewery and beer garden in the heart of Gleisdreieck.
Warning: Photo overload!
And then the street art...
First, The East Side Gallery. A 1.3km long section of the former Berlin wall which was turned by artists into the longest open-air gallery in the world with over 100 paintings including this famous one known as"My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love".
The 1990 painting by Dmitri Vrubel depicting Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker in a socialist fraternal kiss is one of the best known of the Berlin wall graffiti paintings. In 2009 Vrubel was commissioned to repaint the piece with more durable paints.
And then some more
Then the art all over Wrangelkiez
There is so much to do in Berlin but if like me you have just a weekend on a warm day, walk! You'll enjoy the vibe of the city while staying fit.