Monday, 12 January 2009

Berlin Modern

This monumental building sits on the opposite side of the river to the Reichstag, they complement each other beautifully and like many new buildings in Berlin the time taken to rebuild has meant a better quality of structure. Just inside this building was a section of the Berlin wall, with stencilled numbers tallying the total deaths of people who tried to escape each year . I still cannot believe walls like this are being built.
Despite arriving in the pouring rain the day before, these images taken on Christmas Day reflect the stunning clear blue skies we had until lunch time after which huge snow clouds rolled in yet sadly unleashed not a single flake of snow

Sometimes you need some figures to illustrate the sheer scale of it all

This was just the beginning of a very long walk along the river, that night we excitedly got ready to see the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, when we arrived we were directed out of the building to a back entrance we in fact had tickets to see the Berlin Chamber Orchestra, seriously on the one hand I was gutted on the other, who cares it was still an amazing way to end Christmas day.
I loved taking the photographs this year, I sometimes wish I could do this for a living, but maybe the fun comes with no pressure.


indigo16 said...

If these images do not make you all want to run out and buy a Panasonic Lumix I do not know what will!

La Belette Rouge said...

Do you know who the architect for that building is? And, I do want a Panasonic Lumix and you to teach me to take photographs.

indigo16 said...

Sadly no I do not, only that it was something built for the new government. I am always happy to teach a keen student.
Your first projet is to find the B/W button on your digital camera, then take lots of photographs of Lily. I promise you that being white, she will look very classy in B/W photographs.

auntiegwen said...

I would love to photgraph well. I would like to say thank you, most sincerely for your art, because it is art to me and I am grateful for it.

indigo16 said...

Well that is lovely to hear, I am getting better, but not enough to give up the day job! which as you know I would do for free, but if they want to pay me how can I refuse!