Berlin is awash with all sorts of creativity. These photos show just a few of the images I captured in my opportunist moments as a tourist. I have little or no information about some of them, but they caught my attention.
Below is a sculptural installation Rolling Horse on the northern terrace of the amazing Central Station. It was designed by the German sculptor Jürgen Goertz.
The Oberbaum Bridge, above. It’s a double deck bridge that links Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, boroughs that were divided by the Berlin Wall, and it has become an important symbol of Berlin’s unity. The photo below shows a train passing over the bridge. It’s 124 meters long. I have read that the design of the bridge has been credited to Santiago Calatrava and opened in 1896. But Santiago Calatrava wasn’t born until 1951 – so I’m confused about that!
Above and below are two examples of several murals along Schloss Strasse, depicting events of history – on the way up to Charlottenburg Palace.
Below, the top of the Brandenburg Gate, as a more modern type of air transport passes above.
I couldn’t let this colourful car pass without grabbing a shot. As for the one below – more fun than art, but I had to capture it. Several of them passed by, with grown up drivers.
Below are photos of chance discoveries as I explored the city.
Music by the River Spree, above.
Graffiti, by the River Spree. There is a lot of graffiti in Berlin, some of it interesting and artful, but much of it is defacing other art objects, as in other examples shown in this post, above and below.
This one above and one below are examples of murals on the old Berlin Wall, or “The East Side Gallery”, as I have described in my first Berlin post.
This one above appeared to be inviting people to make their own mark.
Bubbles in Berlin, above; a little fun by the Brandenburg Gate.
I really wanted to go up in this balloon, which would have given wonderful views of the city, but after queuing up for some time I was to be disappointed – out of service for some reason!
I have several more photos, this is just a small section of them. I hope you have enjoyed looking at them.