Random Berlin Part 5
Random Berlin, one of my favorite series because the pictures are always a mix of urban impressions and interesting photography perspectives. The only things not so random are the black and white selection and the square format. Most pics show stuff and scenes that are so random that they could be anywhere, they are not specific Berlin. But Berlin it is.
The area of the Arena Berlin multifunctional event space in Alt-Treptow is really interesting, as it is a historic architectural monument. The office building is adorned with shaped brick work by Arminius Hasemann, a Berlin sculptor. Built as a factory for machines, it was also a depot and warehouse for the predecessor company of the BVG (Berlin Public Transport Company).
Marathon ghost runners on Kottbusser Damm in Kreuzberg.
Shifting the perspective away from the city palace construction site towards the Berliner Dom in Mitte. I´m never sure what to make of the church, the architecture is typical of the bombastic nationalistic expressions of the Wilhelm II era.
Floral pattern of the banister on Oberbaumbrücke which
connects Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain.
Autumn sundowner at Lietzensee in Charlottenburg.
Berlin is full of parks and small natural retreats.
Classical and modern elements in St. Thomas Church
at Mariannenplatz in Kreuzberg.
Machinery part at the Arena in Alt-Treptow.
Berlin cemeteries are great for walks and discovery tours, a lot of interesting and famous people are buried in the city. The old and traditional cemeteries are like parks with many old trees. This one is in the Forest Cemetery Zehlendorf.
A street scene in the Graefe area of Kreuzberg. The building to the right is a home for the elderly and doesn´t look very inviting, yet the Graefe-Kiez is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Kreuzberg.
Factory wall and ceiling in one of the smaller buildings
of the Arena area in Alt-Treptow.