Eastside Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Good morning! I'm back from Berlin, and the pictures above are pretty much the only ones worth posting on here - the weather was miserable and I'm sure we had less than five hours of sunshine. I'll be back in Berlin at the end of May and I hope the weather will be better.
Even though there weren't many photo opportunities, I did enjoy my trip. Some of the places we visited were the new museum Topografie des Terrors, Checkpoint Charlie, and Buchstabenmuseum.
Max, my friend from work, and I stayed at the place of my friend from London, Sergio, who's been living in Berlin since 2008, and I also met his ex-girlfriend Clara, who's a lovely young lady, for cocktails, and my other friend from London, Sebastian, showed us some places we hadn't heard of yet - awesome coffee shops, a vintage book store owned by an English transvestite, a comic book store, a place selling awesome postcards, and the most famous kebab shop in all of Berlin, Mustafa's.
Sebastian is German; his father has worked abroad for the foreign office, which is why Seb was born in South Africa, grew up in Israel and Abu Dhabi, and moved to London when he was in his early teens. We went to school together, and after we graduated, he decided to move to Berlin.
Both Seb and Serge have worked abroad last year, but now they're back and we had an awesome time together. There's so much going on and the rents are much cheaper than in Hamburg. I've been working really hard these past couple months and I don't like how much I'm spending on rent for a small flat. I'm contemplating a move to Berlin - not now, but at some point in the future.
Blog post title taken from the album by U2. The photographic style (the blue hues) of the photos above are a bit of an homage to Anton Corbijn's lomographic pictures.
Have a nice day.