Berlin: Two Faces (part I)

We went to Berlin during the weekend. Berlin is probably not the most beautiful city in Germany, but no doubt the most interesting. A mix of the Old and the New, the East and the West gives this city some special vibes you’ll find no where else. One face of Berlin is about its traumatic history, you can still feel the second world war many places you walk or see.

I love taking pictures of street artists while traveling. Unlike those in Barcelona, the street artists in Berlin are
quiet and solemn. Most of them are showing or doing something to remind you of the past. Like this man near the Brandenburg gate.

If you are an emotional person, you’ll be moved by these artists easily. There are still plenty of remains from the DDR days in the eastern parts of Berlin around Alexanderplatz. Everything is dark and painful. I don’t even need to photoshop these pictures in gray scale, they ARE gray.

Please don’t feel depressed, because this is fortunately only one face of Berlin. I’ll post some colorful and fun sides of Berlin next time. :-P


  1. afterglow
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    interesting :D

  2. shaonianxin
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    afterglow, hi!:)
    Qiuyue, love the first picture, really professional. First I almost thought it was taken by some big photographer :P Like you used the ground as background, very nice!!!
    And also like the third one….

    The shapes…


  3. bellring
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    Looking at those grey-tone pictures and listening to your blog music make me have all kinds of complicated feelings…

    Looking forward to seeing the second part!;)

  4. bellring
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    I just realized that I was listening to shaonianxin’s blog music while enjoying your beautiful pictures. What a wonderful combination! Thanks for both of you!

  5. Posted September 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    afterglow, thanks hoho~~

    shaonian, glad you like the pictures. ^_^ The first one is also my personal favorite. I like this angle, it let your imagination fly.

    bellring, WELCOME and THANK YOU for dropping by! :)

  6. shaonianxin
    Posted September 4, 2009 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    Good I checked back ^_^

    Just wanted to say “HI” to 楼上的bellring同学 :))

    I’m really glad you like the music…. :P and dropped by my blog. Hope to see you more there ah!

    Love you guys! :)

  7. Amberly
    Posted April 23, 2016 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    What liaerbting knowledge. Give me liberty or give me death.

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