ILLUMINATION DOWN-TOWN

Impressions from the Berlin leuchtet / Berlin lights 2017 event which took again place in the 1st half of October with illuminated facades and buildings all over the city each evening from sun-set till midnight.

For the beginning of autumn the city decided to disguise again in colorful visions and pictures of light like another kind of carnival. Even sharp historical contours are now easily softening when diverse light artists are projecting their moving grafitti-like pictures and untamed motives on classical or modern facades serving now as an open cinema of profound collective imagination.

The steady buildings transmute to simple illusions of sparkling tales, abstractions, comics or other visual stories, even funny children’s drawings were used this year being projected on the classical walls of old Humboldt University, a nice and vivid contrast to the usual daily life taking place there normally. This event takes place each year now starting usually end of September till mid of October here in Berlin and is really worth a visit.

linked to   The Daily Post  Weekly Photo Challenge “Glow”

 

INDIAN SUMMER IN THE CITY

Summer is not really over in my mind, but autumn has yet begun. Even some house facades here in Berlin now change their colours showing red and orange, but also still a lot of green. Truly one of the nicest periods in the year, especially when the sun is shining like on these photos here in late September. After a rather rainy 2017 summer here in the centre of Europe, such a colorful intermezzo in the circle of the year does please everyone.

Enmeshed in these thickets of a metropole I now say good-bye in the time being as some real summer is now waiting for me in the South.

 

linked to   The Daily Post  Weekly Photo Challenge “Glow”

 

WELCOME TO MY URBAN JUNGLE

Every big city offers diverse hidden corners quite often disregarded and ignored. So here are some pictures from my home-town Berlin showing the steadiness and flexibility of nature in a great municipal area full of people, technology and traffic. This is even surprising me regularly and unexpectedly.

Though, wildness must be nothing strange in a metropole.

Still life with an occupied old wheelbarrow.

Plants as a very welcomed neighbourhood.

A weird view on the huge waste-power-plant Ruhleben

The stony ruins of the past provide a solid foundation of tomorrow’s jungle.

 

DISBANDED IN CITY MAELSTROMS


The city never sleeps, and urbanity regularly changes its great disguise so the city’s shape of today can never be the impression of yesterday. And tomorrow, when you start seeking a special already wellknown matter, then quite often you will easily be invited by an unforeseen subject which you had never expected there. Hence such temporary views are only prefactical still lifes of already past times because hide and seek reflects not alone a children’s game, while it accompanies us like a protective good spirit through our entire life. This pleasant game always guides us unpredictable but safely around the next street corner and through the final urban hubris.

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