The Streets of East Berlin Photo Gallery

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Thanks to the wonderful Jammin Angels, Ben and Maria, we were lucky enough to enjoy a slice of winter on the east side of Berlin.

Berlin is full of colour and life, always changing, never boring – a photographer’s dream. I can’t remember how many times we left our camera at home, only to see dozens of great photo opportunities flash before our eyes. Nevertheless, here are our favourite photos from the times we actually remembered to bring the camera along…

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Squat houses tend to be the most colorful buildings of all, each one trying to make their patch of concrete stand out from the rest.

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Forever united in grammatical error

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Rain/hail/snow the posties of Berlin are out there on their bright yellow bikes overloaded with packages and envelopes. Side note: Dogs are welcome into the Deutsche Post offices (one day there were 5 in line) and during Christmas the clerks were giving out dog treats over the counter.

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Although it is officially illegal, every surface of Berlin is up for grabs for artistic expression, even windows. The following day this couple separated, and the girl sticker was peeled off.

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Despite being a city that is covered in graffiti and broken beer bottles, Berlin feels very safe. No matter what time of night we were out, there were always people walking/staggering/cycling around and police on patrol. In this photo the police (the wannabe commandos in their army green outfits and black berets) are trying to get help with their crossword puzzle.

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Street art is so much a part of the Berlin culture that many shops join in. This is the exterior wall of a boutique t-shirt shop in Friedrichshain.

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Many playgrounds over-flowing with creativity are nestled into the low rise apartments.

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The famous little traffic light man (Ampelmännchen) of East Berlin. This hat wearing stroller was unique to the east of Berlin during the time of the wall and is now an iconic souvenir.

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Anarchy, love and masturbation...

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The graffiti garden rising up from the soil…

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Orange on white. Bin on snow.

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For the full gallery click here…

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2 thoughts on “The Streets of East Berlin Photo Gallery

  1. Great pictures!!!!! As always, your pics are so well composed, the place, object of attention and moment so well chosen. I also reviewed the Atlantic Canada album – loved the chairs picture and Jack’s closeup. So pretty 🙂

    • Thanks Maria 🙂 It is nice to be complimented by such a good photographer as yourself. Look forward to seeing more of your photos from the west coast 🙂

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