Berlin photos...

Discussion in 'travel and world' started by editor, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  2. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I came so very close to booking a trip to Berlin the other night - it may still happen! :)
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's a grand city. Go for it!
     
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  4. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I know - been wanting to get back for years but something has come-up that means I'm risking it if I book just yet. :mad:

    And I'm also swithering between Vienna and New York! :oops:
     
  5. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Vienna is surprisingly cool and affordable (on a par with Berlin). If you decide to train it from Vienna to Berlin make sure you don't end up in the back arse of the Czech Republic with no local currency in your pocket! The train splits with no warning. Or, at least nobody told me.

    A few old Berlin photographs from my archive (2003 I think).

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    Three years since I last visited. Always enjoy it.
     
  6. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Thanks - I was looking at just that earlier (week or so in each) and checking trains. :)
     
  7. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Excellent news - The impediment to my booking has now been removed. So I just need to decide where to go! :D
     
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

  10. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Just back from a great trip to Berlin, my first with kids, to stay with friends who live in the Charlotteburg area (western suburb). We did a bit of city stuff (the excellent but packed DDR museum and cakes in the rotating restaurant in the Fernsehturm) but also did a bit of hanging out in the surrounding countryside, swimming in Terfelssee in Grunewald and further out at Straussee near Strausberg (pics below).

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    Also visited Tempelhof and hired bikes.

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    On the last night managed to get some babysitting and went out in Kreuzberg and then Friedrickshain, to a great abandoned rail yard near the Warshauerstrasse S-Bahh (we went here).
     
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  12. smmudge

    smmudge Sissy that walk!

    I got lots from when I visited last year.

    Lots of memorials

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    takin a break

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    East German lounge (reminded me a lot of my childhood home lol)

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    Accidentally joined a protest

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  13. smmudge

    smmudge Sissy that walk!

    And I visited some dead people, here's Hegel's grave

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  14. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    :D That's my mate Cezch Jan from Granada. Small world! Hope you gave him a Euro for your photo.
     
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  15. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Havelberg.

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  16. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :)

    would like to go to berlin again sometime

    i had a week there during the odd time when e germany was still technically a separate country but just after all concerned had given up on border controls, and the transport authorities were working on re-opening the 'ghost stations' on the underground / s-bahn
     
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  17. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Back in 1989 - the Railway Study Association had a visit to Berlin - (preplanned before the wall came down !) , it went ahead anyway and we were very well looked after by the DB and the DR. Got tipped off that the (defunct) Potsdammer Platz was being re-opened that morning , so "gatecrashed" the opening (riding on one of those iconic red and cream 1920's S-Bahn trains , which in true Germanic tradition had been decorated with evergreens and a headboard, - much emotion all round. A band played the "Berliner Luft" , speeches from both Mayors and so on . The station was re-opened with no ticket office , a few signs and a very quick run round with some emulsion paint an a good clean.
     
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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  19. mod

    mod A modernist

    How do you add images to posts (without first uploading them to the web else where and then posting that link)?
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So long as they're under 250k, click 'upload file' (bottom right of the reply box) and chose 'show full image' and you're sorted.
     
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  21. mod

    mod A modernist

    A few from my many trips there over the last 10 years.

    I came quite close to moving to Kreuzberg in 2009/10. I love the place. Going back out in November and cannae wait.

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  22. mod

    mod A modernist

  23. mod

    mod A modernist

    Thanks.

    Next time you go and are feeling a little brave you have to try and get to Spreepark.

    http://unlike.net/berlin/escapism/spreepark

    It's an abandoned theme park which you have to jump over a highish fence to get into but fuck me its worth it. I got caught after 30 minutes by a female security guard with 2 massive dogs by her side. After a few "es tut mir leid's" she unlocked a gate and let us out but I got the feeling she had to do it a lot and wasn't too bothered. It was the only Theme Park in the entire DDR I believe. Its about a 30 minute journey east from Kruezberg.

    P.S That website (Berlin Unlike) is invaluable for finding things to do away from other tourists.
     
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  24. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Nice stuff from mod.

    Planterwald is a bit of a gem. The Spree is interesting enough in its own way. Not sure if Planterwald still survives as it was 10 years ago?
     
  25. mod

    mod A modernist

    Why thank you. My first photo of badeschiff really evokes strong nostalgia in me of some very, very happy and lazy summer days in Berlin and there specifically. I once swam in there at midnight with my ex whilst Zero 7 where playing a live gig near the bar. Only in berlin.
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  27. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  29. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

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  30. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    A year down the line and I've finally got organised - Off to Berlin, Leipzig and possibly Dresden in a couple of weeks! :D
     

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