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Berlin Fashion Week July 2014 – Day 3

Berlin will again show its ‘green-fashion’ side this season introducing the newest trends and discussing current questions revolving around ecological design. Among this week’s eco-shows are: GREENshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show as well as the fashion shows for Fashionistas Showfloor Berlin and Lavera Showfloor.

The Showroom Days take place in various locations, largely as public events, for everyone interested in fashion.

dimitri (Foto: Cosima Scholz für styleranking.de)

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dimitri (Foto: Cosima Scholz für styleranking.de)

The highlights from July 08-13, 2014  are brought to you by styleranking.de

 

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Take a Look: Day at the Berliner Dom

by Shannon Miller

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

A while back we got a four-day weekend. Since it was our last four day during our time in Europe, we wondered how we should spend it. Somewhere exotic? Somewhere warm? Somewhere crazy?

And finally we just looked at each other and just knew. Let’s go to Berlin.

We had a fabulous weekend in Berlin, full of things I always meant to do but never actually did.

Top of the list? The Berliner Dom!

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

It was chilly, but we bundled up and headed over to the Berliner Dom to check it off our list.

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Stolperstein: History on the Pavement

by Shannon Miller

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

I remember the first time I saw a Stolperstein, or “Stumble Stone” during my first trip to Berlin. As my German friend led me around the city on a chilly tour of the sights, he stopped in front of this small brass square and explained its significance. A sober reminder of dark days in human history.

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern

Stolperstein is the name given to these small memorials to victims of the Holocaust. While most of them commemorate Jewish victims, they can really be for anyone victimized by the Nazis–gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, communists, etc. Though most of the stones record the person’s date and place of death, we did see a few that noted they survived the Holocaust. Some had only question marks after the name.

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Graffiti vs Street Art at Berlin’s East Side Gallery

by Ailie Hansen

Berlin's East Side Gallery.  Photo copyright dpa

Berlin’s East Side Gallery. Photo copyright dpa

Actually yep there is a difference.

Yesterday I went to look at the East side gallery, with the expectation that it would look exactly the same as it looked in 2009 when I visited it while living in Emden on exchange. What I didn’t realise was that although the wall came down in 1989, the East Side Gallery was only established in 2009, which meant when I saw it in 2009 it was beautiful and fresh, full of masterpieces “street art”.

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YCBS Feature: Wir sind Berliner

YCBS LogoJugendliche aus drei Ländern kommen in Berlin zusammen und produzieren eine Radiogeschichte über diese internationale Stadt. Sie interviewen sich gegenseitig, lernen spannende Menschen kennen, erzählen über ihre Zukunftsträume und begeben sich auf Spurensuche in den Bezirken Mitte und Schöneberg.

Das Radiofeature ist im Rahmen des tri-nationalen Radioprojektes „Mikrofon und Musik bringen uns zusammen. Städteportraits mal anders“, das Goethe Institut Paris gemeinsam mit YCBS durchgeführt hat.

Junge Radioreporter aus Deutschland, Frankreich und Tunesien dokumentieren in eigenen Radiofeatures, wie die Lebensrealität in ihrer Stadt aussieht. Ihr erstes Treffen fand in Marseille statt, zum zweiten Mal kommen sie in Berlin zusammen.

Radioworkshops im Haus der Jugend bei YCBS, Einspielen von Musikstücken, Interviews im Jugendmuseum Schöneberg und im Rathaus Schöneberg, Besuch des Reichstags und vieles mehr haben die Schüler aus drei Ländern erleben können.

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The Week in Germany: Berlin, Berlin, Dogs, Visas, Etc

Berlin's East Side Gallery.  Photo copyright dpa

Berlin’s East Side Gallery. Photo copyright dpa

In case you need some fodder for your street art festish.

Leather and Abel went on a Berlin graffiti tour and took pictures and will tell you all about it right here.

Or for your abandoned buildings fetish.

An abandoned bowling alley!?  How weird and creepy and cool.  Check out stories and photos here.

Germany loves dogs.

And so does Berlin.  But everything that Fotostrasse say about dogs in Berlin applies to most of the rest of the country as well.  (The generals, obviously, not the specifics.)

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Visiting Germany: An Australian in Berlin

by Mark Tomich

Brandenburg Gate.  Photo copyright dpa

Brandenburg Gate. Photo copyright dpa

Today’s guest post comes from an Australian fellow who spent some time in Germany and wanted to share his impressions.  You can finding him on Twitter @TomMark84.  Take it away Mark!

For a city perhaps best known for a wall, Berlin did not strike me as the most exhilarating of destinations for my latest overseas jaunt. As far as I was concerned, it meant cold weather, pretzels (of which I’m not the biggest fan), and stern-faced locals without much of a sense of humour.

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