Berlin Berlin and Berlin
I Heart Berlin has put together a list of Berlin’s lakes for all those melting in the heat wave who want to cool off with a dip int he water. They also put together a post with photos from the movie Men & Chicken which was filmed, in part in Refugium Beelitz. Speaking of abandoned sites, Abandoned Berlin is having a book launch party together with Slow Travel Berlin. Details on the event are here.
The reality of German uni life
Berlin: Beer and museums and forbidden places
Fotostrasse has put together a summer guide to the German capital. They have also written up a trip to Berlin’s Bierfabrik. Meanwhile, das Blog has a lovely series of photos from Museuminsel by night. And I Heart Berlin has an article about photographing Berlin’s forbidden places.
A German berry patch
“Down the street from us is a log chalet that looks right out of the Bavarian Alps, except without the red geraniums spilling over window boxes. Houses like this are not a rare sight in the United States. They tie German-Americans to their roots and make them feel at home.
Georg Ismael is 23, and he is a Trotskyite. He has been politically committed since the age of 13. He takes us with him to Berlin. We go right into the thick of the demonstration on 1 May, International Workers’ Day, through the Brandenburg Gate and onwards into Kreuzberg. What bothers him about capitalism, what he thinks about broken window panes, and why it is worth continuing to fight for his ideals, Georg tells us in “180 Seconds Berlin”.
More about the #180sec project on goethe.de/180sec