Berlin

I spent five days in Berlin last month, a city that has been on my list for a long time. After the devastation caused by Allied bombing during the second world war, much of the city was rebuilt with a creative freedom rarely seen. I would have needed a lot more time to do justice to the many amazing pieces of architecture in the German capital.

During my week I was concentrating on shooting the modern architecture around Potsdamer Platz, The Reichstag and the spectacular Humboldt Universität Bibliothek (4th picture down). The interior of the university library looks like something from some kind of Sci-Fi film, I managed to get inside for a couple of quick frames (and was grateful for the new Nikon D810’s quieter shutter sound – you could hear a pin drop inside the library!)

Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Central forum glass ceiling of the Sony Centre illuminated at night, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Central forum glass ceiling of the Sony Centre illuminated at night, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Detail of Architecture, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Detail of Architecture, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Interior of Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Interior of Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Berlin Cathedral, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Berlin Cathedral, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Konzerthaus, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Konzerthaus, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Deutscher Dom, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Deutscher Dom, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Interior of Klosterstrasse, Underground station, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Interior of Klosterstrasse, Underground station, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Modern Architecture. Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, Government District, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Modern Architecture. Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, Government District, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Modern Architecture. Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, Government District, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Modern Architecture. Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, Government District, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Brandenburg Gate (Tor) at night, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Brandenburg Gate (Tor) at night, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Brandenburg Gate (Tor) at night, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Brandenburg Gate (Tor) at night, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Interior of Galeries Lafayette, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Interior of Galeries Lafayette, Berlin, Germany, Europe

View of French Cathderal and Konzerthaus, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany, Europe

View of French Cathderal and Konzerthaus, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Deutscher Dom, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Deutscher Dom, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Interior of Berlin Cathedral, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Interior of Berlin Cathedral, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Interior of Berlin Cathedral, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Interior of Berlin Cathedral, Berlin, Germany, Europe

View of high rise apartment block, Berlin, Germany, Europe

View of high rise apartment block, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Potsdamer Bahnhof Station, Potsdamer Platz at sunset, (In background from left to right are Kollhoff Tower, Deutsche Bahn Tower & Ritz Carlton Hotel),  Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Potsdamer Bahnhof Station, Potsdamer Platz at sunset, (In background from left to right are Kollhoff Tower, Deutsche Bahn Tower & Ritz Carlton Hotel), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Daimler complex at sunset, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Daimler complex at sunset, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Debis Tower and Kollhoff Tower at sunset, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Debis Tower and Kollhoff Tower at sunset, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Sony Center at sunset, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Sony Center at sunset, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Bahnhof Potsdamer, Potsdamer Platz at sunset, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Bahnhof Potsdamer, Potsdamer Platz at sunset, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Debis Tower and Kollhoff Tower at night, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Exterior of Debis Tower and Kollhoff Tower at night, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Art Deco interior of Quartier 206 Shopping Centre, Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Art Deco interior of Quartier 206 Shopping Centre, Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Close up view of signage at 'Checkpoint Charlie', Berlin, Germany, Europe

Close up view of signage at ‘Checkpoint Charlie’, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Shalechet (Fallen Leaves) installation at the Jewish Museum (Jüdisches Museum Berlin), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Shalechet (Fallen Leaves) installation at the Jewish Museum (Jüdisches Museum Berlin), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Shalechet (Fallen Leaves) installation at the Jewish Museum (Jüdisches Museum Berlin), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Shalechet (Fallen Leaves) installation at the Jewish Museum (Jüdisches Museum Berlin), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Shalechet (Fallen Leaves) installation at the Jewish Museum (Jüdisches Museum Berlin), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Shalechet (Fallen Leaves) installation at the Jewish Museum (Jüdisches Museum Berlin), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Detail of Mural, East Side Gallery (Former Berlin Wall), Muhlenstrasse, Friedrichshain District, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Detail of Mural, East Side Gallery (Former Berlin Wall), Muhlenstrasse, Friedrichshain District, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Detail of Mural, East Side Gallery (Former Berlin Wall), Muhlenstrasse, Friedrichshain District, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Detail of Mural, East Side Gallery (Former Berlin Wall), Muhlenstrasse, Friedrichshain District, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Detail of Mural, East Side Gallery (Former Berlin Wall), Muhlenstrasse, Friedrichshain District, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Detail of Mural, East Side Gallery (Former Berlin Wall), Muhlenstrasse, Friedrichshain District, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Detail of Architecture, Friedrichshain District, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Detail of Architecture, Friedrichshain District, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Wideangle interior view of The Dome of the Reichstag building at night (Designed by Sir Norman Foster), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Wideangle interior view of The Dome of the Reichstag building at night (Designed by Sir Norman Foster), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Wideangle interior view of The Dome of the Reichstag building at night (Designed by Sir Norman Foster), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Wideangle interior view of The Dome of the Reichstag building at night (Designed by Sir Norman Foster), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Wideangle interior view of The Dome of the Reichstag building at night (Designed by Sir Norman Foster), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Wideangle interior view of The Dome of the Reichstag building at night (Designed by Sir Norman Foster), Berlin, Germany, Europe

Young Woman shopping in Mauerpark Flea Market, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Young Woman shopping in Mauerpark Flea Market, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Statue in gardens outside the Pergamon Musuem, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Statue in gardens outside the Pergamon Musuem, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Street scene, Nikolaiviertel, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Street scene, Nikolaiviertel, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Signage, Nikolaiviertel, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Signage, Nikolaiviertel, Berlin, Germany, Europe

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