I think it doesn’t matter how often I have been to Hamburg, three or maybe more times, this is a city if you revisit, there is something new to explore and photograph. Days are getting longer and warmer, and I’ll take any excuse for a trip.
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That special time of the year if you are a Berliner and movie enthusiast, as special as the extraordinary history of this city. To attend again last week the 73rd annual Berlin International Film Festival, for a 4th year in a row, was a great joy.
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Memories, emotions and also less happy events from 2022 unfold in my mind. I browse through all to remember the sunset in Portugal, a reunion in Sweden, days in nature and time spend on a Greek island.
I traveled more than I expected. I remember spring days in Brussels and nights in Berlin. The midsummer light in Paris after work and the streets of Vienna before German classes.
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I started thinking at my life so far when I was in the Naturkunde Museum, during Berlin Science Week, while surrounded by children (and dinosaurs). Growing up, I did not had the opportunity to attend this type of events.
This November, Berlin Science Week was a 10 days international festival with innovative scientific organizations, a different type of travel experience, and most important, a reminder to stay curios and optimistic.
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Something new, an old town and blue sky. Plus Apfelwein, handkäse, and why not, schnitzel with Frankfurt green sauce. Few of my notes during a spring day on Frankfurt am Main are below. Some call it Mainhatten for a reason, since is an international hub in Europe and the only city in Germany with skyscrapers, but for me will always be the city of books.
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KulturForum in Berlin. We need to talk! – German with Art. Wir müssen reden! – Deutsch mit Kunst. Learning in Berlin Art museums, or what I do in my free time in order to improve my German.
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There is joy in discovering the musical diversity in Berlin, a city with no shortage of events, from clasical to techno. This January I finally attended a concert at Philharmonie in KulturForum. During Schubert Week at Pierre Boulez Saal, the conductor Thomas Hampson wished us to enjoy the music, because after all, we are in Berlin, one of the most incredible cities in the world.
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Berlin is not short of ways to enjoy the warmer months, in both Spring and Summer. Oldest beer garden and open air cinema. Museum and galleries, lakes and rooftops, bookshops and icecream.
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Potsdam is a one day trip from Berlin, and is a city that invited exploration as it has 17 palaces spread across 3 parks from a Prussian royal heritage. The National Parks and palaces complex are today an UNESCO World site and a mix of styles with gardens inspired from many parts of the world – Greece, Italy, France or ancient Asia.
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Kreuzberg and Neukölln neighborhoods were like a puzzle. East-meets-West aesthetics. Unconventional, different, yet still Berlin. Contrasting parts of the city, most tolerant, and in the same time, surprisingly traditional, both part of former West Berlin.
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Going East to start the party. Friedrichshain is an eclectic mix of alternative places, street art, pieces of Berlin history and lively squares. A little rough around the edges. The place of the iconic East Side Gallery, the destination for techno club culture, but also home to Berliners and filming location for the Queen’s Gambit.
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Exploring the old Berlin in Charlottenburg, from Sophia Charlotte of Hanover. In this both cool and stylish part of former West Berlin, located near Tiergarden park, you can combine Palace or museum visits with shopping and alternative places.
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We measure something so abstract as time in days, months and years as is easier for us to shape it. 2020 was no ordinary “year”, not in perception or in facts. So I was reflecting and looked back. Winter had lights, Berlinale film festival and music in Berlin. After that, Spring was marked by uncertainty. Summer was sunnier and bohemian in Hamburg, Prague and Munich, and Fall emotional.
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While sitting in the train from Berlin to Potsdam, I started writing about my last trip to Düsseldorf. Even though “dorf” means village in German, Düsseldorf is such an interesting dinamic city today. I visited it in for a reunion in summer and by myself in autumn. And two time in winter, for the Christmas market, as we have to admit the holidays are the only best part during the cold months.
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Berlin has “Unter den Linden” and the central historical boulevard feels as an old postcard. The name comes from the linden trees that lined the boulevard. From the Brandenburg Gate until the Museum Island and Berliner Dom, passing by the Komische Oper, Neue Wache, Bebelplatz, Staatsoper, and soon, Humboldt Forum (reconstructed Berlin Palace).
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One thing I do well is to exaggerate. The previous weekend diary included many galleries, museums, a lot of coffee stops and masks thanks to a duo: 9th edition of Berlin Art Week and Galleries Weekend. This if we don’t count also the 11th Berlin Biennale for contemporary art, and all lighted up together by the Festival of Lights. I like Septembers.
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Munich is beautiful, dynamic, voted several times as the most livable city in the world. Home of Oktoberfest and Bayern München team, the Bavarian capital is traditional, yet hip – a winning combination in my books.
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Moin. The return to Hamburg felt as seeing an old friend. I might exaggerate or I really missed being a traveller. This time, I revisited the warehouse district Speicherstadt (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and made new discoveries – neighborhoods Blankenese and Altona, Stadthöfen / New Wall, plus the park Planten un Blomen.
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