Monday, June 20, 2011

Berlin Lovin' ~ Day 3&4...

Graffiti: "(commonly used in its plural form: graffiti) drawing or writing which has been written or painted on a wall or other surface (usually in a public area)"...if Paris is the city of lights, then surely Berlin is the city of the paintbrush...or more appropriatelly, the paintcan...this city is amazing in terms of the street art, everywhere you look there is some form of art on the buildings, walls, poles-you name it! Being a huge fan of anything artistic (as a result of the fact that I am artistically impaired) walking through the streets here is always a source of wonder for me...there must be a story behind all of these amazing creations, and if not I just imagine that there is one...here are some examples from a graffiti park that we walked through yesterday...
Yes that is a young Michael Jackson in the bottom left...awesome!
As you can probably imagine from these images, this is more than street art~ this is art...so other than exploring the world of Berlin graffiti, we actually had quite a jam-packed couple of days...On Sunday we made our way to the Mauerpark Market, which featured everything from food to vintage furniture, clothes and nick-nacks...despite the onslaught of rain and the epic thunder shower from which we hid under a random vendor stall, the market was heaven for someone like me who loves vintage anything...another bonus was the "Crazy Karaoke" which apparently happens near the market every Sunday...essentially some guy just brings in a karaoke machine and lets people wail...it was great, and really reminded us of our time in Korea...here are some visuals...
An adorable girl selling hats in the rain-now that's dedication!
Some of the amazing oddities one can find here...
The rest of Sunday was taken up with walking around town and hiding from the rain, mainly in a great cafe in Mitte we discovered (but unfortunately I cannot remember the name of it)...either ay it seemed to be a haven for students and young people, and seeing as I love cozy cafes we spent quite a bit of time there...
Yesterday we made our way to the DDR Museum, which I did mostly for research but actually enjoyed quite a bit...it was fun to see how we lived in Communism, albeit a little sad...then it was off for lunch, the Humboldt University, Brandenburger Gate, The Jewish Memorial and finally the Dali Museum (which we did not end up going into but took some photos on the lawn which featured Dali Lips) and finally the graffiti park which I already mentioned above...
Lunch...
Humbolt University~ Art History Building...
Brandenburger Gate...
Jewish Memorial...
Dali Lips...
Random disco ball at the graffiti park...
...and that brings us to the close of day 3 and 4 in this amazing city...off to enjoy another day, which promises to be full of creative places, spaces and art...until then, stay tuned and have a happy Tuesday...
Love K

1 comment:

Justyna said...

girl, i be missing you like crazy! hope you're having the time of your life!

xxxx

j

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