Friday, July 1, 2011

Berlin Lovin' ~ Day 7 & 8...

It feels like forever since I last wrote about my adventures in Berlin, but being back in Bratislava, Slovakia with all my family and friends left little room for interweb activity...plus my access was limited...but no matter, I am back now, well not really back since I am still in Vienna at the moment but cyberspace speaking, yes I am back...and what have I been up to, you ask? Well here is a brief re-cap of my last two days in Berlin...enjoy...

Day 7 (a.k.a. "an ode to Helmut Newton")
So I probably should have just dedicated an entire blog post to this brilliant photographer, but given the lack of time I have as of late I will just save that for another day...needless to say exploring the Helmut Newton Foundation was probably one of my absolute favourite things I did in Berlin...not only have I been a fan of Mr. Newton's work for a while now but I managed to convert my husband as well...this man's work is phenomenal~provoking, sexy, creative~absolutely brilliant...the exhibit itself gives its visitors a pretty in-depth look into the the photographer's life as well as his passions and what drove Newton's work...I highly recommend it for any fan of fashion, photography or art...
Wall exhibit of Newton's works...
Replica of Newton's home in Monaco...
The grand entrance into the foundation exhibit...
Plaque and a snippet of one of Newton's many scrapbooks (a personal favourite of mine)...

The rest of the day passed in a comfortable blur of restaurants, cafes and exploring neighbourhoods in the city...one place really worth mentioning though, was an amazing Vietnamese restaurant we managed to stumble upon, Chen Che...the food was amazing and the atmosphere even more so...
Chen-Che Restaurant and Tea House...

Day 8 (a.k.a. "The Wall)
The last day of our trip we finally managed to see the Berlin Wall...about time too! What can I say, seeing the actual physical division between the east and the west brought abut numerous emotions in me: fear (of something like this happening again) sadness (that it happened in the first place) and anger (for aforementioned reason)...given that I did spend some of my childhood in the regime and we left family behind in order to escape, always fills me with sadness...but I won;t dwell on this here...the wall was amazing to see, the pictures don't do it justice, but here are some that I took anyway...
And that brings me to the end of my adventures in Berlin...overall an amazing city with lots to see and do...now I am off to a wedding here in Vienna, hope you all have a fabulous weekend...
Love K

2 comments:

Ashelle said...

Oh Kat, I went through your Berlin posts and they are all amazing! The pictures and descriptions are beautiful. You can easily make a travel, photograph or coffee table book out if these.

Looks like you are having an amazing time! Can't wait to see more of your trip.

Demü said...

your pics are unreal kat!!! great work! you are so talented! looks like you had an amazing trip!! cant wait to see ya!

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