On Saturday I got up nice and early for a walk through Berlin. The winter wonderland has melted and it seems we moved straight on to Spring. So, I went to soak up some sun. Berlin was strangely empty. Except for a few joggers here and there, there were simply no people.
I saw a whole bunch of smashed in windows, many closed shops and really bad graffiti tags just exploded. The usual street art spots didn’t seem to have anything new to offer but there was still a lot to see on the way.
At nine sharp the construction workers got busy and I made it to Hackescher Markt. Never have I seen Haus Schwarzenberg without any other people.
Did I get a bit trigger happy? You bet. Which reminds me, I promised a post on Haus Schwarzenberg before; it’s about time. When you will be able to visit again, this is a great place to spot some street art. Plus, you’ll find many popular artists there.
There was a lot of chicken steet art. Can someone please explain that to me?
My walk through Berlin continued to the train station of Hackescher Markt. From there you can just follow the direction of the S-Bahn to Alexanderplatz.
The old arches under the train tracks are full of great street art. Technically they host lots of fun places to eat, too. The side streets of the tourist traps, so to speak. The flair around there is really nice, especially in the later hours of the day.
The project It’s time to dance goes back to 2012. I am not sure which year they appeared on these walls but there are plenty of paste-ups still in great condition. (You will see more soon.)
Chill mal Berlin have been really busy lately.
There is so much to discover on these bricks, I could fill all week with these photos.
Every hotel that considers itself top-notch has a Buddy Bear these days.
A plane hit the TV Tower. Kinda.
A great walk through Berlin also deserves a Bánh Mì. (I have developed a serious dependency on Vietnamese Rolls in Australia and it took almost three years to find this place!)
After lunch time, people were flocking to the streets in the nice weather and it felt really noisy and crowded. Taking a walk certainly clears your head and I wasn’t ready for those crowds.
Do you dare to sit down?
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Have a happy Hump Day! We’ve got this.