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davidgc
29th May 2015, 04:13 PM
I am off to Berlin for a week on Tuesday and would welcome any recommendations on places to visit (and photograph).
I am going with the wife so will need a good argument for visiting a particular place (eg it is also good for shopping, which is my standard response)!!

Thanks, David

Argentum
29th May 2015, 04:18 PM
old and new shopping arcades often make for some really interesting archtectural photography but I would have thought avoiding places where the wife can spend money would be a good thing.

Mike O'Pray
29th May 2015, 04:43 PM
If he sees this he may respond here but if not then maybe David Allen who is a Berlin resident might be reached via a PM

Have a good week

Mike

dsallen
29th May 2015, 08:29 PM
Hi David,

send me a PM with where you are staying, how long you will be in Berlin and how many shopping hours your wife can manage per day.

Also let me know what you like to photograph.

There are also a few tips for seeing a lot of the city cheaply on a standard bus that gives a good introduction to the city but does prevent both shopping and photography (apart from out of the window of a double decker bus).

Bests,

David.
www.dsallen.de

paulc
30th May 2015, 08:30 AM
Westhafen has some brutal architecture - I have snapped the silos[1] from across the river, which can produce some striking geometric shapes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54359823@N03/6852590855

davidgc
30th May 2015, 09:52 AM
I don't think Prince Charles would like those silos ... I do like industrial buildings, in particular cooling towers while discharging greenhouse gases.

Argentum, did my wife contact you to say shopping arcades ? She does have her sights set on the KaWaDe, which I understand is the Harvey Nics of Berlin.

David, pm sent. Thanks.

paulc
30th May 2015, 11:34 AM
I do like industrial buildings, in particular cooling towers while discharging greenhouse gases.

Cooling towers discharge water vapours, not "greenhouse gasses" - That said, I agree they can be fun to photograph.

One place that would satisfy both would be the Sony Centre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Center) located next to Potsdamer Platz - Food, wine, beer, shopping, and photography all under one wacky roof :D

A short walk away, you can find (a relocated) Checkpoint Charlie complete with "guards" to pose with.

photomi7ch
30th May 2015, 01:22 PM
Sorry did someone say beer :) some of the best in the world.

Mike O'Pray
30th May 2015, 02:16 PM
David, KaWade has a ring to it that would be appropriate as the last strangled sound you make when you see the bill :D.

Mike

Argentum
30th May 2015, 02:25 PM
Sorry did someone say beer :) some of the best in the world.

NO. English real ales are the best beers in the world.

Hook Norton Best Bitter and Wadworth 6X are two of the very best.

Mind you, I am biased since I was weened on these two beers. But then again, I've worked in Germany and Weiss Beer is truly disgusting.

davidgc
30th May 2015, 03:05 PM
When I walk into these large department stores I start to sweat and have an overwhelming urge to run away and be anywhere else. I just know we will have to have a coffee in the store cafe where the cost of the coffee will be a few handfuls of film.
I cannot grumble really as my wife was planning a beach holiday, so how I talked her into a city break must be up there as one of my few, but greatest, victories.
I must admit I am looking forward to some decent beer, but if it is anything like the Grunhalle I use to drink in the 80's I may stay on the red wine; there was some truly bad beer around at this time.

Mike O'Pray
30th May 2015, 04:09 PM
Going back a bit further there was Double Diamond, Watney's Red Barrel and Worthington E.

Aren't they all on the Weapons of Mass Destruction list now? :D

Mike

Argentum
30th May 2015, 04:31 PM
Aren't they all on the Weapons of Mass Destruction list now? :D

Mike

Given that alcohol in alcoholic beverages is a Group 1 Human Carcinogen ( meaning proven casue and has been for 20 or so years,) and the following, then I think you're right.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05wdfhk/horizon-20142015-12-is-binge-drinking-really-that-bad

dsallen
1st June 2015, 04:23 PM
E-Mail sent

dsallen
7th June 2015, 09:52 AM
New thread about photographic advice for other cities that I started as a result of this thread:

http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=102941#post102941

Bests,

David.
www.dsallen.de

wiesmier
7th June 2015, 11:23 AM
Nothing to photograph in Berlin - at all. Trust me :-)