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Berlin’s Dramatic Contrast Explored Through Art

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Posted on / by Alex Berger

Berlin is famous for a plethora of reasons.  Of those one of the most well known is its character.  It is a wild city of contrasts both within the city limits and when explored alongside greater Germany as a whole.  In August I had the chance to re-visit one of Europe’s most famous cities.  Instead of detailing the experience in words I’ve decided to mix it up a bit and to explore it through art and color.   The photos in this post were taken at the various museums on Museum Island, at the Berlin Wall and Hackescher Markt Station.

TRADITION

 

Berlin - Beautiful Marbles

Berlin - Beautiful Marbles

Berlin - Beautiful Marbles

Berlin - Beautiful Marbles

Berlin - Beautiful Marbles

Berlin - Beautiful Marbles

Berlin - Beautiful Marbles

Berlin - Beautiful Marbles

HISTORY REBORN

 

Berlin Wall - Graffiti

Berlin Wall - Graffiti

Berlin - City Graffiti

Berlin - City Graffiti

Berlin Wall - Graffiti

Berlin - City Graffiti

Berlin - City Graffiti

Berlin Wall - Graffiti

Berlin Wall - Graffiti

Berlin Wall - Graffiti

ANCIENT HISTORY

 

Berlin - Beautiful Marbles

Berlin - Historic Artifacts

Berlin - Historic Artifacts

Berlin - Historic Artifacts

These are only a limited slice of all Berlin has to offer. What are your own personal favorite parts of Berlin?  Have anything I absolutely must visit next time I return to Berlin?

Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.

4 Comments

  • Simon
    November 21, 2012

    Just wonderful. I love art and had such a pleasure in getting through these beautiful photos.

    I was in Berlin in March and although I visited a number of places, there’s definitely so much I missed. A good reason to go back soon!

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    • Alex Berger
      November 25, 2012

      Thank you Simon! It is without question a city with a lot of depth. I’ve got a lot left to see as well!

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  • Lizzie
    November 21, 2012

    This is a great way to show the colourful contrasts in Germany! I’m a big fan of all the contemporary street art there but the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery was my favourite part, especially because it combined the city’s fascinating history with a more modern approach.

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    • Alex Berger
      November 25, 2012

      It is definitely pretty neat to see how the history of it all combines with the art isn’t it!? Fascinating mixture of cultures.

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