Berlin Summer 2010

We want to share our personal impressions of the 2010 Berlin summer with you - never forget the days before Kiki Blofeld and Bar25 closed down and we still had access to rooftops.

Last winter sucked. We all remember the thick layers of snow that lasted until April and the freezing temperatures that set onto our city. Most of us can  vividly live through a moment where we thought we’d die from the cold. Many times did I promise myself I would never leave the house again. When spring eventually came around – way too late and definitely too short – I was so infected by all the positiveness induced by the insane change of weather, I decided I’d make it the best summer I’d ever have. And not just that, but I’d continue to bathe in sunshine for the next full year too. Shortly after, I booked the first leg for my world trip starting this Sunday. Tomorrow.

My aim – to have the best summer of my life – exceeded expectations. When I started the Finding Berlin project, I was already strolling through the city with my camera, trying to discover places I’d never been and unveil parts of the mystery that surrounded Berlin. I met many people on my way – some of you have become close friends, others have always continued to support me from afar. When I met Marcus (from DT64), Finding Berlin finally seemed complete – not only did we add a new medium to the website, I could now leave without neglecting what’s happening around our beloved capital: Marcus is taking over for all your Berlin needs. Here are the highlights of our endless 2010 Berlin summer.

Twenty-one comments

  1. sehr geil. sehr.

  2. Wow. Hammer Bilder, bringen sooo viel Stimmung/Atmosphäre rüber. Danke!

  3. Great photos/memories/summer*
    Have a KICKASS time during your travels!

  4. wunderwunderwunderschöne Bilder. Hab ganz viel Spaß!

  5. Wäre Berlin nur Mitte/Kreuzberg/Friedrichshain, fänd’ ich’s schlimm, hier zu leben. Was ist mit Charlottenburg, Steglitz, Tempelhof, Köpenick oder Spandau… Berlin hat so viel mehr zu bieten – von den Hässlichkeiten der Schlosstraße in Steglitz bis hin zu den verlassenen Orten im Grunewald – und ist eben nicht nur diese beschränkte Welt der neuen Szene-Hippies am Kotti!

    • Wir haben ja nicht gesagt, dass wir Berlin in seiner Ganzheit darstellen möchten… es ist unsere Perspektive, die wir darzustellen versuchen. Wenn sie nicht deiner entspricht, und dir unsere nicht gefällt, dann ist das doch okay, aber das heisst ja nicht das unsere nicht echt ist.

  6. Ich wünschte, ich wäre eine von euch! Aber die Tabletten wirken nicht.

  7. burner, baby, burner.

  8. Wunderschöne Bilder. Safe travels!

  9. Well Joha…..just great!!!
    “Buenísimo!”, as I would say in Spanish…

  10. Die schönsten Berliner pics ever… <3

  11. tolle stimmungsvolle bilder…klasse

  12. Wow.. My 3 friends and I spent last Summer in Berlin and it was (and probably will be) the best summer of our lives. Your photos are very similar to ours. It seems like we were living parallel lives. Bar 25, Burg 24, Kiki Blofield, Pharell, Kreuzberg, Mauer park (by the w, Wasted German Youth, Alexanderplatz…ect
    It’s beautiful.
    our blog (www.leberlinese.blogspot.com) was more about updating people back home.. but we are planning on working on a video edit of all the footage we have from the summer.. and i also started blog to find Berlin in beirut. but i didn’t start yet (www.berlininbeirut.blogspot.com)
    cheers!

  13. Wow.. My 3 friends and I spent last Summer in Berlin and it was (and probably will be) the best summer of our lives. Your photos are very similar to ours. It seems like we were living parallel lives. Bar 25, Burg 24, Kiki Blofield, Pharell, Kreuzberg, Mauer park (by the way, you must have seen us at some point. We were the lebanon girls singing almost every sunday), Wasted German Youth, Alexanderplatz…ect
    It’s beautiful.
    our blog (www.leberlinese.blogspot.com) was more about updating people back home.. but we are planning on working on a video edit of all the footage we have from the summer.. and i also started blog to find Berlin in beirut. but i didn’t start yet (www.berlininbeirut.blogspot.com)
    cheers!

  14. Grosses Lob – authentische Lichtverhaeltnisse – genauso ist Berlin: mal aussen schwarz-gelb-friedlich-leuchtend, dann abends innen in gruenem Licht getuencht, always whimsical and serendiptious.

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