A Berlin Summer

by Sara · 02.10.2010 · Kiez Life · 20 comments

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.

Mean­while, I’ll try to find out what’s going in the rest of the world (mainly to con­vince myself that I def­in­itely belong to Ber­lin). But before I leave, I want to say: thank you. Thanks, also on behalf of Mar­cus, for the great sum­mer we’ve had with you, our friends and read­ers. Salut­ing to the sun, we want to share our favor­ite pic­tures from the past few months with you for one last time before we go on into a mix of mud and rain in Ger­many and beaches and coconuts on the other half of the world. Those pic­tures, they might not always be the best, but they do por­tray our favor­ite memor­ies. Because we can’t deal without a proper soundtrack though, Mar­cus made this little neat mix as a trib­ute to A Ber­lin Sum­mer, our sum­mer 2010, which you can listen to while brows­ing through our pho­tos. Keep it up folks, I’ll see you soon.

A Ber­lin Sum­mer by DT64

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15 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!

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

  7. 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.

  8. burner, baby, burner.

  9. Wun­der­schöne Bilder. Safe travels!

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

  11. Die schön­sten Ber­liner pics ever… <3

  12. tolle stim­mungs­volle bilder…klasse

  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 w, Wasted Ger­man Youth, Alexanderplatz…ect
    It’s beau­ti­ful.
    our blog (www​.leber​linese​.blog​spot​.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​.ber​lin​in​beirut​.blog​spot​.com)
    cheers!

  14. 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​.leber​linese​.blog​spot​.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​.ber​lin​in​beirut​.blog​spot​.com)
    cheers!

  15. 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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