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Karl Marx Straße: Neon Light by Night

published on 2012-11-19 by Sara
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Neon lights shine brine by night. Where Karl Marx Straße lacks in charm and aesthetics by daylight, this street knows how to be flashy as soon as the sun goes down and the neon shop- and headlights go on.

The patch between Rathaus Neukölln and Karl-Marx-Str. U-Bahn station seems especially magnetic to peculiar situations. The shops, flanking each footpath, are on their cheap & trashy A-Game. Here’s a list of things you’re bound to find on Karl-Marx-Strasse (if you’re ever looking for them):

Fun times were had. We had an initial reason for going down to Karl-Marx-Straße: there was supposed to be a Festival of Lights type of happening called the “Late Light Shopping“. We found three or four buildings that were enlightened, but were more passionate about discovering the street in its “natural” state. In the course of the night, Elisa and I:

One of the greater things about Berlin is how you can just go out on the street, with no plans or intentions, and suddenly you’ll be caught up for hours in excitement and happiness. Basic interactions with other people and an open mind are sometimes all that’s necessary for a good portion of entertainment.

And neon lights for sure.

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