Tuesday, 23 April 2013

My Trip to Berlin 2013


Got back from Berlin last night from an architecture trip and overall it was good. Berlin was not as modern as I thought it would/should be and it still has a subdued quality to it overall. There are a series of developments taking place in the city and some contemporary architecture already but kind of sprawled here and there. 

I was also surprised how well everyone spoke English and did not really get to practise my German :( boo! And also kind of surprised of the lack of food that Berlin is known for- seriously cannot only be Currywurst?


A highlight of the trip was definitely the street art which was everywhere. Whilst some is just graffiti and tagging, there is some real talent and I think this makes the city exciting- it gave and still gives the city a voice.  Check out my photos of the Street art HERE.

Sightseeing can be done in a day or two in Berlin unless you go into the museums and galleries, go to events and so on. I definitely got some good photography from the trip which you can check out HERE.

ROUGH SCHEDULE:




DAY 1
Museum Island
Amkupfergraben by David Chipperfield
Exhibition Hall by I.M. Pei
DZ Bank by Frank Gehry
Brandenburg Gate



DAY 2
Peter Eisenmann Jewish Memorial
Potsdamerplatz
Sony Centre
Berlin Philharmonica
GSW Headquarters
Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum
Netherlands Embassy- OMA
Alexanderplatz
The Reichstag




DAY 3
Street Art Tour
Attempted Charlottenburg
East Side Gallery

DAY 4
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CHECK OUT MORE PHOTOS HERE

1 comment:

  1. Hi Hiu Yuen Yip

    What a nice trip to Berlin
    I have a plan to go to Berlin this year, but i don't make the ittenary yet.
    Now, i could imagine my trip this year

    Thank you for this posting

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