Denise Ferrante, a creative friend of mine, went to Cambodia for 2 weeks and came back with some AMAZING images. Here's a video of the opening of her exhibition in Berlin-Kreuzberg attended by all of Berlin's finest glitterati. If you're interested in finding out more about Denise, leave me a message in comments.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
The Siegessäule in the middle of Tiergarten. On 2nd of September 1873 the 61.5 m high victory column (Siegessäule) was inaugurated at the Königsplatz (near the later built Reichstag) in memory of Prussian's victories over Denmark (1864), Austria-Hungary (1864), and France (1871). Within the scope of the reshaping of the square the Siegessäule was dismantled and re-erected at the Großer Stern. The statue of the victory goddess Viktoria (35 t weight) was created by the sculptor F. Drake.
Saturday, May 28, 2005
As usual, Pariser Platz is under construction, this time to build the new subway line from the new Hauptbahnhof (previously Lehrter Bahnhof) to Alexanderplatz. A large panorama of the ruined Pariser Platz after WWII is used to camouflage the construction site in front of the Brandenburger Tor.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
The first of May is a very special day in Berlin. Since the 70s the left has celebrated the Day of the Worker with demonstrations and a street party in, where else, Kreuzberg. And then someone started blasting Push the Button by the Chemical Brothers, and she went wild.
Monday, May 16, 2005
Live from Karneval der Kulturen in Kreuzberg. Every year Kreuzberg, the most culturally challenged district in Berlin, holds a really great party hosted by all the foreigners in Berlin. It's already eclipsed Love Parade as the biggest event in Berlin. We had over a million people this year.
The streets liven up for the weekend and every little shop has something to show. As you can hear from the Sportsbar video. Scary DJ.