Sag mir, wo du stehst!

… such a typical DDR (or GDR, if you wanna be English)  rock song to go mad in the discotheque. Not. Hehe. So, yeah. I got home from Berlin last Sunday, actually, it was Monday already since it was somewhere around 2.30 AM. A 15 hour bus drive there and then 15 hours back. Beeutiful! But, I’m not complaining since it was above everything AWESOME!
The city alone, frankly, didn’t impress me that much. If I didn’t go with the people I knew or if the whole trip didn’t have a history theme going on, I would probably be bored with the city. It is such a mix of everything and it is lacking in character that some other cities have, such as Prague. I would never wanna live in Berlin. Ever. Anywho, we saw a lot of history stuff and even had our own research to do around the city. I was in the Cold War group <3. Took a picture at Checkpoint Charlie which is overly commercialized. Other things are not pointed out how they should be. Like, if we weren’t into history we might not even notice some history spots or not know what they are all about. Ok, I partialy understand that because of the Nazi history which still is a very delicate question.
Anyway, my cultural highlight of the whole trip was seeing dinosaur bones at the Museum of Natural History and super cool Babylonian Ishtar Gate at Pergamon (which is a history museum). Like, Ishtar Gate is something that can been seen in school history books as an example #1 when it comes to Babylon. Oh, and I was impressed with the whole atmosphere at Haus Schwarzenberg because of all the colorful pennants, weird artsy installations and the craziest bar ever. We also visited Kunsthaus Tacheles that was/is sort of a art commune. It’s really freaky, there. Apart from this little diamonds, I find, as I already wrote, Berlin to be unattractive to me, for some reason. This was my second visit, the first time I spent most time in west Berlin and visited the coolest ZOO or how they call it, Tiergarten, in the world. Most memories I will preserve are the ones relating spending time with my friends and the fun we had. When we were heading back to Croatia, we visited Potsdam, where 1945. Potsdam Conference was held. That was when Truman said to Stalin they had an atomic bomb and days later Hiroshima and Nagasaki happened. History.
 bagel house chairs in front of our hostel in Kreutzberg neighborhood
 a spot where Hitler bunker was, where he and Eva Braun died
 Straße des 17. Juni, the longest ever
 Reichstag building
 Haus Schwarzenberg décoration
on our way to the Tacheles Kunsthaus
 Checkpoint Charlie woo-pe-doo!
 not just a Vespa ;)
 Dinosaurs!
Potsdam area

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  1. Reply

    Anonymous

    December 2, 2011

    great pics <3
    could you please tell me, which lens you used?

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    Ines Perkovic

    December 2, 2011

    Thanks :) I mostly used Nikkor 50mm 1.4 D lens @ 1.4, but for couple of shots I used my wide focus lens Nikkor 18-135mm DX (photos 7 and 9). :)

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    Ines Perkovic

    December 2, 2011

    And photo 4, I think.

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    akane kinomoto

    December 2, 2011

    amazing pics! love them! =)
    and I couldn’t have a more different opinion about Berlin! I loved Berlin, and it’s definitely a place I would want to live in!
    That can only make me think of something: I need to visit Croatia! ;)

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    Anita

    December 2, 2011

    Beautiful photos!

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    monique krüger

    December 4, 2011

    oh, wow… great Pictures from my Home! haha… In Berlin lives my brother! wonderful city…
    Ines, now you can speak a little bit german ? :)

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    Romantic Heroine

    December 11, 2011

    Oh, you’ve been in potsdam?! It’s my home town :) How did you like it?

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    Ines Perkovic

    December 12, 2011

    @ Romantic Heroine – I LOVED it! It looks like a place I would wanna live in, unlike Berlin.

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    Ines Perkovic

    December 12, 2011

    @ Monique – haha, a bit :D

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