Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Day 95 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Day three of my photo trip to Berlin.

Today I visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

After the news about increased crimes in connection with anti-Semitism in Germany is growing, it was a particular concern of mine to present this Memorial in a unique photo to draw attention to the terrible events in Germany’s past.

Although most protagonists from that time have already died, the past teaches us that History repeats itself, again and again.

That is why it is essential to remember them and to take countermeasures early on.

Because one thing is unforgivable: Making the same mistakes twice!

The Berlin TV Tower

Day 94 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

My second day in Berlin. Also today I went on the tourist tour to photograph landmarks of the city during the day.

Here I concentrated on the „Alex“, the television tower of Berlin. Actually, I thought about a black and white shot, but I liked the result in colour after development so much that I left it in colour.

I would like to thank the dove, who added that specific something to the picture. I had taken about 50 photos from all directions, but without the dove, the image seemed empty and boring. About 20 pigeons were sitting on the concrete construction underneath the tower, but only one felt called to put itself more in the scene.

As an outlook for you, the next photo of Alex I will take in the night hours.

So stay, tuned-in!

PS: For more information about the tower, follow this link: https://tv-turm.de/en/history-and-journey-through-time/

Brandenburg Gate

Day 93 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Corona Virus makes it possible. Although in the middle of the day at primary tourist time, a deserted Brandenburg Gate!

I had to use this constellation to create a picture of one of the main attractions of Berlin.

For the photo, I used a polarizer and 10 Stop ND filter. This made the fast-moving clouds very soft and blurred.

I hope you like the photo!

Domed Ceiling

Day 92 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I visited Berlin, the capital of Germany. The arrival was by train, which took 5 hours. Immediately after I checked into the hotel, I started looking for motives.

The first photo motif I found in the „Galeria Kaufhof“ at Alexanderplatz. This has a ceiling construction in the form of a dome.

Because of the intense sunlight and the position of the dome, it was not easy to find the right angle for symmetric photo composition.

But as so often, persistence always pays off.

And so I was able to capture this image.

Have fun watching it!