So I've been to Berlin. I pre-published the two previous posts so you wouldn't miss me too much :)
Viktor & Rolf Display
I left early on Wednesday and returned late last night so it was really a quick trip to gather some Easter inspiration for next years Easter campaigns at work.
I have to say it's not my favorite city so far but I'm sure it's partly because the weather was pretty bad most of the time. In this shot the sun shines, and maybe that's one of the reasons I really liked Sophienstrasse.
Not so many shops that interest me in Berlin as I had hoped. Quite a lot of clothing, not so much interiors but an abundance of coffee shops, bakeries and bars.
I covered quite a large portion of the the city in two days, visited Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain, Mitte and Charlottenburg where I stayed.
The guy outside this shop had the unfortunate task of replacing the large sequins that passers-by had pryed off the night before.
I had to check out Checkpoint Charlie of course. This was one of the few places in town that was somewhat crowded. It was kind of weird being in such a big city and to see so few people out and about. Hey, 4 million people live there and I felt on my own on Kurfürstendamm. I guess Wednesdays and Thursdays are slow.
Trabant for sale. 3750 Euros and it can be yours! Or if you feel that's to pricey you can go on a Trabi safari for about 25.
I stayed at the Bleibtreu Hotel in Bleibtreu Strasse just off Kurfürstendamm. Nice hotel, friendly staff and some nice design features.
My travel souvenirs include cute sugar "cubes" and polka dot paper napkins. It's nice to be back home.
Thanks so much to those of you who gave me Berlin travel advice a while back, it was great and I visited quite a few of the places you mentioned. My advice for anyone going there would be to visit in the summer time. I think it would be very different from a couple of cold and rainy days in March.
Did you notice my new banner? I felt it was time for a change. Thanks Martin for helping me! Hope you guys like it.
Also you may have noticed that the comment section looks different. I saw the new Typepad Connect feature over at Ali's blog and liked it so here it is. You can communicate more directly with other commenters now by clicking on the reply link under each comment.