Berlin, where does one begin. This is a city with obvious history – most of it quite modern. The history, in fact, is still being written today – it’s an ever changing and growing city. People keep saying that Berlin is too hyped and is getting too cool, that it isn’t what is used to be. I don’t know what it used to be – this was not our first time in the city but it was certainly our first time really being in the city. We stayed for almost a month, which allows you to get a much more local feel of a place. The first week or so, which is the general gist of these photos, we stayed at the relatively new Karl Marx Hostel in the Neukölln district, south west of the city. Joining us were Ivan, our friend from Sydney who is currently living in London, and Alan, another friend from Sydney who was on a conference trip to Athens and decided to pop into Berlin for a while.
We basically explored the whole city by bike in this period. Neükolln where we were staying is an amazingly beautiful and grimy area at the same time. It’s great. The immense Tiergarten park, the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Cathedral are overpowering. The grandeur and reinvention of Kreuzberg. The Tempelhoferfeld.