Berlin

In order to use up some leftover vacation days from last year, I went to Berlin for a couple of days to explore parts of the city that I hadn’t seen yet.

My trip began with a stopover in Potsdam and a walk through the city center as well as a stroll through the “Neuer Garten”.

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X-T3
using a focal length of
35 mm
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Thankfully, the weather was amazing (and should stay this way for the remainder of the trip).

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using a focal length of
80 mm
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1/500
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In the garden, I was surprised to stumble across Cecilienhof Palace which hosted the Potsdam Conference after WWII.

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X-T3
using a focal length of
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1/125
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Additionally, there was an interesting building called “the pyramid” which turns out to be a giant fridge from the 18th century.

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using a focal length of
16.5 mm
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1/280
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using a focal length of
16 mm
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Afterwards, I drove to Berlin to check in at my hotel. The Next day should bring me back to the Potsdam area, though, because I wanted to visit the Teufelsberg.

I had some time to kill until the area would open and therefore, I went to check out the Wannsee first. I was a little disappointed since I was expecting a more accessible lake and it looked like many parts were blocked by the - currently closed - public bath, yacht clubs, or private properties.

Taken with a(n)
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X-T3
using a focal length of
60.8 mm
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1/800
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ISO160

On my way to the Teufelsberg, I stopped to say hi to William I at the Grunewald Tower.

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using a focal length of
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1/80
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Then, I finally arrived at the Teufelsberg to walk around in the remains of the old U.S. listening station there. While it was abandoned for quite some time, it is now officially used again and visitors can roam the area (after paying an entrance fee) and look at the art that was created there.

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FUJIFILM
X-T3
using a focal length of
37.6 mm
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1/55
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ISO320

The view from the top is great and I could see the Grunewald Tower again in the distance.

Taken with a(n)
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X-T3
using a focal length of
80 mm
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1/1250
f/5.6
ISO160

To be honest, I had hoped to see some old abandoned tech there but it looks like everything besides the actual buildings is gone. Nevertheless, the visit was fun and I’d absolutely recommend it.

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X-T3
using a focal length of
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The next days, I spent in the center of Berlin and started with a visit to the Soviet War Memorial at the Treptower Park.

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X-T3
using a focal length of
30.8 mm
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1/850
f/5.6
ISO160

On another day, I went to have a look at the architecture in the Hansaviertel…

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using a focal length of
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using a focal length of
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…to find a church with very questionable architecture that looks like Jesus' loading dock.

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X-T3
using a focal length of
34.2 mm
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1/120
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ISO160

Taken with a(n)
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X-T3
using a focal length of
80 mm
at
1/1900
f/5.6
ISO160

Taken with a(n)
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X-T3
using a focal length of
44.7 mm
at
1/420
f/5.6
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Taken with a(n)
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X-T3
using a focal length of
35.8 mm
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1/600
f/5.6
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Taken with a(n)
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using a focal length of
26 mm
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1/40
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The last day ended with a stroll on the flea market at the Mauerpark with surprise cherry blossoms.

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X-T3
using a focal length of
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f/4
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Taken with a(n)
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X-T3
using a focal length of
78.1 mm
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1/480
f/4
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