alexanderplatz

astronomy

astronomy

berlin style…

a classical view onto the fernsehturm through the weltzeituhr at alexanderplatz.

watching the watchman

watching the watchman

berlin, alexanderplatz, 2015

too many windows

too many windows

i chose this composition to avoid any advertising on berlin alexanderplatz while getting this shot of the former ‘hotel stadt berlin’. when i came to berlin it was already  renamed to ‘forum hotel’ and for quite some time now it is known as the ‘park inn berlin’. according to wikipedia it is the tallest hotel-only building in germany.

the regular reader will maybe remember that they do sport a very nice panorama platform on the 40th floor that i can wholeheartedly recommend visiting when you happen to be in berlin.

flatlands

flatlandsthe berliner fernsehturm measures 368 m in height. the rest is flatlands…

 

 

a.platz

alexanderplatzmade in january 2014 with the olympus 35rc on rossmann iso400 film. if you happen to like this post head right over to alex strehl’s blog 35mm shots and check it out.

shine on you crazy flood light

flood lights (cross)

shot straight up with the m.zuiko 45mm at alexanderplatz, berlin. (lamp post series of course ;))

three quarters

waning gibbousberlin fernsehturm seen from karl-marx-allee. i especially like the six steel ropes on the left…

(i had to crop that frame quite severely because the longest lens i had with me that day was the 45mm…)

squaring the circle

squaring the circleeven trickier: squaring the sphere.

again fernsehturm, berlin alexanderplatz, shot with the m.zuiko 45mm  from the panorama platform at the 40th floor of the park inn hotel at about 150 metres above sea level. and that is about 70 metres below the center of the sphere. that’s about as close as it gets, i think ;)

the entry fee to the platform is 3 euros and i guess these are well spent when in berlin.

vanishing into thick air

fernsehturm (again)

fernsehturm (again)

another one from alexanderplatz. i took this one just a few hours ago. i always find it fascinating to see the fernsehturm disappear in the mist like that.

mbrella

mbrellashot when we still thought it was the start of a hard winter here in berlin. a few days later all the snow was gone and still is.

into the sun

into the sun

after quite a heavy rain the sun came out (at least for a short while). berlin, alexanderplatz.