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LHM's Berlin May 2010 UF Photography blog

Potsdam Day Trip May 25, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — LHM @ 10:08 am

Today a group of us woke up bright and early to visit the town of Potsdam, Germany. It was about an hour out of Berlin, and worth the travel. I would love to go back, but there is not enough time. Two more days left!

Man and a little boy out side of the Sanssouci Castle enjoy a moment.

A couple hugs under an umbrella at the Sanssouci Castle taking in the view on a rainy day.

Sanssouci Castle

Decorated pot out side of the Sanssouci Castle.

We wandered in the wood and came across these ruins in Pots day

Can you see us in this photo? We are hiding in there!

Sculptures out side of the Orangery Palace on a Monday afternoon in Potsdam, Germany.

People walk through and take in the view of the fountain and garden at the Orangery Palace on a Monday afternoon in Potsdam, Germany.

Out side of the Orangery Palace.

Thanks for stopping by.

LHM

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Carnival of Cultures May 23, 2010

Carnival of Cultures is an annual event here is Berlin, Germany. Last night we attended, the festivities which included crafts, food, music , and lots of BEER. Today was the Parade, it was a very different fun and crazy side of Berlin I had yet to see.

The Carnival of Cultures at night was crazy people everywhere drinking, dancing, and just having a good time it reminded me of Summer Fest mixed with German Fest and a little rave.

Huge grill!!


Just some heads laying around ­čÖé

These kids were rocking out on stage during the carnival

From here down are some photos of the parade that took place today at the Carnival of Cultures in Berlin. It was the longest most interesting parade I have ever attended, so it was hard just to pick a few photos… so here are a bunch!


I hope you enjoyed them ­čÖé

LHM

 

Concentration Camp

Filed under: Berlin Photography — LHM @ 12:50 pm

Yesterday was a very interesting day here in Berlin. We all woke up on time and got together to go see the Sachsenhausen Concentration camp and memorial. We took the train out of Berlin, and walked through a quiet historic looking town. All I could think is how can these people live so close to something so evil? We entered the camp and it was quiet, as we walked around we talked softly about things we were seeing and our reactions to them. Overall I am glad I went, but don’t think I have the desire to ever go to another camp again. So many horrible things happened on that very ground I stood and it was hard to deal with. They did the memorial of ┬ácement caskets very well, it was reflective and visually pleasing. People who visited put rocks on top of them to recognize a life lost. I did not take to many photos, because to be honest this was not something I want to look back on over and over.

All of the photos I am going to share are memorials of those lost in the Concentration camp


This go out to all those who have lost someone over fear or hate, and to all those in the world today that are losing there lives to genocide.

Sincerely,

LHM

 

Alexanderplatz… When The Sun Is Out! May 22, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — LHM @ 2:03 am

My time in Berlin is winding down, and I am working hard on my photo projects. Today I was able to have some free time in the city. First I went to the Frida Kahlo exhibit at that  Martin-Gropius-Bau. The exhibit was wonderful and so was the historic building it was held in. Afterwords I wandered the city some, then people watched in Alexanderplatz. Here are some photos of the people I encountered today, the sun was out full force in Berlin.

The world clock in Alex

Funny “PayPal” things were running around Alexanderplatz!

They were huddling to make a game plan!

Street artist out side of the U-ban station

Working hard on his artwork outside since we  have good weather here for once.

A boy stops by to check out the artwork.

Man sings about Africa for tips on the street out side of the Alex U-Ban stop

Two girls sit enjoying some sun on Friday afternoon at Alexanderplatz.

World worst breakdance dances for tips on the platz Friday afternoon.

Competing bratwurst ┬ámen with propane tanks on there backs… safe.

Techno Jesus singer…..

Well I am off to bed I hope you liked my photos! Waking up early to have an adventure outside of Berlin tomorrow.

LHM

 

My project’s!!! May 21, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — LHM @ 1:55 am

So I was able to shoot two projects here in Berlin, one is on a Brand manager for Quick Energy, and the second was on the show STARS. Here are some photos from both projects I am working on right now.

Quick Energy

Stars in Concert was amazing, I was able to go backstage before, during and after the show! I was also allowed to photograph performers getting ready, they also let me see the show and take photos.

!STARS in Concert



Thats all for now… LHM!

 

Time Fly’s in Berlin May 20, 2010

Filed under: Berlin Photography — LHM @ 12:54 pm

The last few days have been going by super fast, we have been running around the city working on our projects. I already spent the day with one of my subjects, he is ┬á┬áManager for Quick Energy ┬áfor all of Berlin. As a group we went to see a show QI, and tonight I am going to see another show and get a backstage tour for “Stars” more to come… for now here are a few snapshots.

Our reflection on the train

Walking along the river

Not sure what this place is, but it sure looked cool at night.

Water colors in the water!

New Berlin with Old Berlin at night

Keeping busy here in BERLIN!!!

LHM

 

Biking Berlin May 18, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — LHM @ 12:34 pm

Our Flat Tire Bike Tour Guide

So it has been some time since I have gotten such a work out. First the 5 hour walking tour, then my own night time walking tour, and now we have completed a 5 hour BIKING tour. We went all around Berlin, but stayed on the West for most of our biking adventure. This is a very colorful part of town, it also has the East Gallery  a stretch of the Berlin wall that is still standing cover in beautiful graffiti art.

It has been longer than I would like to admit since I have ridden a bike so the first half was shaky, and scary with all the people, cars and other bike around me.

A little taste of the amazing art work on the Berlin Wall.

Jesse one of my classmate spent his 21st birthday biking around Berlin.

My favorite street art so far, I think it speaks for itself.

Maria one of my roommates on her bike during the tour.

Turkish woman peers there fence at a garden.

Still working hard here in Berlin, going to meet with my subject at 1pm tomorrow. Lets just hope I can find him in the sea of people. This is Berlin are going fast and I am feeling the pressure to get my project started.

!LHM!