Journey through Berlin in Photographs: 4th - 9th September

Last week...

my high-school class went on a journey to Germany. Primarily to visit the IFA (Consumer Electronics Unlimited) convention for two days in Berlin, but we did a lot of other things too. Among those were: a guide history tour through Berlin, a guided tour through Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp outside Berlin, the DDR Museum, and more. During the whole journey I took more than 150 photographs, but here are some of them. More might be posted soon as well as my journal of the journey.

Please feel free to ask me about any of the photographs or discuss their meaning, if they have one, at the end of the post. See you there!

Outside the IFA (Consumer Electronics Unlimited) 2016, Berlin, Germany

This photo was taken outside the IFA convention center. People streamed out of the train that had just arrived, I as well. And we were all heading toward the convention center. As seen on the picture, under the bridge we all walked over were left belongings laid in darkness right next to the train track.

I Leave my Son to the Light. Neue Wache, Berlin, Germany.

At the Neue Wache (New Guardhouse) this sculpture stood in a completely blank room otherwise, portaying a woman holding her dead son. The sculpure, our guide told us, is meant as a tribute to all victims of war throughout history, today, and to come.

We Are One. Köpernicker Straße. Berlin, Germany.

Walking to Alexanderplatz from the hostel we stayed at on Köpernicker Straße, me and my classmates found a giant street art painting. Street-art fills the streets of Berlin, most of it maybe not art but graffiti. Still, once in a while we stumbled upon a true piece of art, a mural, painted on the side of a building.

Capitalism in Anarchy. Berlin, Germany.

Unlike in Stockholm where I live, where there aren't many, if any, occupied houses or areas, I saw three walking for merely a quarter of an hour. One of them said 'No photographs' on the outside wall, meanwhile this one offered bikes for rent.

Berliner Dom. Berliner Dom, Berlin, Germany.

Empty Roads. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin, Germany.

Our Home, Their Home. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin, Germany.

'None, but who have lived it...' Berlin Wall Memorial, Berlin, Germany.

Why. Berlin, Germany.

The Tower that Saw All but Nothing. Berlin, Germany.

Walking through History. The Site of the 1933 Book Burning at Bebelplatz, Berlin, Germany.

My Family is Still There. Berlin, Germany.

Shelled Building. Berlin, Germany.

French & German. Friedrichstadt, Berlin, Germany.

Pink Bicycle. Berlin, Germany.