Berlin has long been on my short-short list of favorite European capitals – I’ve visited about a dozen times over the past eight years and always feel revitalized by the city’s unique energy.
These videos are not trying to be all-encompassing ‘destination’ pieces. They’re simply short visual notebooks from the road, shot quickly from the hip and then quickly-edited, attempting to provide a modest portrayal of a certain place at a certain time. Please let me know if, and when, I succeed.
Shots from 9-12-Sep-2011.
A few quick note on a few of the ‘cameo appearances’:
German Piratenpartei, or Pirate Party. In the 2011 Berlin State elections, held on the weekend following my visit, the party took 9% of the vote and won 15 seats in the Abgeordnetenhaus, or State Parliament, of Berlin. [Engilish wiki] [Party website][PPI – International collective]
Andrea Fischer, former member of the German Bundestag, campaigning for the Green Party at the Brandenburg Gate. The Greens took 11.6% of the vote, upping their number of seats by seven to 30.
This episode’s epilogue is at the Marx-Engels-Forum featuring some Asian tourists.