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city break in BEARlin, part 1

April 13th, 2012 by BLOGitse received 33 Comments »


weekend #15 photos


Greetings from BEARlin!


What a city!

Impossible to explore enough in a couple of days.

But I’m happy to experience a drip now.

It’s easy to go back – only 1,5 hrs from Helsinki!


This is a view from air (or views)

Berlin out of a plane window by BLOGitse



shopping, shopping, shopping

shopping street Kurfürstendamm, Berlin by BLOGitse

shopping street Kurfürstendamm with lots of shadows!


Shadow Shot Sunday2


shopping street Kurfürstendamm, Berlin by BLOGitse



shopping street Kurfürstendamm, Berlin by BLOGitse

All THE brands are here (not for me though)

I like small side streets with real feeling  of  local lifestyle…



public transportation works in Berlin by BLOGitse

Public transportation is excellent. I loved to travel by bus!



U-Bahn Berlin by BLOGitse

Metro is quick way to travel but you can’t see as much as traveling by bus!



Sundays In My City



Life In Pictures



Blue Man group in Berlin by BLOGitse



BEARlin bear by BLOGitse

You can see bears everywhere in Berlin.



The first buddy bears in Berlin

“The story of the Buddy Bears started with an artistic event in Berlin in 2001.

Inspired by the idea of bringing art in the streets of a metropolis

like the cow parade in Zurich and New York,

the initiators of the Buddy Bears, Klaus and Eva Herlitz,

decided to start a street art project in Berlin.

It was quickly agreed that a bear would be the ideal sculpture for the backdrops of the

German metropolis.

The bear – Berlin’s heraldic animal with a high level of public appeal –

was envisaged to capture the hearts of Berliners

and their guests in various different designs.”




I posted of these buddy bears when they were in Helsinki 2010



I’m too busy to post more pics for this post

but there will be more next week!



Have a relaxing weekend!



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33 Responses to “city break in BEARlin, part 1”

  1. avatar Allu says:

    Kappas vaan, olet käynyt Bärliinissä, kiva paikka, en koskaan kyllästy siihen.
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    • avatar BLOGitse says:

      Jep, jep. Kyllä on niin iso city ettei muutamassa päivässä ehdi kuin raapia pintaa…
      Minulle ensimmäinen visiitti ja positiivinen fiilis jäi!

  2. avatar Yaelian says:

    Berliiniin olisi kiva joskus päästä! Mukavaa viikonloppua!
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  3. avatar Liplatus says:

    Jaahas, muistitiku on purettu.

    Mukava säähän osui reissullesi, vähän vaan piliveilee.
    Kauniita arkkitehtuurisia rakennus kokonaisuuksia näyttää olevan, isoja korteleita.

    • avatar BLOGitse says:

      Ja pesukone on laulanut laulunsa 🙂
      Sää oli aika viileä ja välillä tuuli tuntui tosi kylmältä. Vaikkei satanut niin kyllä välillä oli tosi hyytävä olo.
      Monet rakennukset on kuoreltaan tosi kauniita. Takapihojen todellisuus saattaakin sitten olla toinen.
      Kiva kaupunki käydä vielä toistekin!

  4. avatar Aledys Ver says:

    You apparently liked Berlin! Was it the first time you were there? I’m looking forward to our trip next July, especially after seeing your photos.
    The shopping street looks pretty quiet, was it a Sunday?
    I love the Buddy Bear, it looks like you could give him a hug! 🙂
    Have a nice weekend!!
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    • avatar BLOGitse says:

      This was my first visit and I really liked how everything worked.
      Bus lines are a little bit mess to understand – which line is going which street to where, which is the end stop or arrival stop etc.
      But hopping in and out is fun when you’re on holiday! and you get to know the city 🙂
      We arrived on Sun and on Mon shops were closed too…

  5. avatar Kathe W. says:

    lovely photos of Berlin-love the bear! You must have been up early to capture those long shadow shots! Very nice. Cheers!
    ps I also have a shadow shot on this blog:
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  6. avatar colleen says:

    In all its light and shadow glory. Fun to the the bear of Bearlin.
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  7. Wonderful variety of shadow shots for the day! Love the sunlight! Hope you’re enjoying a beautiful weekend!

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  8. avatar Kelly says:

    The “Bearlin” bear is cute!! I really like your collage from the plane at the top.
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  9. avatar Ralph says:

    The city has an old and classic style, so unlike the ‘newer’ US. The streets have a great look, the simple and still leafless trees let the architecture shine through its branches. We love bears like this in our home, this one dressed up and so friendly – what’s not to love??
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  10. avatar Joan says:

    I love coming here to see the excursions you have. Such pretty cities.
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  11. You just flat out ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love your Blog every single time!!!


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  12. The in air views look like a maze of buildings. Alot to see, I am sure. I like the Buddy Bears, they are very inviting. I have seen this in other areas as well. In Tybee Island, Georgia they have Turtles and in Louisville, Kentucky they have Horses.
    Happy Sunday!
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  13. Shadows a-plenty, that’s for sure! Love that metro shot too and did you see the Blue Man show? It is great!!!
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  14. avatar geanina says:

    great pictures :). beautiful city..have a nice day….
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  15. Intriguing streetscapes! Love all those building facade details visible while the trees are leafless! And the bear is ultra cute!
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  16. avatar Tury says:

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  17. avatar Tara R> says:

    The aerial shots are great. The city looks like a huge puzzle.
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  18. I’ve always wanted to visit the Ku’damm. After seeing your photos, I know why!

    “More Dead Than Alive”
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  19. avatar Wayne says:

    These make me want to break out the passport!
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  20. avatar Vidya Sury says:

    Bears are always lovable. The aerial shots are magnificent and so are the street shots! Thank you for sharing. Berlin is beautiful!
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  21. avatar robin says:

    looks like you covered a lot of ground!!! awesome shots of the city!! have a great week ahead!!!
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  22. avatar elly weiss says:

    very pretty this virtual trip!
    the buddy bear is very nice and my favourite :))
    have a nice day!
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  23. Berlin looks amazing! Thanks for the info on the Buddy Bears. I never knew about them. You learn something everyday and this was that “thing” for today. Thanks!
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  24. avatar Keetha says:

    I LOVE how those buildings, when seen from the air, create those interesting geometrical patterns on the ground!

    And that bear – – – oh my – – – I LOVE bears, especially Black Bears which live in my “native” northwoods of Wisconsin.
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  25. avatar MamaTim says:

    This is a great travelblog! Berlin is so clean and looks so organised.. Wish could see those small roadside shops you buy your things from.. Thanx for sharing dearie!
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  26. avatar chubskulit says:

    These are beautiful captures!

    Shadow Delight
    Have a great week ahead!
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  27. avatar Unknown Mami says:

    I love the views from the top. Very interesting.
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