Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Berlin = German Eye Candy

After almost missing the train and having an hour delay thanks to someone's attempt at suicide via jumping in front of our train... we finally made it to Germany's capitol!

Thats right... Berlin! This city is a true melting pot of happy people from all over the world. If you are yearning for the tiniest bit of social interaction, just stand with a map in your hands and look totally lost. People will gladly take time out of their day to approach you and help you find your destination; so far the friendliest major city I've been to.

Berlin may not be the most attractive city in the world, but it is extremely diverse and has provided my eyes with delicious eye-candy; the people, the fashion, the exhibitions, the architecture, and even the bicycles!

The winner of the "aesthetically pleasing contest" today goes to the Helmut Newton exhibition we viewed. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the name, he is one of the most influential fashion photographers who is mostly known for provocative, avant-garde photo-shoots with... lots of nudity. Please do not misunderstand me, it wasn't aesthetically pleasing for the pornographic shots he is famous for; I enjoyed his portraiture the best and here are some of my PG rated favorites:

And this is Helmut Newton himself...

The exhibition, as advertised below, was very inspiring, worth the 6 Euros, and the perfect start to Berlin Fashion Week.

Worth another 6 Euros was the boat tour this morning granting our vision architectural beauty, old and new:

The glass-structure happens to be the largest modern building in the world. It took ten years to build and approximately 300,000 people flood through this building everyday. Much more amazing in person than in my amateur shot.

Long day ahead tomorrow with the beginning of fashion week and the Spain v. Germany FIFA semi-final!

Ciao for now!

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