Berlin and the Kreuzberg

The Berlin Ostbahnhof north of the former Berlin Wall sets a pivot point between the DDR time pre-fab concrete buildings on the north and the new developments along the Spree. Train eleveated lines and tunnels are all that common of Berlin.

The East Side Gallery with the large section of the Berlin Wall lies north of the Spree between the Schillingbrücke and the Oberbaumbrücke.

South of the Ostbanhof, the Kreuzberg sets a surreal world of graffiti. The graffiti becomes more prominent under the light of the late afternoon. Until night sets and the lights of the city show us a new landscape of light.

The monumental Berlin looks unusually raw as seen in a Saturday morning walk naked of people and tourists. The markets are not yet set, the streets are empty, breakfast places seem to wake up lazily to our demanding hunger. The sun raises and send us a few sunbeams behind the mostly overcast sky.

East of the Ostbahnhof the Berlin Ostkreuz sets the eastmost transport hub of the city. Dozens of little cafes and restaurants alite the “Neue Banhofstraße” as the sun sets.

city night lights and day markets in taipei

Taipei City at night vibrates with its young population and offers a mix of all. From the beloved classy japanesse quarter in Zhongshan to the Zhongshan Park around the 101 Tower, or the electronic market off Zhongxiao in between.

©hugo ormo 2018 | Fujifilm XE-3 + XF18mm F2

Wandering off the main roads in Banqiao will probably send you into the street market in Fuzhong. A place so full of color and scents that you may want to turn the visor of your camera to a rather less distractive black-and-white mode.

©hugo ormo 2018 | Fujifilm XE-3 + XF18mm F2