After purchasing the Lomography City Guide Berlin on a whim, I suddenly found myself in love with the little world painted inside; and since I’ve had a hankering to go travelling for quite some time now, I got myself a passport, convinced my friend Sarah that she wanted to come with me, and made my little whimsical dream become a reality! Here’s part 7 of our Berlin adventures!
Day 7: We couldn’t resist starting the day with the same breakfast before going to the Museum for Photography, Helmut Newton Foundation (252). If you’re not a fan of Newton’s work, then I wouldn’t recommend coming here but if you are, then it’s heaven on earth! Included in the museum is a study of Newton himself including his cameras, a replica of his apartment, some of his clothes, correspondence and tributes after his death. The first floor is mainly dedicated to his photographs as well as a documentary and room, which his wife uses as her own tribute. The second floor had a very interesting exhibition concerning the very early years of travel and anthropological photography. The shop is every photographer’s dream, stuffed to the ceiling with books and gifts. And you can pick up the Lomography Berlin City Guide here if you haven’t already got it!
We then went for the best coffee in Berlin at Double Eye (145) and it really was good! You could tell that a lot of care and attention was put into every stage of making the coffee; a very cute little café.
The Story of Berlin (115) in Charlottenberg was our last stop. This is a fabulous interactive museum guiding you through the history of Berlin. It would be a great place to come with kids as it really does bring history to life. Set aside a good few hours as you need plenty of time to explore.
We were very sad to leave Berlin but we left with some great memories. I can’t wait to come back and explore some more as well as hopefully showing some new people what we discovered! I would definitely recommend taking the Lomography Berlin City Guide to explore some stuff off the beaten track but do be aware that Berlin is a very transient city constantly in a state of flux so some things may not be there but whilst searching for them you’re bound to stumble upon something else or at least a good photo opportunity. Here’s to the coolest city in Europe!