Over Christmas and Summer, Berlin is empty. As if half of the city has just fled, we, who are left here, are lucky enough to enjoy the city in beautiful emptiness. Because everyone’s at the lake, swimming with swans as in pollyday’s picture, which she submitted under the hashtag #linksinberlin. Not empty though, are the blogs, writing about our pretty home; and not empty either, are the event calendars which are filled with markets, markets, markets.
The last weekend of July is already just around the corner – and we’ve been very lucky to have such a beautiful summer so far. One has only to look at this sunset @leila_garfield took from a Berlin classic and tagged it with #linksinberlin! Here’s to many more days like this – and another round-up of things to read and do in Berlin, our own way of showing our love for living in this city!
Summer’s back in full swing and as if we had planned it this way, this week’s #linksinberlin are all suggesting things to do this weekend – from a Korean BBQ joint near Tempelhof to the big spectacle on Sunday that is The Breakfast Market. Enjoy this Berlin summer as long as it lasts – and be sure to tag your sunny impressions of the city with #linksinberlin to get featured in our next round-up! Like @tigramgros did when he submitted this beautiful scene of summer in Berlin!
Ping Pong is a playful action/reaction game. For every ping there is a pong. It is about speed, precision and fun. When photographer duo Lottermann and Fuentes sent me a ping, I answered with a pong. Both ping and pong will be part of an exhibition at Kirsten Hermann’s gallery opening next Monday. Maybe I’ll see you there?
Lottermann & Fuentes: Ping/Pong (Berlin)
08. July – 06. September
Opening 07. July, 19:00–21:00
Galerie für Moderne Fotografie,
Schröderstraße 13, 10115 Berlin
Though looking all content in instagram user tigramgros’ picture (submit yours with the hashtag #linksinberlin!), Berlin has been a troublesome place this week: while parts of Kreuzberg 36 were occupied by police from all over Germany because of refugees occupying a school, Alexanderplatz was not so much occupied by crazy-cheap-shoppers for the opening of a certain new crazy-cheap-clothing-shop but by protesters and a counter-event promoting the use of second-hand-clothing with a trade party (thank you, Berliners). And then there’s Fashion Week coming up, which had to move to Wedding because the usual space is occupied by crazy-soccer-fans who want to watch the games while riding a ferris wheal and eating currywurst (seriously).
This is what happened on the blogs this week!