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From January through December 2011, these were the parameters for a playground of diverse, fascinating, vibrant tales: Responding individually to a collective impetus, a host of hand-picked young bloggers uploaded photos, texts, and multimedia. Every month, they were given a new theme. Step by step, they created a kaleidoscope of impressions, opinions, ideas and… plain fun.
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Berlin is famous for waste seperation and recycling, also in unconventional and creative ways. The following picture shows an old bus converted into an apartment. The second picture is a portrait of an artist in the pub "Möbel Olfe", a former furniture store. This phenomenon is quite common in Berlin: whatever is abandoned might be changed into a social location, be it a furniture store as in this case or a factory site, commercial center etc. If you have a recycling idea as well - welcome to Berlin!