Welcome to the Goethe-Institut CityScapes Blog.
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.
This project has now ended. If you like what you see, you may want to check out the brand new CityTales Comic Blog.
Celebration and Berlin suit one another. Berlin hosts some of the most famous clubs and festivals and is a popular destination for party tourists. Much more stressed is Berlin's relation to religion, not only due to its antireligious history, most recently in the communism. Still, if you look closely, you can find a vibrant variety of religious rites and rituals in Berlin. I've explored these religious niches and have met - as displayed in the sequence of these five pictures - Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus.
Wow!! Great pix Max. Love the colour, emotion and movement in your photos. You sometimes forget about the multi-culturalism and everything that goes on in certain communities when winter hits and most people stay indoors!