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.
For a city, Berlin is a never ending discovery of new places and sites to see both old and new. A complicated history with one not needing to look too far to see constant reminders of what has passed. Small remembrance plaques on the side walk, remnants of the Berlin Wall, countless museums and old worn buildings with the occasional bullet mark.
Though for myself the most exciting of all, is the interactions and meeting of people both from this city and afar. Berlin has a large diversity of people and many people are attracted to Germany for its opportunities, stability and strength as a country in Europe.
I have meet people from as far as Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Africa, China, and Turkey who come in search of work, a new language, education, adventure, opportunities and some times even love. Here are some of the warm and open people I have encountered, in Germany for all different reasons.