City infrastructure can last decades, always blending into the background. Graffiti, wear and tear and advances in technology all take their toll. Fire hydrants are an American icon, but have you heard about Call Boxes?
Watch the below Vox documentary on this fascinating city infrastructure.
DC’s abandoned fire and police call boxes, explained
Finally made it to Berlin for a short break. It is such a fun city and we were there as Germany made it into the semi-finals of Euro2016 which just added a bit to the chaos that was unfolding.
I do love the Brutalist architecture that is dotted around the city. Was actually expecting a lot more of it. What really surprised me was the damaged buildings from WWII that they had made into memorials or had emphasized the damage. It was a striking and gut wrenching image that really did make you remember better than any memorial.
The little photo booths dotted across the city called Photoautomats are amazing and one of my favorite things from our trip. Not only are they cheap, €2 a go, they are loads of fun to discover and also they give you great souvenirs. Would highly recommend hitting a few up, its nearly impossible not to. Check out this interactive map of them here
The street food in Berlin is pretty spectacular. Loved grabbing a Currywurst and a beer for pretty much every meal. As you can see I also brought along my Canon 600 but of course on the second day the film got jammed during a rewind. Still haven’t developed these, a weekend job.
Last but not least I loved the Dr.Strangelove-esque designs inside of Berlin buildings. You just had to look up for these amazing brutal lines and harsh lighting. I say go just for this.
Finally a decent sunrise to welcome me during my coffee brew ritual. I love our wee flat and the way light hits it but a grey and miserable Glasgow has been bathing it in darkness for a few months now. Perhaps we are finally turning a corner on the weather front just as the snow hits the mountains.