Guten tag, Berlin!

Guten tag, Berlin!

By |2014-02-24T11:07:20+00:00Feb 24th, 2014|
Aside from the mild jet lag, I had such a fantastic day meandering around Berlin. This being my first time in Germany (first of many to come as it would seem), I decided to give myself a couple of extra days to explore. It’s hard to put into words just how wonderful Berlin is and I really admire the detail, respect and care that the German people have put into the extensive memorials, monuments and tributes that cover their sobering and tragic past. They are all truly profound and I recommend anyone who has an opportunity to visit and pay your respects. Simply walking along the Berlin Wall memorial on Bernauer Strasse, effortlessly crossing over from one side of the wall to the other… it really was a moving experience.

I’ve got another day to explore here tomorrow before returning to Hamburg and joining up with some of my Google Photos colleagues, where we will spend the week working out of the Nik office in Lübeck.

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  1. Bernd Markgraf February 24, 2014 at 11:05 am - Reply

    You coming back to Berlin calls for a photo walk ;-)

  2. Brian Matiash February 24, 2014 at 11:08 am - Reply

    +Bernd Markgraf Absolutely! That will definitely have to happen!

  3. Nick Rock February 24, 2014 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Let me know when you are in Frankfurt +Brian Matiash ;)
    Enjoy your stay!

  4. Luis dos Santos February 24, 2014 at 11:17 am - Reply

    wow, amazing! welcome to Berlin!

  5. Stefan Skouti February 24, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Great picture! Enjoy your time in Germany!

  6. Michael Zieschang February 24, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Willkommen in Deutschland, +Brian Matiash
    Thank you for visitting us :)

  7. David Schmidt February 24, 2014 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Same here in Hamburg, +Brian Matiash.

  8. Sunny Wu February 24, 2014 at 11:49 am - Reply

    cool black and white photo 

  9. Maximilian Laue February 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Extravagant image of the Berliner Fernsehturm +Brian Matiash welcome to my hometown, make sure you get to try a currywurst (currysausage) before you leave the city

  10. Steve-Maxx landeros February 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Brilliant composition!

  11. Matthias February 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    If you love the historic places in berlin you will be amazed by Lübeck. There’s so much beauty there!

  12. Josh Souza February 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    What lens you use for this fantastic image??

  13. Brian Matiash February 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    +Maximilian Laue I had some currywurst for lunch today! Sooooooo goood. I went to Curry Mitte right near the hotel.

    +Josh Souza This was taken with my +Sony A7 and Canon 24-70 handheld with the clouds comped in. Sadly, we had such a boring blue sky here today. :(

  14. Stephan Bollinger February 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Awesome +Brian Matiash. Berlin is a brilliant city, I lived there for nearly 9 years. If you need some input or ideas for the cool and not-so-known places to see, let me know! Enjoy!

  15. Linda Enfield February 24, 2014 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Incredible detail and lighting!

  16. César HDiago February 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm - Reply


  17. Mel Reyes-Abbey February 24, 2014 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Brian!!! You’re in my home country! You must visit Heidelberg, where I grew up. You won’t be disappointed! Storied castle, ampitheatre, the Neckar and so much more! I hope y’all make it there!

  18. Colby Brown February 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Enjoy smalls! Let's talk when ya return!

  19. Gilmar Smith February 24, 2014 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Holy poopoo ballz! I love this +Brian Matiash 

  20. Dirk Moeller February 24, 2014 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Too bad +Brian Matiash, next +Photowalks Hamburg is in April, but if you ever feel like it, we can get a small group together in no time, anytime :)

  21. Brian Matiash February 24, 2014 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    +Dirk Moeller I'm actually going to be back in Hamburg in April. What date?

  22. Dirk Moeller February 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash Saturday, 12th

  23. Dirk Moeller February 24, 2014 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    Sent you an invite to the event, we will update it constantly and in case you will make it, the event updates will be bi-lingual :)

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  25. Nick D. February 25, 2014 at 10:14 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash I'm using this great pic as my wallpaper on my phone. Hope you don't mind?

  26. George Fletcher February 25, 2014 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Very, very cool! Great long exposure!

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