Hello from beautiful Berlin! Europe never ceases to surprise me with its array of incredible cities, each so unique in it’s own way despite being just a short drive away from one another. Berlin is a city like none other. Needless to say the architecture is breathtaking, and its’ history is quite possibly the most interesting and dark in all of Europe, but it also has a very distinct character. When people say Berlin is a hipster city, they really mean it. Coming from Toronto and being quite familiar with the scene on Queen Street West, I didn’t think Berlin could throw anything at me that I hadn’t seen before, but this is a whole different ball game. From hidden restaurants, to an alternative sense in fashion, to graffiti everywhere, it is completely different from anything I’d imagined.
Having read Nietzche’s complaints about German food, I never expected to be impressed by the food scene in Berlin (the lesson here is never trust Nietzche). There are way too many restaurants I want to try, and don’t have nearly enough time to try them all, and the food here is by far the cheapest I’ve had in Europe. These pictures were shot on my way to brunch in beautiful Kreuzberg which, like the rest of Berlin, is bursting with magnolia and cherry blossom trees practically begging to be photographed (or rather, that’s what I like to tell myself).