Monday, May 21, 2012

Berlin Impressions: The Hive (pt 1)

I'm back and boy did I have a good time at The Hive 2012! I think it's pretty hard to go wrong with a blogger meet up when you know you have friends coming and when it's being held in a creative capital of sorts. There's much to process, much to share, and much waiting for me on my regular weekly to-do list. I first want to say that Berlin is truly a great location for creative gatherings; there's so much going on in the country's capitol! After arriving early, Tina, Anya and I decided to go for a walk about town. Here are some of the things that caught my eye along the way:
The top photo is the cover of an adorable travel notebook for sale here. Small Caps of Berlin makes the book; you can see the cute insides here. I just really loved the cover and the fact that it had nice, simple illustrations of typical Berlin things. Not far from there we saw this incredible cat-themed door. Can you see what's on the doorknob?

The Brandenberg -urg Gate is always an impressive structure to me. So much history and so much symbolism are attached to it. This and the Victory Column always make me first think of Wim Wenders though, ha! Have you seen 'Wings of Desire' or 'Faraway, So Close!' ? Great films! 

Have you ever been to Berlin? What are some of your favorite things to do?

7 comments :

likeschocolate said...

So jealous! So wanted to go! However, it was my sons birthday! Berlin is such a great city! Glad you had the opportunity to go.

Jenni said...

I got the Hello Berlin book for Christmas! It's real cute.mit was lovely to meet you at The Hive.

Jenni said...

Oops, sorry, I mistyped my URL. It should be http://exexp.at

Workingberlinmum said...

I was there too but as I live just a short bike ride away from where it was held, it was pretty easy for me. Glad you enjoyed it.

pridgenkad said...

Hey, Juliette! I visited! Haven't really had time to look around--must get to my new Zuhause--the Stadtburo :-)

Antje said...

I ♥ Berlin. Such a cool city. I'm glad you had so much fun!

PS: it's the Brandenburger Tor not the Brandenberger Tor.

Juliette said...

@Antje - thanks for the spelling correction. I remember wondering as I typed it and meant to go back and check, but I forgot. I often get my burgs und bergs switched! =D

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