Author: Felipe Tofani

My Favorite Trips of 2017

For me, 2017 was a weird year in a lot of ways. It was the year where Donald Trump became president, and I even wrote an article about trying to help people move away from him. It was, also, the year that Marcela and I split up and we had to think about what should we do with Fotostrasse. We decided to keep it and run it together as we did before. But this article is focused on my favorite trips of 2017. From Brazil to Estonia, going to the North of Portugal for the first time and exploring...

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Where did Nick Cave live in Berlin?

Where did Nick Cave live in Berlin? Our research about where Nick Cave used to live in Kreuzberg ; After watching Nick Cave in Berlin on the Dutch documentary called Stranger in a Strange Land, I started wondering where was the apartment where Bram van Splunteren interviews the artist. This act of wonder became a comprehensive research online, and it made compare Google Street View pictures with screenshots of videos. But, in the end, I think I finally managed to find out where did Nick Cave live in Berlin. Based on Stranger in a Strange Land, it seemed that...

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Nick Cave in Berlin: Stranger in a Strange Land

During the years where Nick Cave was living in Berlin, back in the 1980’s, he was filmed for a Dutch documentary called Stranger in a Strange Land. Produced by Bram van Splunteren for the Dutch TV channel VPRO, you get a glimpse of the life of Nick Cave in Berlin even though some parts of the movie are voice-over in dutch. But you don’t need to worry about it, all the interviews with Nick Cave are in English. Stranger in a Strange Land is a Dutch short documentary about Nick Cave in Berlin that also includes his friends and...

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The View from St. Nicholas Church in Hamburg

The View from St. Nicholas' Church in Hamburg Our visit to the fifth highest church tower in the world!  You can still see the tall gothic tower of St. Nicholas Church from almost anywhere in Hamburg. But this Gothic Revival church doesn’t mark the skyline of the city like it used to when it was the tallest construction on Earth, from 1874 to 1876. Nowadays, the church is the second-tallest structure in Hamburg and a memorial to everything that happened during the Second World War. Fotostrasse visited Hamburg in early October 2017 and, even though we had to...

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Best Berlin Books — A Christmas Gift Guide for Berlin Lovers

Christmas is coming, and you might have a friend that loves book and Berlin in the same way. If you are looking for the best Berlin books, this article is for you. Below we’ll be pointing out some of the best books we bought in the last couple of years. If you want even more books about Berlin, we wrote an article about more books back in Christmas 2014, check it out. Notmsparker’s Berlin Companion Between all the books we read about Berlin, one of our favorite ones is the Berlin Companion by the fantastic Beata Gontarczyk-Krampe aka Notmsparker....

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Last Morning of Risiko, one of Berlin’s legendary bars from the 1980’s

Risiko was a legendary bar & club in the West Berlin of 1980’s, and Uli M. Schueppel did a short film about its last morning, all the way back in 1986. The footage captures and documents a little piece of Berlin history with a cover of Lost in Music by Anita Lane and Alex Harvey as the soundtrack of this movie shot in Super8. Risiko used to exist at Yorckstrasse 48, from 1981 to 1986. Today, in the same place, a travel agency that specializes in train tickets called Kopfbahnhof occupies the room. I was there a couple of...

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Going Local in Antalya with Jub Bryant

Jub Bryant is a cat cuddling, sports-loving guy from New Zealand. After University he moved to Melbourne for a couple years. Not a fan of the office life, he stumbled into a love of travel. Now he finds himself scrapping funds together as he bounces from place to place. With minimal planning in advance ever happening, he never expected to spend a month in Antalya. The Impressive Lower Duden Waterfall Turkey has several waterfalls easily accessible by transport, but the Lower Duden Waterfall is by far the most impressive to watch. The coastline along Antalya is made up of both...

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Going Local in Sydney with Delphine Mignon

Hello, my name is Delphine Mignon. I am from Paris and I have been living in Australia for 20 years, 15 of those in Sydney. I recently went on a journey of rediscovering my city and showcasing it on my blog. There are lots of beautiful spots in Sydney and not all of them are full of tourists, so I’m more than happy to share them with you. A Visit to Observatory Hill Park You can visit Observatory Hill when you walk around The Rocks, a historic area of Sydney. It’s a great viewpoint over the area and the...

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