Author: Felipe Tofani

Our Visit to the Soviet Statue Graveyard in Tallinn

The Soviet Union had a strange obsession with statues. But the Soviet Union is gone for a long time now and where have all these statues gone? I’m not sure about most of them but I manage to find some in what could be described as a Soviet Statue Graveyard in Tallinn. And I’m here to share with you what I saw there. The last century wasn’t the best one for Estonia. The county fought Nazi Germany and then the Soviets and lost. It was only in 1991 that Estonia was finally free. But the scars of years of...

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How living in Berlin can make you a better person

Moving to Berlin was something that changed my life completely. I didn’t know that before coming here and I wasn’t ready for all of this. But, living in Berlin changed my habits, my way of seeing things and I’m pretty sure I’m not the same guy that left Brazil anymore. And I blame Berlin for that. Maybe it’s just living abroad. Maybe it’s Germany. But I prefer to believe that living in Berlin is the reason why I believe I became a better person, somehow. Below you can take a look at some of the reasons why I believe...

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Berlin from Above: The Amazing View from the Park Inn Hotel Alexanderplatz Viewing Platform

—What if I told you that the best place to see Berlin from above is not the on the huge TV Tower in the middle of Alexanderplatz? It might sound weird at first but it makes a lot of sense after you think about it. Do you want to take pictures of Berlin with its main tourist spot in there right? So, you need to go somewhere where the TV Tower can be seen. Somewhere as tall as the tower but way less crowded. That place exists and it is the Park Inn Hotel Alexanderplatz Viewing Platform and I...

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This is how Berlin used to look like back in 1936

If you go back to Fotostrasse archives you’ll see that we love to see old videos of Berlin. This short one from Berlin in 1936 is no exception since it shows how beautiful the city used to be and focus on the changes that were happening to the German capital during the time it was governed by the Nazi party. The video starts with a shot of Strasse des 17. Juni covered in Nazi banners. Back then this street was known as Charlottenburger Chaussee since it connects Mitte with the neighborhood of Charlottenburg. It also shows the new placement...

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My Favourite Trips of 2016

This was a weird year when it comes to celebrity deaths and politics. From David Bowie to Carrie Fisher, this was a year filled with bad news. But, enough of bad news now that the year is coming to an end. This article is focused on my favourite trips of 2016. From Faroe Islands to Brazil, going to Warsaw and Prague, Fotostrasse traveled a lot in 2016. This is Fotostrasse third year as a blog and we are doing quite well. In 2016 year we went on the road quite a few times, a trip every month and it was as...

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The Amazing Floating Stage of Bregenz Festival

The Amazing Floating Stage of Bregenz Festival Our visit to the world wettest opera ; Every summer, since 1946, audiences flock to the Austrian state of Vorarlberg to see the amazing floating stage of Bregenz Festival. In the 2015/2016 season, the festival celebrated 70 years of existence with Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, where people don’t just sing, they also jump into the water. Too bad we couldn’t see any of this since Bregenz was just the first step of our Vorarlberg Summer Tour. To make things even worst, the time we spent in Bregenz wasn’t the most pleasant to take...

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Conan in Berlin: From a Dominatrix Session to a Nude Beach

There are a lot of late night hosts on American TV but our favorite has been Conan O’Brien for quite a long time. With this in mind, you can imagine how excited we were when we realized that there would be a Conan in Berlin tour. Too bad we never manage to be in the right place at the right time but we can be happy to watch now everything that Conan did in Berlin back in September 2016. For those who don’t know, Conan O’Brien has been taking his crew around the world for quite a while. On...

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Our Favorite Prague Christmas Markets

Some say that the best thing about winter time is the snow and everything that you can do with it. But Fotostrasse says, without thinking twice, that the best thing about winter is the Christmas Markets. And Prague has some of the most charming ones I have ever seen. I spent some time in Prague in early December and even though it was too fast, I managed to find some time in my schedule to enjoy a couple of the best Prague Christmas Markets. It’s not just the lights that make Prague such a unique atmosphere for Christmas Markets....

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