Author: Felipe Tofani

Finding JR in the streets of Berlin

Just before the end of the year, I was leaving work and walking toward Alexanderplatz when I saw a huge face on the wall of a building in ruins. When I realized I was looking at another work by JR in Berlin, I felt compelled to photograph what I saw and put on my flickr. If you don’t know JR’s work, we have to tell you that he owns the biggest art gallery in the world. And he owns that because his art is exhibit freely in the streets of cities all across the globe. He does it to...

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Four Minutes in Berlin

Great video showing Berlin in a little over 4 minutes. It’s videos like this that show how amazing this city can be. An approximation to Berlin This is a travel video guide suggesting what to see, eat or do in Berlin. It’s the first episode of a travel web TV. We’ll be shooting in different places for the next episodes, and we would like you to participate. Visit http://travelguidevideos.tv and let us know your trip suggestions. More videos on BERLIN | Travel Guide Videos via Berlin em 4 minutos – blog.ftofani.com Four Minutes in Berlin was last modified: January 24th,...

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Soviet War Memorial on Schönholzer Heide

While most people will be familiar with the Soviet War Memorial at Treptow and Tiergarten, hardly any tourists find themselves visiting the Soviet War Memorial in the Schönholzer Heide. This is such a pitty because the memorial is beautiful. The project for the memorial came up right after the war since Stalin wanted mark its contribution to the downfall of Fascism in Europe and the defeat of Germany. And it wasn’t until 1947 that the construction began and it took until 1949 for this Memorial to be completed. In 2011, it was closed for renovations and, after a little over 2 years...

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Europa Center in the 60’s

Europa Center is a shopping mall built in Berlin in 1965. Located next to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, this building would become a symbol of West-Berlin and its history. What is the Europa Center? Located on the Breitscheidplatz, Europa Center opened its doors in April 1965, a little over 4 years after the city was split by the Berlin Wall. The building was based on american shopping malls and once you enter it, you feel like you are on a trip back in time. This happens because the interior decoration of the building used to be cutting edge back when it was built....

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A Short Video of Berlin in 1900

This was Berlin in 1900. More than a hundred years ago and before the war, before the wall, before the nazis, before the communists, before east and west, before the hipsters and the döner. In other words: before it was cool. In this video of Berlin, you can have a look on how this amazing city used to look like. Check out the architecture how different it was! Crazy to see how different the city looks like nowadays. So different that it might be difficult to recognise most of the buildings and places you can see on the video below. If you...

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