Berlin Round 2! A Travel Diary

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Yes, that's right. Berlin was just so good that I had to share a third post with you of it. I felt so inspired there two weeks ago, and you can see why. The perfect balance of grit, color, new + old. I just love it there! 

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This baby is a facade in the Jewish Quarter, that is a space for craftsmen to discuss their business practices. I was so into it that I even painted it

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Neue Synagoge // New Synagogue, and I went to the top of that dome!

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I found more Invader street art!! After finding two of them in London, I am on a roll. Finding new street art is such a fun little game for me. 

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The above two are from the Corbusier House, which I really enjoyed getting a chance to visit. We poked around and it was actually quite creepy in the hallways. We're talking artificial lighting, no windows, and really low ceilings. It felt rather hospital like and personally, I wouldn't want to live there. But I appreciate it for the monumental architecture it is. 

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Well I'm sad that that's all I've got to share from Berlin for now, because I really want to go back. Hopefully the next time will be in the near future! 

If you want to see more from Berlin, you can do so right here:

Thanks for stopping by today loves! x, Paige. 

Berlin Travels: Abandoned Spy Tower

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Hey again guys! I flew back from Berlin tonight and am happy to be back on the blog! I was visiting family [in both Köln + Berlin] and they took me to the coolest spots! Since I have quite a few events + photos I want to share, I thought I would just dive right into them now--starting with the coolest place, an abandoned British and American spy tower on the top of a hill in Teufelsberg!

We climbed to the top of man-made Teufelsberg, literally meaning "Devil's Mountain." Oooh, scary. It was made from the war rubble of bombed houses and on the hike up you could see the bricks peeking up through the soil. The place has now become home to tons of graffiti paintings, which have become the main attraction of the place. This site was recommended to me by a friend so I was really happy to get the chance to go! It was rad! 

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As you can see, words aren't really necessary to describe this cool place. I felt very inspired after our time here [and inspired by all of Berlin in fact!] It's a city I could see myself spending another year abroad in. There is just so much to see and it has the perfect grungy mix of art and history that I love. I live for these kinds of places! 

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And I had to leave you with one last photo, which is one of my favorites from the trip. I love Berlin because I can sense that things are happening there, and it makes me so excited. These days between working for an urban renewal firm and exploring cool European cities, I really feel passionate about making changes that you want to see in your city happen.

Anyways...that was an excited architecture nerd tangent, but I hope you enjoyed this look into my trip! I'll be sharing at least 2 more posts from my Berlin adventures because they were just too good.  

See you on Sunday! x, Paige.