Sunday, February 24

A weekend in Berlin


This marks the end of a fun and educational project, the Life's a photo campaign by Samsung Camera. The photo contest was won by Berlin and our city, Amsterdam, ended on a strong second place:) Samsung arranged a party for the winning city, inviting bloggers from several cities in Europe including myself for a weekend of fun. And fun it was, in spite of very cold weather (- 11 degrees) and snow. It was great to meet the winning photographers, representing Berlin, some of who I knew through Instagram, but never met IRL; @thomas_k, @goldie77 and @jn

The weekend was filled with activities from morning to evening, sightseeing with photo challenges,  acrobatic show, the cube (projecting pictures from the campaign on four sides - amazing!!) and a party with a fantastic view and a HUGE vodka bottle. Although I got only 6 hours of sleep in 48 hours and ended up with the flu and had to take to the bed for two weeks after, it was still worth it, meeting lovely people like @jyazu and Emilie Bramly and the rest of the French team, seeing Berlin for the first time and dancing and having fun into the small hours. This is not something you (I) experience every day, so thank you to Samsung for inviting me and to everyone at Jam for arranging such a great weekend!

Thomas Kakareko in one of his favorite spots in Berlin; Museumsinsel

Brandenburg Gate reflected

 City life at Brandenburg Gate

 It was freezing cold......

New and old Berlin, the Bode museum and the TV tower in the horizon

 Berlin Dom, located on the Museumsinsel

The view from my hotel room at the Park Inn. You can see the Berlin Dom at the back:)

 The panoramic view of Berlin from the roof of the Park Inn hotell

 From the acrobatic show, arranged specially for us

 Jürg Nicht (@jn) in action in front of the Bode museum.

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