Going home for the holidays meant sorting through the overwhelming amount of stuff that apparently belongs to me. This also meant reigniting an interest for certain objects, which then sneakily made their way into my suitcase. One of these treasures being my first ever film camera I received for Christmas when I was about 11. A lovely and simple Olympus point and shoot.
Now back in Berlin, I have happily taken my long lost compact buddy on outings and day trips, snapping away like I’m on vacation. This first roll date back to the beginning of April when strolling through Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg, and Alt-Treptow. Freshly recovered from surgery and not up to my normal walking pace, this was an excellent excuse to for me to take my time, look around and take pictures a little more thoughtfully.
The weather had just turned in Berlin which made for an excellent occasion to stroll down the charming and airy side streets of Prenzlauer Berg. Book shops, cafes and well dressed children, this area is the ideal place to spend your Sunday morning. We were headed to Voycontigo for some celebratory Chala shoes and a few sneaky postcards from the paper shop across the way.
The following week, we furthered our exploration on bikes. This time, navigating through the crowds of families and happy dog walkers in Treptower Park and along the beautiful waterfront that surrounds it.
The final negatives were taken on the way home through Kreuzber. Any excuse to spend the day in these parts is always welcome. Snuggled between so many different neighbourhoods, it really is quite special. Perhaps a little too mainstream for the cool kids these days, it remains lively and full of delicious food options!
I hope you liked this little snippet of Berlin. Thanks for stopping by!