A tour of Berlin with Xperia

For four full days, I was wandering in the streets of Berlin. I travelled for IFA Berlin show but stayed for the sights and sounds. Due to unpleasant and unnecessary stress on my previous workplace, I could not able to see lots of stuff on Berlin three years ago. But this time, I had the time. For two days I was working; followed by two days of enjoying Berlin. We even saw some quite original scenes, like the Scottish chanting for independence in the middle of Berlin.

I was invited by Turkish branch of Sony Mobile. Thanks to them, we had a plenty of free time for ourselves. We had our time to discover. Here are some photos that I took with Sony Xperia XZ Premium which Sony Mobile provided prior to our trip.

Note: Strictly no alterations, no enhancements, and no cropping. Click on images to see them in full resolution.

 

Corner rooms access on 6th floor of Sofitel Berlin Kurfüstendamm. A different kind of art, or excerpt from a horror film.
Corner rooms access on 6th floor of Sofitel Berlin Kurfüstendamm. A different kind of art, or an excerpt from a horror film.
Gleisdreieck (tracks triangle) stop of U2 metro line. All windows on the trains were covered with Brandenburg Gate image.
Gleisdreieck (tracks triangle) stop of U2 metro line. All windows on the trains were covered with Brandenburg Gate image.
Though not an image of any artistic value, I love this gate, the quadriga and victory column behind in the middle of Tiergarten. Brandenburg Gate in its all glory.
Though not an image of any artistic value, I love this gate, the quadriga and victory column behind in the middle of Tiergarten. Brandenburg Gate in all its glory.
Buildings at Potsdamerplatz; new business centre of the city with Sony Center's Bahn Tower is home to Deutsche Bahn, German railway administration, on the left, and Ritz Carlton Berlin on the right, adjacent to the Sony Center complex.
Buildings at Potsdamerplatz; new business centre of the city. Sony Center’s Bahn Tower is home to Deutsche Bahn, German railway administration, on the left. Ritz Carlton Berlin on the right, adjacent to the Sony Center complex.
Upward panaromic shot - Inside Sony Center: 960 tons of steel, fabric and glass that creates one of the largest roofs of the world. Under the dome, you can find whatever you need: Cinema, cafes, shops, offices... Even the remains of a once famous hotel.
Upward panoramic shot – Inside Sony Center: 960 tons of steel, fabric and glass that creates one of the largest roofs of the world. Under the dome, you can find whatever you need: Cinema, cafes, shops, offices… Even the remains of a once famous hotel. Exposure control stays fixed through the panorama and I began from the down; the roof was overexposed.
In the Stadtmitte, (middle city) everybody is moving around with bikes.
In the Stadtmitte (literally city middle) everybody is moving around with bikes.
Bikes and double decker tour buses are common.
Bikes and double decker tour buses are common.
A serious and visible plumbling goes on through the city. They say that these pipes draw ground water from construction sites to provide stable foundations.
A serious and visible plumbing goes on through the city. They say that these pipes draw ground water from construction sites to provide stable foundations.
Topographie des Terrors - Togopgraphy of Terror is a well preserved portion of Berlin Wall and a history museum about what happened around the Wall, during Cold War era.
Topographie des Terrors – Togopgraphy of Terror is a well preserved portion of Berlin Wall and a history museum about what happened around the Wall, during Cold War era.
LP12 - Leipzigerplatz 12 is the formal address of Mall of Berlin, one of the largest malls in the world. Also there are some amusement lying around, waiting to be discovered. Like this three floor high slide.
LP12 – Leipzigerplatz 12 is the formal address of Mall of Berlin, one of the largest malls in the world. Also there are some amusement lying around, waiting to be discovered. Like this three floor high slide.
Glinka street 24 houses the German Ministry of Famliy Affairs (literally Ministry of Family, Seniors, Women and Youth). And there rushes in a carriage.
Glinka street 24 houses the German Ministry of Famliy Affairs (literally Ministry of Family, Seniors, Women and Youth). And there rushes in a carriage.
At the junction of Glinka and Jäger streets. The skies cannot decide what to do. Rain or go on shining?
At the junction of Glinka and Jäger streets. The skies cannot decide what to do. Rain or go on shining?
It is inevitable that I look for a robot like Gipsy Danger after seeing the street name.
It is inevitable that I look for a robot like Gipsy Danger after seeing the street name. Nothing showed up. Sorry.

 

I was Berliner for a short time. I’d love to live there and become Berliner after what I’ve experienced. Not “a berliner”.  As Eddie Izzard adequately puts, I am not and do not ever intend to be a f***ing donut.

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