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GEOFFREYJAMES

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The new tourism
« on: February 18, 2013, 03:41:36 PM »

Just for fun.  I went twice to Berlin last year,  a city I hadn't visited in 30 years.  Loved it,  but mass tourism certainly leaves its mark.  Leica M9,  28 mm elmarit
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Re: The new tourism
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 03:48:55 AM »

So that's Berlin. It looks so - new, and so - just like everywhere else. Those Segways are everywhere - I must try to snap a shot of a small herd of them from Canberra, Australia, preferably with a backdrop of Kangaroos. Thanks for the glimpses.
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Re: The new tourism
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 11:28:38 AM »

Ken,  it is also,  especially in the former east sector,  a remarkably funky place with squats and punks everywhere,  although the developers are rapidly moving in.  It's probably the cheapest city in Europe,  and I have a lot of good conversations there
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Re: The new tourism
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 11:31:26 AM »

So that's Berlin. It looks so - new, and so - just like everywhere else. Those Segways are everywhere - I must try to snap a shot of a small herd of them from Canberra, Australia, preferably with a backdrop of Kangaroos. Thanks for the glimpses.

Well, it is pretty new. About 68 years old now. If there hadn't been a war it wouldn't look like everywhere else, but unexpected and unpleasant changes often are the result of hubris.
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Re: The new tourism
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 11:35:18 AM »

I really like the one with Darth Vader. I don't know if it's street or just whimsical, but the guide book in the pocket, the Darth Vader, and the memorial statue all together is good stuff.
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Re: The new tourism
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 11:57:51 AM »

Andrew,  The "memorial statues"  are mimes! 
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Re: The new tourism
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 12:31:41 PM »

Ah! I should have noticed the little box! Actually I did notice it, but dismissed it, and the dolly as well, as curious elements I decided I didn't much care about. How nice to see them, now!
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