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Berlin  - A Stolen Moment

Looking at the buildings from behind or sideways, almost as if they are not aware of being admired, feels like stealing something from the city, much like a child peeking through the gap in an open door...

No one, or rather - very few people, would enjoy gazing out the window of crowded bus, only to meet the faces of other frustrated drivers stuck in a traffic jam. However, staring into the pitch black during an underground ride, only to be jolted into the present by the hospital lights reflecting at the metro stop, is where this moment is stolen from. Exploring Berlin through its S-Banh (overground) train. Aside from its funky train stations, ( Ostkreuz could deserve a verse in T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land for its surrounding, and entering Friedrichstrasse makes you feel like Pinocchio entering the whale), there are moments during a trip on the S-Bahn that are worth treasuring. Between Hackescher Marker and Alexanderplatz station, while the tracks crackle and the uneven movement of the train cradles you, there is a view. For no more than 10 seconds you will be able to witness the Museumsinsel, Berlin cathedral and the Fernsehturm together. All of these iconic buildings, representing the old, the new and the spirit of the city pushed together not by geography but by perspective - suddenly feel temporarily new. Looking at the buildings from behind or sideways, almost as if they are not aware of being admired, feels like stealing something from the city, much like a child peeking through the gap in an open door, with a naïve and intimate perspective.

This moment was stolen by G.L

Words By:
Gianluca Lorenzini

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