A Neoclassical Night in Berlin

The Altes Museum

The architecture on and around Museum Island is impressive to say the very least.  I spent a couple of nights photographing the buildings along the banks of the River Spree and the canals nearby.  The lighting on many of the buildings at night adds to the majestic feel which seems appropriate given the enormous efforts to restore them since Germany’s reunification.  Above is the Altes Museum and below is Berliner Dom which shares the Lustgarten and its central fountain.

Berliner Dom - © Christopher Martin-8972

Further down the river, I caught the moon rising across the river from the Berliner Dom.  I loved the reflection of the lights in the water.

Berliner Dom and the rising moon - © Christopher Martin-8950

A long exposure as a night cruise passed by this outdoor party blurred the lights on the water – and a couple of people along the boardwalk.

Night parties along the Spree - © Christopher Martin-8931

I finished the late night walkabout with a stroll back to the Brandenburg Tor to photograph the eastern side with the absence of the masses that visit during the day and evening.  Afterwards, I crossed to the western side and photographed light trails under the gate.

Brandenburg Tor before dawn - © Christopher Martin-7660

5 responses

  1. Pingback: Flashback Friday – A park lane to Neues Palais | Christopher Martin Photography

  2. Amazing night shots!

    August 1, 2016 at 5:38 am

  3. Wonderful photos!

    July 31, 2016 at 10:13 pm

  4. Love these pictures and the writing with it is well written. I have just started a new blog for just my photos at Forever Nomad Photography. I am not half as good as you but if you could give some advice that would be great. Just starting out taking my photos more seriously. I did a night time walk round London and am planning to do Budapest soon.

    July 31, 2016 at 3:37 pm

  5. Gorgeous Photography! Thank you for the adventures!

    July 31, 2016 at 12:42 pm

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