Yuuki Concert Animuc 2011

I’m in Munich right now at this year’s Animuc in Fürstenfeldbruck. The Animuc is a cosplay convention for the southern part of Germany. This year’s special Guest is the japanese singer and writer Yuuki, today she gave a little concert for a few hundred visitors and I was really lucky to get some amazing shot of this great show.

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Körperwelten – Body Worlds – Berlin 2011

Fascinating and informative, BODY WORLDS “Körperwelten” is back in Berlin with its newest exhibition, “The Story of a Heart”. More than 32 million people have seen this exhibition so far, featuring a unique collection of over 200 authentic human specimens including whole-body plastinates, organs and translucent body slices.

The BODY WORLDS exhibitions are first-of-their-kind exhibitions through which visitors learn about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human bodies, using an extraordinary process called Plastination a groundbreaking method for specimen preservation invented by Dr. von Hagens in 1977.

The exhibition was held till the 14th of August 2011 at Postbahnhof / Berlin Ostbahnhof, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8.

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Cherry Blossom Festival Berlin 2011

„Beotkkot Chukje“, „Shang Mei“ and „Hanami“, again this year, the Cherry Blossom Festival took place in Berlin’s Gardens of the World with many shows, performers, cosplayers and of course sakura trees.

The cherry blossom (sakura) is the national flower of Japan. To honor its beauty, and short life span, the Japanese celebrate its arrival with a yearly festival. Friends will gather under the trees to enjoy rice wine (sake), sing songs, and celebrate the coming of spring.

In Berlin, the Japanese, the Chinese and the Koreans celebrated this day together on Sunday, 17. April.

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Berlin Victory Column renovated

Last year, I mentioned that Berlin’s Siegessäule (Victory Column) is under construction. Now, the scaffold was removed and the golden Statue of Victoria again shines in all her glory in the middle of the Great Star.

During the refurbishment works, about 1200 gram of gold leaf were put on the bronze sculpture of Victoria, which is 8.3 meters high and weighs about 35 tons. If you want to pay her a visit, you have to climb 285 steps upstairs to reach the observation platform on top of the monument. There is no elevator but your effort will be rewarded with a great view on Berlin Tiergarten.

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Jellyfish Discovery at Sealife Berlin

The Sealife Berlin got a new area, the Jellyfish Discovery. I was invited to the opening ceremony yesterday and I think I got some amazing shots of all these slimy tiny creatures.

Unlike most other marine creatures, and despite their stunning beauty and great variety, jellyfish are rarely given the attention they deserve. Now you can marvel at their infinite colours, graceful motion and ghost-like forms in a spellbinding spectacle that reveals their mysterious lives and world in a totally new light.

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