It’s this time of the year again, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom throughout the city and instead of taking part in the annual Cherry Blossom Celebration at Berlin’s Gardens of the World, I thought I should pay the Japanese Embassy a visit.
Built between 1938 and 1942 and designed by Ludwig Moshammer, damaged during WWII and rebuilt in 1987, the Japanese Embassy is one of 166 foreign representations in Berlin.
And as the national flower of Japan, it’s pretty obvious that even “little Japan” has its very own Cherry Blossom Trees.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the second part of the “Amazing Spider-Man Film Series”, celebrated its German Premiere on Tuesday April 14, at the Sony Center in Berlin, with director Marc Webb and producer Matt Tolmach.
Like last time, the main cast, Andrew Garfield, and Emma Stone were part of the celebrations, but this year, together with Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan with his wife, Anna Wood.
A former Soviet space capsule was exhibited at the Jüdische Mädchenschule in Berlin from April 4-7. The capsule, named Vozvrashchayemyi Apparat, is scheduled to be sold at auction in Brussels on May 7.
The 1850kg heavy device, which could carry three astronauts, went to the moon and back two times in the late 1970s. Two Sokol-KV2 Space Suits were also displayed together with the interior electronics.
A new shopping mall opened its doors to the public today in Berlin, located in the western area of downtown Berlin (near Kurfürstendamm), next to the Berlin Zoo, the newly reopened Zoo Palast and facing the new Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
The Bikini Berlin is Berlin’s first Concept Mall, on about 17,000m², you can find a collection of carefully selected and perfectly matched boutiques, concept and flagship stores as well as restaurants and service providers.
You also have a great view on Berlin’s Zoo and its animal kingdom through a panoramic window while drinking a coffee at the bar or enjoying the sun on the terrace.
The German Premiere of Divergent (Ger. Die Bestimmung) took place today, April 1st, in Berlin, with director Neil Burger and the main cast Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
Divergent is the film adaption of the same-named novel written by Veronica Roth and is also the first installment in the Divergent film series, followed by Insurgent and Allegiant.