Lichter des Respekts (eng. Lights of Respect) was a project, by the Giuseppe-Marcone-Foundation, to protest against violence and for a peaceful coexistence. The installations were designed by the artists Sofia Camargo and Thomas E. J. Klasen and painted by many citizens of Berlin.
The Giuseppe-Marcone-Foundation was founded in 2011, after the 23 years old Giuseppe Marcone was overrun by a car and died, while he was chased by two rowdies who wanted to beat him up.
About 200 differently painted lanterns were hung up in the trees throughout the Lietzenseepark in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district, during march 2014, to catch people’s attention and to encourage them to think, about what happened and how we can prevent something like that in the future.
German car maker Volkswagen started a new campaign to promote their new upcoming electronic car line e-mobility. The Event was hosted in several cities across Europe, including London, Paris and Berlin, at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport.
Visitors had the opportunity to inform themselves about the new electronic system, get a first view of the new models and even test-drive them on the large abandoned airfield.
In order to protest against the recent events happening in Russia and the general discrimination of homosexual people around the world, a Rainbow-Flame was erected in the middle of the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.
The flame, as a symbol of freedom, was lit during the same time the Olympic Games started in Sochi, Russia, on February 7, 2014 and will burn day and night until the end of the games on February 23, 2014.
The Playstation 4 will launch tomorrow in Europe, but today, Sony Computer Entertainment hosted a huge Party and an exclusive pre-sale in the middle of the Sony Center in Berlin.
Thousands waited in line, to get their hands on Sony’s new next-gen console, while Germany’s hit rapper and ambassador of coolness Mc Fitti, performed on stage.
Katy Perry visited Berlin today to promote the German launch of her new perfume Killer Queen, at the Douglas Store, Tauentzienstraße 16 at Berlin’s famous Kurfürstendamm.
The new fragrance was created by the American recording artist herself and Coty Inc, a french beauty products manufacturer and follows her first two fragrances Purr and Meow!
Every year since the beginning of time (1998), the two Berlin districts Friedrichshain (fhain) and Kreuzberg (xberg) fight an anarchic battle right in the middle of Berlin’s Oberbaum Bridge, for the title, King of the Bridge.
The Bridge, considered as one of Berlin’s landmarks, links the two districts above the Spree and separated East and West during the GDR times.
To win, you need to push you opponent back to its district and in 2013, Friedrichshain clearly dominated the fight.
Replica meets reality, a miniature version of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate was placed in front of the real Brandenburg Gate today in Berlin.
The Gate, with a scale of 1:45, is part of the LEGO Berlin Miniature City and was entirely build with 100.000 LEGO bricks.
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, together with his wife, Michelle and his two girls Sasha and Malia visited Berlin on Wednesday June 19th 2013.
During their stay, the Family stayed at Berlin’s luxury hotel, the Ritz-Carlton and while President Obama was meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, his wife and the kids visited different historical locations like the Holocast Memorial or the Checkpoint Charlie.
Their famous plane, the Air Force One, was parked at the military part of the Berlin Tegel Airport, visible for everyone through the windows of Terminal C.
KISS co-founder, bass guitarist and co-lead vocalist Gene Simmons visited Berlin today to unveil, sign and donate his new axe-shaped bass guitar to Berlin’s Hard Rock-Cafe.
After a short interview, he went straight to his car to get ready for the big KISS live concert, to celebrate their 40th anniversary at the Waldbuehne Berlin, their only concert in Germany.
Holi, the festival of colors, a Hindu religious festival to celebrate the end of the winter and the beginning of the new season, spring.
In Berlin, the festival of colors was celebrated today, Saturday 11th May 2013, and over 12.000 people gathered on a 12.000 m² area to throw colored cornmeal at each other, while dancing to Indian electro house and techno beats, religion was swapped with music.
Equality and community are the focus of attention at this day, It doesn’t matter how old you are or where you come from, on this festival, everyone is equal, equal colorful.