The World Press Photo 2012 Exhibition is being held right now at Berlin Friedrichstraße Station until the 22nd of October. The Exhibition contains over 150 pictures from all over the world, events that happened in 2011. The winners were selected from over 100,000 images submitted to the contest and all the prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries over the course of a year.
Category - Exhibitions
The City of Berlin created a huge, walkable city map which presents the Berlin of today, as part of the upcoming festivities of the 775th anniversary of Berlin which will take place on October 28th. The map is covered with huge colored pins, each one of them telling a story about the places they are stuck into and visitors can read about events happened there during the last 775 years.
STROKE N°7 took place in Berlin, artists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Mexico, Spain and many more countries around the world joined their forces to represent Urban Art as an emerging global postmodern art development without any attitudes or academic prejudices. From painting to streetart, graffiti, illustration or photography the URBAN ART FAIR represented finest in Urban Art.
The young international art scene came to Berlin to celebrate the capitals reputation as electric breeding ground for young emerging art and its corresponding lifestyle. New this year, ANIMAX and URBAN ART FAIR cooperated and brought the aesthetics of anime “on stage” during the fair.
Again this year, the International Electronics Fair ( IFA ) took place in Berlin, with the world’s leading tech companies presenting their newest products in 26 fair halls to hundreds of thousands of visitors. New this year, TEDxBerlin was held simultaneously at Berlin’s exhibition center as part of this year’s electronics week.
I spent the last week in Cologne, to visit this year’s gamescom (fourth time now without visiting the Cologne Cathedral, next time for sure!) and like last year I got invited by different developers and publishers to watch a couple of presentations about upcoming games.
As always, to get more information about your favorite games, just visit the different gaming websites.
I also took some time to walk around and take some photos, most of them are from the press day, the public days this year were just too crowded.
Berlin Landmarks built of bricks, not the usual kind of bricks, but LEGO bricks. The LEGO Discovery Center Berlin is a huge underground playground with many attractions, but while the majority of those attractions is aimed for a younger audience, the miniature versions of Berlins most famous landmarks are quite impressive.
A collection of amazing photographs showing the European wildlife can be seen in front of Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) from 22 May to 27 July 2012. Wild Wonders of Europe, a unique outdoor photo exhibition on biological diversity in Europe presented by the Federal Environment Ministry of Germany.
100 Photographs, taken in all 48 countries of Europe, reflect the natural wonders of our continent, with the the goal to raise the visitors’ awareness of the value and the delicate balance of nature.
The ITB, the world’s leading international travel trade fair has ended yesterday, after 3 days for trade visitors and 2 days for the general public. It was again the platform where the worldwide tourism industry could obtain information, sign contracts, cultivate contacts and identify moods. For five days Berlin’s exhibition halls were the meeting place and the focal point for the international tourism world.
And for the first time, on the evening preceding the start of ITB Berlin, a reception was held for bloggers from all over the world, organized specifically to serve the interests of bloggers, this event attracted over 120 of them from more than 10 countries. Seems like the blogging scene will be more and more important for future events and exhibitions.
Therefore, here are my impressions from the last two days:
The International Green Week (ger: Grüne Woche) is the world’s biggest exhibition for the food, agricultural, and horticultural industries. Established in 1926 it takes place for the 77th time in 2012. Countries from around the world presenting their culinary delights to over 400.000 visitors.
So it’s all about food, how to produce it, how to cook it, how to eat it. 26 hall complexes covering an area of 115,000 square metres. Approximately 100,000 items of food, luxury foods and beverages from all over the world, thousands of pets and over 30,000 plants in bloom are just some of the impressive statistics of this event.
Ever wanted to try a Crocodile Burger, a Kangaroo Steak or an Elk Schnaps? What about the famous English Toffee, German Käsespätzle or a Shark Soup? With a new scent around every corner, I had a lot of fun eating all the different things I’ve never tasted before.