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.
Earth Hour 2013 took place on Saturday, March 23-2013 in over 7000 cities, towns and municipalities in more than 150 countries and territories around the globe and again this year, Berlin was one of those cities.
Exact at 8:30pm, the Brandenburger Tor went black for a whole hour and during this hour Singer-Songwriter Ashley Hicklin performed his song “City Lights” unplugged and a neon sign, showing the slogan “Ja zur Energiewende!” was illuminated by a group of WWF Members riding bicycles.
Even the most visited place in Berlin rests quietly on an early Monday morning.
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.
Today was international pillow fights day and cities around the world celebrated this day with a massive pillow fight flashmobs on famous places and landmarks.
As you can see, in Berlin, the flashmob was held right in front of the Brandenburg Gate and about one thousand people of all ages fought a merciless war with their pillows, big and small, even though the weather was pretty cold and rainy.
More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. In 2012, a new record was set, with 150 countries and territories across 6,494 towns and cities around the world.
In Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate, the Television Tower and the Red City Hall went completely dark for one hour from 8:30pm – 9:30pm on Saturday 31.03.2012. As part of the event, a map of the world was created by the WWF, using hundreds of colored-paper-surrounded tealights in front of the Brandenburg Gate. In addition, lanterns designed like the earth were handed out to the audience.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the relationship between Germany and Japan, light was used to project the word “Peace” in languages from around the world on Berlin’s most representative landmark, the Brandenburg Gate. One program, 2 different Parts, with orchestral music and an amazing art-light-show, enchanted hundreds of visitors for about 30 minutes.
Berlin, Pariser Platz, 27°C, a small helicopter is hovering above the Brandenburg Gate, suddenly a group of GSG9 Special Forces is jumping out of the helicopter, attached with a parachute and a smoke flare gun. Thousand of tourists waiting for them to land in the middle of the Pariser Platz right in front of the Brandenburg Gate.
The Berlin Federal Police celebrated its 60th Anniversary yesterday on August 20th 2011, with a big street festival and the GSG9 paratroopers as a special event.
More than half a million demonstrators and spectators were present at this years Parade. It was a diverse crowd: Men and women, gay and straight, young and old, from Berlin and all over the world.
The CSD Parade is a political demonstration. Every year there is a motto, and a list of demands for political changes that are necessary for the equality and acceptance of LGBT persons.
And of course it is also an opportunity to throw a big party down the streets of Berlin. There are dance beats, brilliant costumes, decorated floats, and the occasional naked upper body.
The record-breaking German/American classical violinist and recording artist David Garrett got his very own wax figure today at Madame Tussauds Berlin.
The measuring in London took hours, as the portrayal should be exact: from every single hair over teeth and the last point of toe every detail was originally replicated. The musician of North American and German descent also gave his own jewelry and worn dresses to the wax figure. Even the pose was chosen by himself.
David himself revealed his wax figure today at 7pm, sadly without giving us a little concert.