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Andrew James Kirkwood (chromographix)
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Ray of Light. When an artist applies paint with a brush, he does so in order to control the colours reflected from the canvas, but he rarely tries to achieve realism, not every image has to be crisp and well defined, often it’s the very imperfections, the…
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May Day, also known as the day after Walpurgisnacht, a gathering of witches in the night on the “Brocken”, the highest peek in the Harz mountains, all waiting for the spring to arrive. But for us lesser mortals it’s just another of those annoying public…
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Teufelsberg, the devil’s mountain, it sounds like something out of a Grimm’s fairy tale, inhabited by evil stepmothers and angry dwarfs, but no such worries here, it’s actually just one of the huge piles of rubble created from the damage to Berlin during…
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There’s plenty to photograph at this former railway-siding, parts of it have been left abandoned, rusting and overgrown rails are now a tangled nature reserve, but there’s also a skateboarding and basketball park, graffiti artists busily spray away on the…
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The “Alex” to the locals, this square has variously been a cattle market, a military parade ground, and is now, together with the surrounding area, a huge pedestrian-shopping-zone and the most visited in the whole of Berlin. The “Fersehturm”, the…
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The Siegessäule (Victory Column) was originally erected in 1873 to commemorate victory over the Danes but by the time it was inaugurated, Prussia had also defeated Austria and France, giving the column a whole new purpose. The cannon barrels which…
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This museum exhibits a large number of historical technical objects, originally with an emphasis on rail transport, it now houses various collections of industrial technology, including both marine and aviation. The roundhouses, rebuilt from the…
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Competition: UPR Berlin 2017 “Twelve hours, Six themes, Eighteen photos, Four checkpoints” 1st place & Best theme: 4 – Time traveller & Best theme: 5 – Tear down this wall (Reagan) Click to view in lightbox. #berlin #chromographix © Andrew James Kirkwood…
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Since its abandonment this former railway yard, and typical deserted industrial area, has become a natural rich inner-city jungle. Certain buildings have been preserved, such as the Brückenmeisterei and the water-tower, and an old steam locomotive can be…
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A winter walk to the Jagdschloss Grunewald and a visit to a very traditional Xmas market. This Xmas market is only open for this one weekend, so it’s not something to be missed if at all possible. Situated in the grounds of the Grunewald hunting lodge, it…
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