Guten tag Berlin

Last week I took up residence in Berlin, Germany and am making it my home for the next three months. I’m working as an au pair for two little girls and living in Mitte, right in the centre of the city. I’m still not sure if I’m trendy enough to be here, but I’m loving the abundance of culture, anything-goes fashion, left-wing + eco-minded lifestyles and of course street art. And I’m trying to address the lack of trendiness.

Yesterday I visited the East Side Gallery. I saw Kim Jong Un (see pic below and also http://on.fb.me/11a4otz). I love street art, it’s definitely something I’d like to see more of in Sydney, and I’ve included my favourite pieces from the wall below.

Plans are underway for the wall to be removed to make way for some fancy schmancy new buildings. Everyone up to David Hasselhoff has become involved in protesting against it, so if you feel so inclined, check out the online petition at http://www.change.org/eastsidegallery (and don’t forget to click the button to translate the page into English!).

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A classic Berlin Wall image – still so evocative.

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Kim on tour

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West side

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