Pictures and Music

Berlin has been undergoing rapid changes for at least ten years now, and it’s almost a daily occurrence to read about a group of angry residents who are incensed at the destruction of a local landmark building. To be fair, many of the buildings marked for destruction are dilapidated and the cost of renovation prohibitive. So without the potential for investors the next step for such building is inevitable, although the replacements are usually eyesores.

But all is not doom and gloom, there is still a large number of interesting places around Berlin to take pictures and amongst my favorite locations are the S-Bahn stations, such as the subject of today’s picture, which is S-Bahn station Friedrichstraße. The station is ultra-modern underneath but the ribbed structure of the upper tracks has been retained and I love it. There are other interesting stations about, but few with the raw potential for graphic images this station has.

While I was processing this image I was reminded of the Tom Waits song Starving In the Belly of the Whale

It may be me just being fanciful; but I’ve got it playing as I write and it suits the picture fine.


FujiFilm X20, 50mm, f2.5, 1200sec, ISO100


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