Probably the most famous construction in my part of Berlin, the “Port Bridge of Tegel” how it’s called oficially. However, nobody is calling the bridge like that. It’s simply Sechserbrücke, a name that reaches back to times where you had to pay 5 Pfennig, called “Sechser”, to cross the river.
It’s been one of the last days of summer in Tegel, one of the last days to catch the green leaves on the trees. But now autumn started (or better: is about to finish) and soon the lake will be frozen and covered by snow. No matter what time of the year it is. Tegel, that place is always beautiful.
Tegel, the place where I grew up and the place where I currently live. When people come to visit me, almost always I hear them say “You really still live in Berlin? I thought it would be much more chaotic in such a big city.” Well yeah, it is. But luckily there are parts which are quite relaxed. And Tegel is one of them. And that what makes Berlin so awesome. It’s a huge city with all advantages and disadvantages. But still there are so many green areas that make you forget you’re in one of the biggest towns of Europe.
One of the first days when I got my tripod I walked with my girlfriend along Lake Tegel (Tegeler See) to use it a bit and try to take some nice shots. We didn’t catch too many good pictures that day, but with this one I’m happy. It’s the central point on the Greenwich Promenade in Tegel where people sometimes come to rest a bit after work and enjoy the sunset.
Welcome to my new Blog!
How should I start? Well, this is gonna be a Blog were you can discover a new photo everyday you’re visiting it. I want to start it, with a picture that is taken something like 5 minutes away and which was one of the first pictures taken with my first Canon Camera. It seems i got very lucky early on and so it is still one of my favourite pictures.
The lake is called “Tegeler See”, located in North-West Berlin in a nice, calm area where I grew up. You might know the region from the Tegel Airport.