Doorways and Windows
I got a small photowalk in yesterday, just before the rain and drizzle came to visit. I decided to go round some of the quieter streets in Neukölln and found myself taking photos of doorways and windows all over the place. I particularly liked the ones above because their unfinished nature, no paint, no varnish, nothing. I also liked the way that they kind of fit together. They’re almost in a similar style, enough to have a uniform look but still stand out as a bit strange.
This building caught my eye as well, I can barely even remember where I was but I remember thinking it was a particularly odd arrangement for the windows. I guess this was just a cheap way to throw up buildings that were needed in what looks to me like the 1980s, north-Neukölln was almost a forgotten corner of West Berlin at this point, and being a poorer part of a relatively poor city it looks to me like they went for functionality rather than beauty. Pretty cool though.
Ok, so hardly the best looking building in the world, but I’ve never seen so many tiled buildings before as I have in Berlin. They’re great or photography, they show a lot of age and dirt really easily, and I think they give a really good sense of atmosphere for the place, too.