It's my dad's birthday and my sister is moving back from Seattle after 2 years - so several reasons to visit the city I have the most ambivalent feelings towards. Yes, Berlin is ugly, but it's also great for cycling and offers lots of parks and green spaces. Yes, Berliners are famous for their rudeness, but they are also refreshingly outspoken and relaxed. Yes, winters are extremely cold and grey, but the summers can be tropical. And most important of all - my family and old friends live there. Also, I'm so ready for a break… Love & Kisses!
pic: Helmut Newton from the book 'Berlin – Portrait of a City'