Last month, I visited Berlin for the first time in more than 5 years. Well, more than 15 years, considering that I spent the previous time trapped in a shopping mall with -20ºC outside. Each of my previous visits had a fundamental purpose – visiting family. I hardly did any sightseeing, and part of me knew I was missing out on something big.
This time, I wanted to sense Berlin. Its latent history and culture. Its edgy, trendy and modern side. I wanted to understand the Berlin that had bewitched so many youngsters. I couldn’t have chosen any better time for my visit, as it coincided with the Festival of Lights.
The Festival of Lights is an annual celebration held in Berlin during 12 nights every October. As soon as the sun falls, the city is lit up with spectacular installations and performances contributed by both, local and international artists. The festival offers from laser animations and colorful light art to mind-blowing 3D projection mapping on the city’s landmarks.
Since pictures don’t really justify the amazing spectacle, I’ve created a short video taking two different 3D projections I filmed during the weekend. Enjoy!!
If you want to find out more about Berlin’s yearly Festival of Lights or plan on attending next year, click here.