Experiencing Berlin – Festival of Lights 2012

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 -20ÂșC 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.

Berlin Festival of Lights 2012

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.

Berlin Festival of Lights 2012

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.

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4 Responses to “Experiencing Berlin – Festival of Lights 2012”

  1. ZhuNovember 7, 2012 at 3:05 AM #

    It’s such an edgy city now! I have yet to visit but it’s on my to do list. Great night shots by the way!

  2. KristinaNovember 8, 2012 at 3:11 AM #

    I love Berlin! One of my most favorite places ever! And the light festival looks fantastic, I went to a similar one here in Melbourne, but it was clearly not as spectacular as the one in Berlin!! x

  3. ReaseNovember 8, 2012 at 3:20 PM #

    The video wouldn’t play :( it said it was private. The photos look great though!

  4. SarabellNovember 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM #

    I wanted to see the video but it’s saying it’s private. Please let me know if you change that!

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