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The Morning after.. Melt Festival

31 Jul

At Melt festival

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The Campsite

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The Morning after…

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Karneval der Kulturen

21 May

Impressions of the Karneval der Kulturen (carnival of culture) 19.05.2013, Berlin

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Maifest 2013

4 May

Snapshots of the  May Day  in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

1st May 2013

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images by JWP, Canon G12

St. Patrick’s Day, Berlin 2013

19 Mar
Images from the St. Patrick's Day festival 17.03.2013
at Burg am See, Ratiborstraße 14c, Kreuzberg

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All images by Jessica Weber – Patterson

Berlin Lacht- Theater Festival

27 Jul

If you happen to be near Alexanderplatz make sure you have a look out for ‘Berlin Lacht’, the International street festival. The festival is running from Wednesday 25th of July until the 5th of August. All the performances take place dotted around Alexanderplatz. Different performers from trapeze artists, clowns and jugglers from around the world, will be there to entertain you daily from 12pm until 10pm

The Hipster Olympiade

24 Jul

The Hipster Olympiade is basically ‘Olympic’ games hipster style!

What is a hipster you may ask?!

Well here is the definition as seen in the urban dictionary: “Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan cities such as New York, London, and Berlin respectively. Although “hipsterism” is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. Both hipster men and women sport similar androgynous hair styles that include combinations of messy shag cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs. Such styles are often associated with the work of creative stylists at urban salons, and are usually too “edgy” for the culturally-sheltered mainstream consumer. The “effortless cool” urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads which cater towards the hipster demographic.”

Ok now this is out of the way. you may think how do I become a hipster?? Well if you are  not  so hip then you can buy a hipster kit from  “The Hipstery” for €25 and wham you are hip!

But back to the Hipster olympiade, the main categories in the games are :

1. Hornbrillen-Weitwurf- thick rimmed glasses throwing
2. Club-Mate-Kisten-Wettrennen- Club Mate crate running
3. Vintage-Bart-Basteln- build a vintage beard
4. Jutebeutel-Sackhüpfen- cloth bag jumping
5. Bubbletea-Perlen-Tauchen- Bubble tea pearl diving
6. Konfetti-Hürden-Lauf- Konfetti hurdle jumping
7. Hipster-Konsumprodukte-der-Preis-ist-heiß- Hipster consume products Questioner
8. Vinyl-Platten-Drehen- vinyl turning

9. Skinny-Jeans-Tauziehen-skinny jeans rope pulling

Oh yes these hipsters know their shit! Here are some pics to prove it!

Warming UP!         

           

Thick rimmed glasses throwing!

 

Club Mate crate running ( Bit of an unfortunate position I captured the guys in black in-sorry)

Club Mate crate running ( Bit of an unfortunate position I captured the guys in black in-sorry)

Vintage mustache making!

How many hipsters does it take to make a beard? I have the answer on vinyl

One always goes a bit over beard!

And at the end of it all this is what the winner got!

Now you have a little insite into the live of a hipster or maybe you are a hipster and could just emphasise how super cool ja, this all was!!

Carnival of Culture

26 May

Grab your  flower garlands and dancing shoes as tomorrow is the carnival of culture. The festival has been in full swing from the 25th May, but tomorrow 27th May, is the main event, the street parade. There will be exotic street food, floats, dancers, musicians and performers from over 70 different countries. Berlin is Germany’s  most international city with over 450 000 inhabitants from all over the world. The festival was founded to celebrates such diversity.

The carnival parade starts at 12:30 p.m.at Hermannplatz, Kreuzberg

..and whats even better entry is free and it’s meant to be sunny again!!

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