This week I’ve been sifting through a load of old pictures which is a great exercise in procrastination if ever there was one.
Most of them will never see the light of day outside of our own four walls because they were taken in pre-digital days in the form of prints or transparencies, but here are some that were taken digitally in 2015.
Each October since 2004 Berlin brightens up the Autumn evenings by staging the Festival of Lights.
Landmark buildings and monuments are turned into an amazing light art festival, and although there’s not much to say about them, I’ve decided to include a selection as a gallery for posterity.
The Hotel de Rome may not be on the list of Berlin’s impressive landmarks, but its contribution to the Festival of Lights was certainly impressive.
Unlike the Berliner Dom, this was a work of art in 3D motion and would have been much better if I had taken a video of it.
The theme represented the Far East and included a dragon that seemed to stretch out into the crowd. Difficult to capture these things on a still camera but quite breathtaking.
Each year the focal point of the Festival of Lights is the Brandenburg Gate, and in 2015 there was an exciting 3D display lasting half an hour.
There were entries from 6 different countries making up the display and the audience were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite. The contestants were from Spain, France, Poland, Hungary, Australia and a joint effort from Germany and Bulgaria who were the eventual winners.