View From Above

Die Draufsicht
  • <em>All text and images by SL Wong unless otherwise stated</em>

    All text and images by SL Wong unless otherwise stated

  • In the top right, the city centre is supposed to be visible from Berlin's highest hills, the Müggelberge. - <em>by SL Wong</em>

    In the top right, the city centre is supposed to be visible from Berlin's highest hills, the Müggelberge. - by SL Wong

  • The Reichstag affords some views of West Berlin, but mainly of the Tiergarten. - <em>by SL Wong</em>

    The Reichstag affords some views of West Berlin, but mainly of the Tiergarten. - by SL Wong

  • Likewise, Wenders' angels from the top of the <em>Siegessäule</em> would have gazed upon a Tiergarten canopy. - <em>by SL Wong</em>

    Likewise, Wenders' angels from the top of the Siegessäule would have gazed upon a Tiergarten canopy. - by SL Wong

  • Ah, the city centre with the Fernsehturm, taken from the Französchischer Dom in Gendarmenmarkt. - <em>by SL Wong</em>

    Ah, the city centre with the Fernsehturm, taken from the Französchischer Dom in Gendarmenmarkt. - by SL Wong

  • The view from within the city centre is not bad, taken here from the Park Inn Berlin-Alexander Platz. - <em>by SL Wong</em>

    The view from within the city centre is not bad, taken here from the Park Inn Berlin-Alexander Platz. - by SL Wong

  • Nothing of course beats the view from an airplane .. - <em>by SK Mandal</em>

    Nothing of course beats the view from an airplane .. - by SK Mandal

  • .. Unless it's the city skyline from the Dörferblick in the southern Rudow locality - bingo! - <em>by SL Wong</em>

    .. Unless it's the city skyline from the Dörferblick in the southern Rudow locality - bingo! - by SL Wong

Photographing a bird’s eye-view of Berlin is not easy: it’s very flat and doesn’t have big city skylines. But that’s part of the capital’s charm. However, that is slowly being changed by a highrise boom. Ignoring the obvious Fernsehturm (TV Tower) option, I attempted to photograph city vistas from various locations.

Read related stories about the Mueggelberge, the Reichstag, Wim Wenders and the Siegessaeule and the effects of flying between Berlin and Malaysia.

Experienced: 30.11.2008 || Recounted: 15.01.2016 Click here for bigger map
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