Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Berlin Festival of Lights & Some Shop Windows

So the trip to Berlin was lovely as the weather was cool but sunny and blue sky perfect for lots of walking!  Apart from shopping - and yes there was an orange bag in amongst the shopping - there was plenty to see and eat!  First off my trip coincided with The Festival of Lights where some of the big buildings were specially lit at night - it made a really pretty sight:-
The music hall(?) at Gendarmenmarkt.

The Brandenburg Tor

This building had the French flag projected
on it with  a ballerina doing Swan Lake
across it - you can just make it out.

The windows at the Berlin branch of Galleries Lafayette had some interesting displays:-
Here some rather unusual glass stilettos - a collaboration between the Champagne House of Piper Heidsieck and French shoe designer Christian Louboutin.  Whatever next?!

The fish net clad champagne
bottle - ohh la la!

The advert.

Then something more tame from French shoe makers Repetto - I liked this lovely ballet inspired window!

During the day there were lots of things to see as well such as Checkpoint Charlie-

And something you do not always see on the street!

And the Grosse Stern newly restored - it looked stunning in the bright sunlight!

And the Berlin skyline (part of it) seen from KaDeWe.


  1. Looks like you had a great trip. Love the ballett dress in the window, perfect for reppetto.

    PS: It is the concert hall; music hall conjures up a different style of music.

  2. Dear SA,

    What a lovely time you must have had! To think I was up to my ears in DIY at the same time...I know where I'd rather have been. Another orange bag ~ can't wait for the reveal!!

    As ever, thank you for sharing...PPx

  3. Bienchen - oops LOL concert hall it is - will change it to amend the impression! I coudln;t think of the name when I wrote it! SA:-)

  4. PP - thank you sweetie - yes must get the contents of the orange bag photographed!! SAx