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Dress: c/o Ghost, Shoes: Toga, Jacket: Zara, Bag: Chanel, Collar: Vintage Fox Fur and Amber
Images by: Rebecca Cofie

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
Ronald Reagan, Former President of the United States, speech at the Brandenburg Gate, 1987

And so they did.

I heard so many different points of view before going to Berlin. Some were praising the city, others were saying it was rather grimy. This made me very curious – what is the mystery behind the inconsistency of everyone’s memory of Berlin? Is it a Vienna kind of city or is it a Warsaw type?

That’s when I saw something that Jack Lang, former French culture minister, noted. He said: “Paris is always Paris and Berlin is never Berlin.” And that’s so true. If I come back in a year’s time, it will probably be a completely different experience – it’s constantly being constructed, reconstructed, deconstructed in a never ending circle. And that’s the beauty of Berlin – a city that’s buzzing yet isn’t as saturated as a beehive. A city that boasts memorable architecture but lacks in equivalents of the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame, the Big Ben.

In fact, the piece of architecture it is famous for is simply not there. And yet millions come year on year admiring this beautiful torn down nothingness.

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  1. When I was in Berlin, I didn’t think it was pretty, but a very, very interesting city nonetheless. Lots of history that is still present there, and a good, young atmosphere. I think living there must be fantastic when you’re young and looking for a more artistic, free city, if you know what I mean.
    Which you probably do, since you’ve been there 😉

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  2. I went to Berlin years ago, I found it very interesting. I saw the film maker Jim Jarmusch on the street there. I have also seen him on the streets of NY, multiple times.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  3. The consensus of my German friends is that Berlin is a city that doesn’t fit in with the rest of Germany, it’s offbeat and people make fun of it for trying to be too hipster. But then they also deride Bavaria as the root of all German stereotypes that it still lives up to so on those reviews, I’d rather just see them for myself how these places are

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  4. I know it’ll make me sound old, but I still remember that moment (though I was a kid). My aunt who lived in Eastern Germany even brought me a t-shirt with November 1989 written on it. :)
    I also heard a lot of different stories about the city and often wonder what it really is like.
    And I love the outfit – very beautiful and the jewellery is gorgeous! x

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  5. Wow you look marvelous Edita. Love the cute dress and the cool red booties. I haven’t been in Berlin yet but my sisters. They said it’s quite ugly haha. Berlin had no Eiffel Tower but the Brandenburger Tor. I think it’s worth a visit 😀

    xx

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  6. Hello lovely!! You look amazing…really love your dress and the added jacket makes it edgy. And those shoes…..woooo…love the bright pop of colour, it’s unexpected and I love that!! Marvellous marvellous…I hope you have a fun week my dear Xxx

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