This post is part of an ongoing series entitled ‘Picture Perfect’, published because of my wish to showcase some beautiful travel shots from around the world which didn’t quite make it into regular blog posts or which tell a story on their own and need few words, if any, to describe them.
Berlin is full of stories of buildings and areas brought back to life after the destruction of WWII. This is one of these stories, and it features the Hackesche Höfe, a number of courtyards left in dereliction after the war but then lovingly restored (or most of them). These courtyards are now one of the most visited places in central Berlin with their Art Nouveau splendor as well as some quirkier discoveries such as a 1-euro-gobbling tin monster which does not, alas, perform for everyone. Whether tiled or graffitied, the courtyards as a delightful way to spend some time exploring. Here is what I saw.
-Text and Photography by Denise Pulis @www.theartofslowtravel.com. All rights reserved.