Venetian Red in Berlin: Festival of Lights
By LIZ HAGER
Festival of Lights (Photo ©2008 Liz Hager)
Every October in Berlin over the course of 12 days light artist Andreas Boehlke and his crew put on a joyous show illuminating Berlin’s streets and monuments with spectacular designs. It attracts crowd participation. One night after dinner, we drove around the city looking for the show; by a stroke of luck our route took us by the Berliner Dom on Museum Island. The night was cold and windy. The cathedral was looking quite goth all a-glow with the fog swirling around it.
You can catch a hosted video filmed high above the events on Gendarmenmarkt; very entertaining even if you speak no German. Be sure to catch the first minute or so with the “Alex” (aka Alexander Platz) Fernsehturm (TV tower), one of Berlin’s famous landmarks. Then, if you don’t want to watch the whole thing, just scroll in to around 4:00 minutes for the crowd action.
You can catch the live action at the Brandenburg Gate on October 24 at 10pm (Berlin time) by clicking here.
The Dom Front Side (Photo ©2008 Liz Hager)
The Dom Back Side (Photos ©2008 Liz Hager)