Category: Architecture

The City At Night: The Berliner Philharmonie

[caption id="attachment_4436" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Berliner Philharmonie Full[/caption] As the days continue to get shorter and we hurtle towards the Winter Solstice (December 21st), its time to whip out that camera and own the night. The hush of empty streets, the crisp cold air and the enchanting glow of electrical light framing the structures of the city. There is something inherently calming about photography at night. One of the most striking opportunities for sans-sun shooting in Berlin lies close to Postdamer Platz, in the former Cold War West of the city – the Berliner Philharmonie. [caption id="attachment_4437" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Berliner Philharmonie Side Detail One[/caption] Designed by Hans Scharoun, the Berliner Philharmonie was completed in 1963 to replace the original venue, destroyed in 1944 during a British air raid. Comprised of two large concert halls (the smaller of the two added in the 1980s), the Philharmonie has a combined capacity of 3,620. It is located on Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße -…