I coincidentally happened to be in Berlin around the closing ceremony of Festival of Lights in Berlin this year. I was accompanied by Cherry Cross’ latest addition, Rana Sabeel Asghar (did you read his first ever blog post yet? It’s here), who is a seasoned festival goer and guided us through the different landmarks.

We started at Brandenburger Tor, which had a spectacular installation. The theme for the year was diversity, and it was so beautifully done that more than once it looked like a canvas and not a monument with pillars. I made a short video, so you can see for yourself.

We took a coffee-donut break at Dunkin Donuts, and started walking towards Alexanderplatz. Our next stop was Berliner Dom, via Bebelplatz, Staatsoper, Gendarmenmarkt and Humboldt University . These were also a busy stations, with cameras flailing in the air, and kiosks selling special balloon and tiaras aplenty. This demonstration was equally amazing, though more artsy and slapstick.

We continued walking, and finally reached Alexanderplatz. The infamous TV tower was a reflection of 2018’s tech world, and equal parts disturbing and fascinating.

This was the first time that I saw Festival of Lights live in Berlin, and can only applaud the skill, resources and hardwork it must have taken to put a light show as spectacular as this one. Dates for 2019 have not been announced yet, but I would strongly suggest that you subscribe to our newsletter as we’ll be reporting about it as soon as they are confirmed.

11th October 2018

Author: Shaheen Rajan

Need coffee, romance, fashion and manicure to survive. KHI - DXB - CGN  

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