There’s an incredible feeling when you arrive somewhere that just captivates you from the bottom of your gut and turns your world upside down. Berlin was everything that I desired and much more. It completely blew me away. It caught me off guard. I wasn’t ready to fall in love so quickly.
I immediately loved the rushed pace of the city, the architecture, the subcultures and everything in between that makes Berlin the “New York of Europe”. Artistically speaking, I couldn’t be happier, in every corner you can find an alternative space dedicated to arts, crafts and music. I was also fortunate to already know some of the locals so I had little tours with them where I got to know the kind of lifestyle you can find on the capital of Germany.
One of the things that drawn me immediately to the Berlin scene was how cosmopolitan a city can be. I really felt I was in a place free of any judgement, barriers or prejudice. It felt as sophisticated as it should be: an urban metropolitan that embraces the new and the old in one beautiful city. Like David Bowie once said “The greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.”
The city vibe defined my presence as a civilian. It dared me to dream higher, to carve bold statements such has “Live Bold or Die Boring!”. Berlin is political and artsy at the same time, even the suburbs of the city, it shows the scars of the past almost in each building and makes you don’t forget how peace is a delicate state of mind and it’s our responsibility as a society to learn how to preserve it.
All around the city you can see clear marks of ghosts and voices that explode from every poster, graffiti, painting, sculpture and any form of self expressionism. I find thrilling the raw emotion present in each art form. From time to time I’ll visit Berlin, promised. Also wouldn’t mind working there… for any reason in particular.