This is Brandenburger Gate in Berlin by night. It’s a very famous and historic place. You may read about it here

To me, this is also a historic place. The only other time I was in Berlin was when I was 17 and went there with my school class. My father gave me his SLR (which in turn gave him opportunity to buy himself a new one) and a rough course in using it. So that trip set me up to photography.
I was madly in love with Marianne, one of my classmates, and I was literally holding her hand all the time, so I didn’t take that many pictures. However, I managed somehow to take some shots of this, from the other side, though. This side was East Berlin then. It was also night shots then.

It was really wonderful to revisit this place.


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  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image and it work’s so well in mono

  • Thank you very much, Hans. Really appreciated.

    – Kofoed

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 4 years ago

    Great night shot Kofoed.

  • Thanks a lot, Sharon. Very much appreciated.

    – Kofoed

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    lovely work, great capture…..

  • Thank you very much, my Lithuanian friend. Really appreciated.

    – Kofoed

  • Þórdis B.
    Þórdis B.over 4 years ago

    It is a mighty gate a mighty place Keld. Your procession is very good just perfect.

  • Thanks awfully much, Thordis. Very much appreciated.

    – Kofoed

  • BettinaSchwarz
    BettinaSchwarzover 4 years ago

    giving me goosebumps …
    as one who was born in Berlin, left at age 7, visited at age 17 (just a few years after the wall had come down) … and now having had the opportunity to visit often in the past three years …
    … my mom’s name was Marianne …

    ok, beyond all my own sentiments of nostalgia
    This is a fabulous shot Keld … wonderful!

  • I’m glad you got the goosebumps, Bettina. I sure had that also when I was there the other night. Last time I was there, there was an ugly wall across the square on the other side and a sign saying: “Achtung! Sie Verlassen jetz West-Berlin!”
    (This Marianne was born and still lives on this island – but quite a coincidence!)
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments, and thanks awfully much for the favouriting, Bettina. I am honoured.

    – Kofoed

  • InPort
    InPortover 4 years ago

    G’day KELD!

    A very romantic and poignant story and a superb photograph of this famous gate to back it up. Exquisite exposure, wonderful tonal range and sweet contrast are the technical refinements but to know your heart and soul went into the making of this shot adds such warmth and humanity.


  • Thank you so very much, Dennis. Your warm and wonderful comments are highly valued. And you’re right, my heart and soul is into this image.
    And thanks awfully much for the favouriting. It’s a great honour to me.

    – Kofoed

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 4 years ago

    Beautifully done Kofed

  • Thanks very much, Paul. Really appreciated.

    – Kofoed

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Superb image Keld!!

  • Thank you very much, Marvin. I appreciate that very much.

    – Kofoed

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 4 years ago

    Excellent image Kofoed..and with such special memories!!lol..*-)

  • Thank you so very much, Deb. Very much appreciated.

    – Kofoed

  • Kofoed
    Kofoedover 4 years ago

    Thanks very much to Travelbug for favouriting this. I’m honoured.

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