Berlin by night

avus berlin

Dear all,

First of all, I want to apologize for the long break. Well, I am back. The above photograph is one of the first of a series I started recently. This city has so many cool locations that it took me – and will take me much more time to figure out where it’s interesting to shoot.

Here, the location was tricky, as I was stopping pretty close to the highway where you could always be questioned by the police. So, you’d better be quick.

For those of you who are interested in motorsports, here some background information: The first national event in German Grand Prix motor racing was held at the AVUS (Automobil Verkehrs und Übungs-Straße) race circuit in southwestern Berlin in 1926 as a sports car race. The first race at AVUS, in heavy rain, was won by Germany’s native son, Rudolf Caracciola in a Mercedes-Benz. The event was marred by Adolf Rosenberger’s crash into one of the marshals’ huts, killing three people. The German Grand Prix became an official event in 1929, but would not return to AVUS again until 1959, and then only once.

So much for now.

Stay tuned …

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