Suzie Blackman
Saturday, 21 January 2012

I escaped the cold, grey, rainy British January for a few days to an even colder, greyer, rainier, but amazing and inspiring city, armed with brand new camera.

Berlin is maybe my favourite city (apart from the fine city in which I live); it’s turbulent and significant history is apparent everywhere, but it’s also overflowing with a world-leading and diverse contemporary creative scene.

I love the space-age architecture of the TV tower, which dominates the skyline.

Berlin TV tower

I saw a mind-blowing installation at Hamburger Bahnhof gallery.

TOMÁS SARACENO - Cloud Cities at Hamburger Bahnhof Gallerie, Berlin

I marvelled at an incredible miniature Berlin with trains, moving traffic, day and night and thunderstorms.

LOXX - Miniatur Welten Berlin

I stood on the runway at the eerie former airport, Tempelhof park.

Tempelhof runway

I scoured Berlin’s great-value vintage shops for interesting finds.

Vinatge sweaters at Humana, Alexanderplatz

I sampled delicious food and many excellent German beers with friends.

Transit, Friedrichshain

And no trip would be complete without something knit related… I discovered an industrial carding machine at the German Museum of Technology.

Carding machine at Deutsches Technikmuseum

A great trip and the new camera isn’t bad either!

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Suzie Blackman

The dyer, designer, photographer, creative technologist and maker-of-things behind It's a Stitch Up. She lives in East London in a home filled with colour, fluff and house plants.

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