There is something extremely refreshing about viewing the city you live in through someone else’s eyes. Especially when those eyes are able to capture that city in an entirely unique light, where you catch yourself discovering your current hometown in an entirely new way. That’s exactly how I felt when I stumbled upon these street photos of Berlin on tumblr a few weeks ago. It was as if I was looking at something all together new but familiar at the same time. Those pale pastel apartment complexes? Of course I had seen them before. Satellite dishes hanging off of the balconies? They’re everywhere in Kreuzberg. Still, there is something about the way that these photos were taken – probably the muted tones, strong geometric lines, symmetry, pastel colors, neutral quality, and deep depth of field – that make me actually think of Tokyo first, and Berlin second. Bravo to whoever took these pictures, wherever you are.

berlin, germany street photos

berlin, germany street photos


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Rae Tilly

Rae the EIC of LFB and YEOJA Magazine. She is also a photographer and social media influencer.


  • it’s really nice when someone else can make you more aware of the magic of your own city. i generally don’t get that excited by sydney and i’d rather be travelling and in another city, but every now and then i see photos or something about sydney that makes me realise that it’s just as full of magic as anywhere else, it’s just that i’m so used to being here i don’t see it.

    jessica –

  • These are beautiful photos, the pastels are indeed gorgeous. You make me want to visit Berlin so so much!

  • Absolutely gorgeous photos!

    Just discovered your blog and I’m in love!

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  • just takes someone’s fresh approach to appreciate it in a whole new way.

    Buckets & Spades

  • So beautiful! That’s the amazing thing about photography. Sometimes when I get down on myself – I think “Well, someone else has taken this same picture 100x better than me before” but even if they have, no one has ever taken it exactly the same way I have it. It’s a treat to be able to see familiar things through someone else’s lens.

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

  • I definitely feel that way whenever I see photos of Sydney! Most of the time I feel a little bored by it, but sometimes it just takes a little perspective to realise what’s right on your doorstep.

  • I know what you mean, whenever I see someone blog about Florida I’m reminded how beautiful my state is! It’s so much fun seeing someone write about your home :)


  • Susan Dollparts

    Love your blog dear :) These are great, I love finding beauty in cities… xx

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts:disqus

  • Stephanie Louise

    What a great find Rae! Oh the tones of the photos are so lovely. x

  • That photo of the blue wall with the matching satellite dish is so fantastic! Great set of finds, amazing how people can turn the mundane into a collection of wonders

  • that’s a gorgeous neighborhood omg. can’t believe such lovely pastel place exist *-*


  • i love your explanation! those r strong reasons as to why those photographs stand out!

    i feel the same about the place i come from and i feel so uninspired being stuck here ughhh :(

  • Nancy Wilde

    Love these! The angles, perspective, structured lines… Bravo, indeed.

  • dsfvd

    Love the print and you look gorgeous!Keep up a good work! <3