Monday, July 15, 2013

" a street called Kurstraße "

After quite a long hiatus from blogging... I'm finally back! ^0^
truth is, I was here all along, but couldn't get out of from my "real" life!
work wise that is,
it's draining the life out of me!

I was watching a film called Passion the other day, directed by one of my fave directors Brian de Palma,
and there was this particular scene that caught my eye and made me do rewind more than a dozen times.

The film = shot in Berlin, is a thriller + murder whodunit that will leave you guessing till the end.
I know, no spoilers for this one but a definite watch for those who love suspense and a bit of Catfight.

screenshots from the movie:
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street sign
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One of the scenes from the movie was shot in this street called Kurstraße,
I knew it looks familiar but I couldn't put two and two together till I did some reviewing with my photos
and was sure this was it.

see that arch shaped structure?!

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Now you must be wondering why I keep babbling about this street which looks plain boring!!
well, it's because my sister and I have been looking at this same view (from our hotel) the last time we where there.
and I remember whining about it, because the room was in the corner of nowhere, with a long,unending hallway,
and not facing the main street, which was what we clearly requested when we booked.
in fact, it's also the first street we explored on foot because it was the nearest route to the subway station.
(the Hausvogteiplatz)

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View: the arcotel johnf is on the right side
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At first, I must admit that it's not eye catching at all,
apart from a row of houses,
there are no landmarks, monuments or anything,
it's the back of the hotel and beside Auswaertiges amt, which is a federal office,
that can also mean, lots of cctv and tight security.
it's clearly an off the beaten path.

View: the federal office. Auswaertiges amt
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but like any wandering tourist, I was also worried if the place gets sketchy at night,
on our way back, that's around 8-ish in the evening,
the paralleled streets were literally so quiet you wouldn't dare shout or talk in your normal voice,
it will echo back, because no one's in sight,
not a single shadow, not even a whisper.
but don't get me wrong!
it's not an eerie place.

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it's a nice neighborhood actually, ♥ ♥
clearly catering to the mid-upper class level,
we took sometime to look at every structure and its architectural design.
and had some oohs' and aahs' as well..
thinking, if only we live in this environs,
where safety doesn't seem to be an issue and the neighbors are civilized,
a pure contrast to where I'm situated right now.

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again, the setting for the Movie - Passion , its exact house : below
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it finally snowed on the last day,
the view from our room.

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a pity we didn't take much photos as expected,
but we did some doodling on the last day of our trip.
that's how cheesy we both were. ^0^

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