No trip to Berlin, Germany would be complete without a little exploration of World War / Cold War history. The German Spy Museum (AKA Deutsches Spionagemuseum) highlights some of the unique, covert artifacts that spies and agents used, notably between East and West Berlin. Here are a few visuals from inside this popular Berlin attraction.
Jul 23, 2023
Jun 20, 2023
When in Berlin, Germany it doesn't hurt to play into as many stereotypical foods in one sitting as possible. On our first night we nailed the photo-op with schnitzel, pretzels, beer, and apple strudel for dessert just a short walk from the Brandenburg Gate.
Oct 12, 2022
Constructed in 1938, the Wolfsburg Volkswagen Plant in Wolfsburg, Germany is the headquarters of the Volkswagen Group and the birthplace of "the people's car". Visible from the right hand side of the train when heading west towards Hanover, the Wolfsburg Volkswagen Plant is a unique structure to catch a glimpse of, if for no other reason, because it's the largest single automobile manufacturing complex in the world.
|Archival image of the Wolfsburg Plant in the 1950s.|
Oct 1, 2022
For the month of September I was having the time of my life on what I can only describe as the most elaborate, continuous travel shoot I've completed to date. With shoots taking place across Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, England, and Scotland, there was no shortage of things to do, places to see, and experiences to capture. It was a wild month!
While content from these shoots won't really start to emerge until 2023, I did share a handful of highlights on the Editing Luke Instagram @editingluke as things were unfolding. Unlike most shoots were it feels relatively easy to sum up the adventure under a single banner or theme, I'm still reeling from just how varied and expansive this entire undertaking was. I'm going to need some time to be a bit more thought provoking - but, in short, it really was incredible.
Sep 30, 2022
While the experience was undeniably incredible, I'm currently feeling a bit overstimulated and numb from this last month of travel shoots around Europe. It really was the adventure of a lifetime. A lot of this content won't surface until 2023 now, but I'm enjoying rediscovering all of the random bits and pieces I've brought home as I unpack and reorganize.
Here are a few early highlights.
1. Kitschy French singles from a Parisian thrift shop.
2. Various pieces of the Berlin Wall.
3. A mini bar's worth of different Scotch from Scotland.
4. Belgian comicbook souvenirs - with an emphasis on finds from Tintin and Lucky Luke.
5. Retro inspired merch from Euro Disney's 30th anniversary - now known as Disneyland Paris.
6. A handcrafted "willy warmer" from Amsterdam ... for dressy occasions.
These were clearly all must haves in the moment lol.
Jul 22, 2018
Click for full photo sets from each pavilion:
- Canada Pavilion
- China Pavilion
- France Pavilion
- Germany Pavilion
- Italy Pavilion
- Japan Pavilion
- Mexico Pavilion
- Morocco Pavilion
- Norway Pavilion
- U.K. Pavilion