Little Istanbul meets Hipster Central - Neukölln in pictures

Little Istanbul meets hipster central it seems...here's a few shots I captured on a Friday morning walk around parts of NeuKolln...

1. Hexagon balconies - I loved these, particularly because they were nothing like any other architecture I've seen in Berlin to date.

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2. SchillerBar - grungy and grafitti-ridden, it has a certain charm and I can imagine it packed with locals and tourists in the summer...

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3. White facades and wrought iron balconies - Who wouldn't live in a building like this?  No wonder property prices are rocketing in this part of Berlin.

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4, Mainzer Strasse - I love these kinds of shots...altbau style meets rounded lamp meets winter blue sky...

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5. Vegan Wrap - It's not often I walk past a Turkish takeaway and stop and stare.  Being a vegetarian, Doner Kebabas are not my thing but the vegan wrap I ate here was delicious.

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6. Cheery colours - Berlin's winters are terribly long an incredibly dreary.  On the day I took this shot, the sky happened to be an azure blue and, with the orange coloured housing facade in the forefront, really put a smile on my face.

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7. Grafitti - What is the Berlin Hipster Song anyway?

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8. Assault on the Eyes - I love the cheery colours of this building but I'm not sure I could face living here and being confronted by this much colour each morning.

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9. Turkish fare - On the main streets, every other eatery is Turkish.  The food is simple, delicious and usually very cheap...

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10, FrauenRaume - I like the idea of a space just for women...to meet, talk, share, and get organised.  I'm really glad something like this exists in Berlin.  

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