Photoblog: Details of the hipster haven that is Berlin

Ten days ago, I descended into a brisk, foggy day at TXL, equipped with a new currency, my crusty old travel backpack, and a vague awareness of my new home's coordinates. In the time since my arrival, I've gotten familiar with the suburb of Kleinmachnow and explored my neighborhood on foot. Yesterday was my first wander around downtown Berlin, camera in hand. I've started my three-month exploration of the city at a popular hub, roughly the Williamsburg of Berlin: Rosenthaler Platz. Here are just a few moments.

 Evidence of Banksy all over the world, here in Berlin

Evidence of Banksy all over the world, here in Berlin

 East Berlin store near Rosenthaler Platz

East Berlin store near Rosenthaler Platz

 Deliberate dereliction in Berlin

Deliberate dereliction in Berlin

 Finding a Jewish memorial while walking around Berlin

Finding a Jewish memorial while walking around Berlin

 Kony2012 found some followers in Berlin

Kony2012 found some followers in Berlin

Excited for the next outing and my newest acquisition: a bike for one of the world's most bike-friendly cities.