Viktoriapark, Kreuzberg – In A Berlin Minute (Week 125) from Luci Westphal on Vimeo.
Viktoriapark is an urban park, which opened in the Kreuzberg neighborhood in 1894.
Its significant sights are the monument (designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel) on top of the hill commemorating the liberation war during the Napoleonic Wars in and the artificial waterfall cascading down the same hill.
The park is also popular for its high views of Berlin, sunset lawns and, of course, a beer garden.
My personal favorite is the statue “Der Seltene Fang” (“The Rare Haul”) by Ernst Herter, which I’d consider the sexiest statue I’ve seen in Berlin so far. Although I’m curious if others can be suggested. The other two statues featured I’d like to call the zombie and the vampire (Friedrich Rückert, Heinrich von Kleist and/or Ludwig Uhland – jury is still out which one is which).
The beautiful music is called “Swinging Senses” by my friend Cassis & The Sympathies. Check out her music website: http://www.filmmusicvision.com
I’m dedicating this video to my friends Erni (aka HammerharterErni) and Digilinus, who have been through a lot lately and have been so gracious to me. Stay strong, Digi. Bleib stark, Erni.
|Waterfall in Viktoriapark, Kreuzberg|
You can look at more photos from this video shoot on my personal blog: Photos from Viktoriapark, Berlin