Tag der Deutschen Einheit--The Day of German Unity
It's nearly midnight here in Germany, but I wanted to put together a little photo montage tribute to Berlin before this Day of German Unity is over. 21 years ago today marked the official reunification of East-and-West, although the Berlin Wall had fallen almost a year earlier.
I took these photos a few weeks ago when some of my family from the U.S. were in town for a visit--we took a whirlwind tour of Berlin that I can hardly remember, but turns out I got some good shots that look mysterious and moody with the added texture--something I've been wanting to try for a while and finally learned a little tonight thanks to a 10 minute, FREE tutorial by Kim Klassen. I think I'm addicted...
And I thought I'd link up at Texture Tuesday to share my first try. The theme today is "Gratitude"--and what a perfect image the angel in the first photo is to represent the gratitude I'm feeling with the Germans today (even though I can have no real idea what it must have been like to live through such oppression).
For the angel I used Kim's textures "Stained Paper" and "Tainted Music"--the two textures available in the 10 minute tutorial--plus some blue sky from photos I took on the beach at the Baltic Sea this weekend.