Berlin

The Bear Pit swallows it’s next victim, a petite blonde held together by denim and lace, black thigh-high boots paired with a rustic denim dress tied down with a red sash around her waist.

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Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700 / 50 1.4

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Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700 / 50 1.4

She fumbles nervously with the loose fabric as she vomits unknown lyrics to giggling onlookers, her gaze cast away from the judging eyes of the public. Nothing she does impresses as the crowd begin to cackle and boo in a comical fashion. Our confused clash of textiles is unanimously evicted from the arena, evidently Bear Pit karaoke lives up to its name.

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Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700 / 50 1.4

Social Thought

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700 / 50 1.4

Behind the grass-covered amphitheatre, towering above surrounding structures and adorned with provocative¬†art from all corners of the globe, the remains of the Berlin Wall peer down over Mauer park’s wannabe pop stars. Cutting through the inner-city greenery like a concrete snake, history’s most revered division now acts as both a haunting reminder of humanities darkest hours and a popular canvas for modern social thought.

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Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700 / 50 1.4

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Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700 / 50 1.4

Here, the summer’s heat of a blistering Sunday afternoon mirrors the local vibe, the trendy middle classes picking their way through a maze of antiques stalls sprawling the length of the park.

A Processional Way

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700 / 50 1.4

The infamous Mauer flea market pulls in international tourists for its eclectic mix of odd and ends, it’s a visual marvel just to sit and quietly observe the tattoos and foods and vinyl and colours mixing en-masse, occasionally interrupted by squeals of dismay emanating from inside the Bear Pit.

A novel approach to crossing the wall

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700 / 70 - 200 f2.8