Berlin, the City of Homeless Christmas Trees

photos: Ania Banaszek

During my first walk outside after Christmas I noticed a beautiful, big, perfectly shaped Christmas tree just lying around on the sidewalk. Thrown away one day after Christmas. One day! I thought that’s a pretty tough timing. Maybe it was due to my post-Christmas melancholy or the winterish lack of sun (or both) but I could not help thinking how sad and absurd it looks like. During the next days I noticed how the streets and sidewalks of Berlin got flooded by the suddenly homeless Christmas trees of all kinds: big, small, still ‘fluffy’ or completely abandoned of needles. Something I’ve never seen with such a density anywhere outside of Berlin. And something I found a great metaphor of Winter time melancholy. So I took a camera out and off I went, to photograph this (for me) typical Berlin curiosity.

Text & Photos by Ania Banaszek

on January 9th, 2016
updated on January 9th, 2016
in Photos, Stories
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One Response to “Berlin, the City of Homeless Christmas Trees”

  1. Anke Says:

    Hmmm… and these trees could have resisted a lot longer… at least until after the New Year’s Eve

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