Love is a beautiful thing. And comes in different forms and manifestations. Be it the love to your surroundings, details, your friends, family, pet, food – god knows you can love a good burger. Love is unique and universal equally. We don’t know where it came from, we don’t know where it’s going but we do know how it feels, each and every single person on this planet. Only the stories attached to the feeling differ. And that’s the beauty of it.
Pablo Ruiz Sánchez is a filmmaker who shares his love story with us today. In his charming video he follows a girl through various places of Berlin while recounting his thoughts about her with poetic words. Of course the girl is not really a person but a metaphor for the city that he fell in love with so deeply. With the story told in German and subtitles in Spanish, maybe not everyone of you can understand what is being said. But surely, everyone will get what he felt. And enjoy the nice Berlin shots. See the short video here, right after the jump.
Edit: Now you can choose between Englisch / German / Spanish subtitles. 🙂
I fell in love with Berlin two years ago. I remember it so clearly. It felt like I was home. It felt like I knew the city without ever having been there. It felt familiar, beautiful and calming. I felt what I can only describe as happiness. It wasn’t the usual kind. The kind that drifts away quickly. It lingered. I felt it for a year. So, I went back again. Even now, after two years, around the same time as my first visit, I get nostalgic. I remember the cobble stone streets, the courtyards, the rooftops, the views and I long for her all over again.
What a beautiful video that describes exactly how I fell in love with Berlin. I went on my own but at no point did I feel lonely. I knew Berlin and Berlin knew me, I wasn’t a foreigner. Its hard to describe Berlin, a vibrant, young city yet steeped in history that feels like the distant past yet still alive and thriving. An energetic yet completely chilled city. An outrageous, scandalous, fun city yet wonderfully cultured and dignified. A city which loves you back no matter who you are, a city where you can be yourself completely and without shame or fear. I cried when I saw the Fernsehturm flashing in the night sky as I took off, I realised how much I’d fallen in love with Berlin and how much Berlin loved me back.