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Our visit to Berlin, Maryland last week was lots of fun! We made many new friends and spread the word about the project. We’ve added a couple new postcards to commemorate our visit; a brief recounting of the history of how Berlin, Maryland got its name – as told by Berlin, Maryland’s Mayor Williams, as well as a performance by the fantastic band Hot Buttered Nuggets – featuring the amazing Douglas Everton on guitar and vocal instrumentation.
Surprise! Next week on Friday, April 9th, 2010 we’ll be spending our evening in Berlin, Maryland participating in the local Second Friday Art Stroll! Berlin Maryland’s art spaces open their doors from 5:30 to 8 PM once a month to public tours, enriching the town with their local creativity. Businesses with exhibitions to share display flags to identify themselves to visitors. We’ll be in attendance, stationed graciously at the historic Atlantic Hotel, conducting a storytelling workshop. We’ll have two laptops on site as well as wireless Internet access (courtesy of the Hotel) to enable Berlin-Marylanders a chance to get involved in the project on the spot! We’re very excited to get this opportunity and eager to return to the source of our inspiration for the project! So far Berlin, Maryland has taken the most initiative in participating, with 11 postcards submitted to date! Check out this article which appeared in Ocean City Today in March, and be sure to stay tuned in this coming week for more updates!
PS: don’t forget: On Friday, April 16th 2010 at 6PM we will be introducing Postcards from Berlin at the achtung berlin film festival in Berlin, Germany!
Phillip, Gabriel, Gavin and Tom on the KS12 couch the night of launch! Pati was in Stuttgart celebrating her brother’s graduation from architecture school so, left to our own devices, we pulled out the cool shades.
We are very happy to officially launch the Postcards from Berlin beta website today! Special thanks to Gavin, Phillip, Tom and Linda for helping pull the project together in the last weeks, as well as our awesome project partners achtung berlin and Palomar5! Thanks also to Nicole, Brandon and Malte for helping us beta test!
On Friday, April 16th 2010 at 6PM we will be introducing Postcards from Berlin at the achtung berlin film festival in Berlin, Germany!
We’re looking forward to getting your stories from American Berlins, and as an incentive to get the website buzzing with activity we’ve decided to award new registrations with twice the normal number of stamps up until the 16th of April. Our goal will be to present the top 12 most stamped postcards at the event!
Welcome to the first episode of the Postcards from Berlin video blog. In this episode we’re going to tell you a little bit about the inspiration for this project. But funny enough, the story doesn’t begin in Berlin, Germany. Back in the summer of 2006 we were on a weekend trip to Rehoboth Beach. On the drive back we spotted a sign for “Berlin, Maryland” so we decided to pay a visit. It was strange for us to see the word Berlin printed on a road sign in America. At that time we were considering moving to Berlin, Germany and we were curious to see what this other Berlin was like compared to the German capital. Continue reading…