A Look at Contemporary Berlin

This photo slideshow from Places offers a look at the city of Berlin and the fast pace of change underway there.

Photographer Frank Schirrmeister shoots the empty city at dawn to explain how it's evolving.

"As someone who was born in Berlin, I find it difficult to keep pace emotionally as the city reinvents itself with dizzying speed. I often have the feeling that my own city doesn't belong to me anymore, but to the forces of the global economy. When photographing Berlin, I am constantly trying to scrutinize and to challenge the popular image of the city. I explore the town beyond the facade, delve into the deeper layers of the metropolis."

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