Just in time for Christmas, and prompted by pictures on the @slowberlin Twitter feed, here's an unfinished attempt at a seasonal card featuring Berlin's famous Fernsehturm telecommunications tower.
This is another case of 'found on an old hard drive': I originally put this image together after returning from a groundhopping (football) trip to Berlin in December 2012. During that trip, the Fernsehturm towered over a Christmas market we skirted on our forays between hotel and football stadia. At some point I had the idea of redrawing the tower with a seasonal feel. This explains why the restaurant, viewing gallery and communications antenna have been festively reimagined in the image below as a Christmas bauble. Meanwhile, the lights at different levels of the tower have taken the form of a string of fairy lights.
To the eye, the Fernsehturm might reasonably be seen as a dull mixture of white and grey, however I imagine that it must bring pleasure and inspiration to many Berliners: a perpetual and true source of colour.
I am a Lecturer in Digital Education (Education Futures), within the Centre for Research in Digital Education at The University of Edinburgh.