When I visited Berlin in 2015, workers had just been busy tearing up a few blocks of Maaßenstraße, near Winterfeldtplatz.
Being an ignorant visitor, I presumed it was just another ordinary road project. As it turns out, it was the beginning of an effort to give some of the street back to the people in the community.
The photo apps on your phone come with fancy filters — not unlike what you see here, from the Hipstamatic app.
But sometime, real-life objects do the job just fine — again, not unlike what you see here, a photo shot through an imperfect airplane window on my way to Europe back in September.
This was snapped from aboard Air Canada 850 (YYC-LHR).