Photographer's Note

Briefly after Germany's reunification in 1990 the former saunter mile of Berlin's Friedrichstadt, the Friedrichstrasse, was re-designed.
The star-architect Jean Nouvel, famous due to its work at the Lyon Opera and the Arab Wold Institue in Paris, won the international competition to build the Quartier 207 with his sensational conception for the Galeries Lafayette Berlin.
After the opening of the Galeries Lafayette on 29 February 1996 the Quartier 207 became the new landmark of the Berlin city centre.
It offers exclusive international fashion and French specialities
Galeries Lafayette is a little bit of France in the German capital. Berlin is not short of luxury department stores, and Galeries Lafayette continues this trend with high quality fashion items and gourmet food.
It is worth going here just to see the architecture and grandeur of the building itself. The building seems like it consists almost entirely just of glass, with some steel beams holding it altogether.
Much like the top floor of KaDeWe, the bottom floor of Galeries Lafayette houses their gourmet food section. The rest of the complex contains fashion, jewelry and cosmetic stores as well as a French book store.
It is located on Friedrichsstrasse, along with other up market department stores such as Quartier 206.

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