I took this photo about nine years ago while living in Berlin. During the summer, the city was alive with cultural performances, buskers from throughout the world and the constant optimistic energy of things to come. When I look at how Europe has evolved nowadays it makes me a little sad. I really hope that this same carefree and free-spirited youthful time is available to all young people as a right of passage in the future. There is a sense here of the visceral and vibrant joy and energy. It’s a place and a time that I’ll never forget.