Hi all. I've been shooting at the Berlin Bus Terminal the last few nights. I'm compiling impressions of the place at night. The people there are mostly spent - physically, financially, and occasionally emotionally. There's two distinct groups, but they overlap. One group is made up of people from the new EU countries like Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and especially Poland who have come to Berlin to shop and see the sights. Most of these people are pretty young. The other group is made up of people who commute from Poland and the Czech Republic to work in Berlin. Many of them are middle-aged. The Bus Terminal seems like a relatively safe place. The most likely disturbance will be young drunks who's weekend did not go as planned, but they certainly found enough alcohol. Nonetheless everyone seems to maintain an extremely large personal space from one another in this wide-open space. 1. A young woman waits inside the Terminal for her bus to depart. 2. An older couple, the man is working an inhaler. 3. A vitamin drink at the garbage can full of cigarette butts. Smoking and junk food are de rigeur at the bus stop: 4. Counting change to buy a magazine for the long ride home: 5. Waiting alone at the far end of the terminal. 6. Time to board the bus 7. Two girls checking departure times to Krakow ADDED: 8. A middle-aged couple, asleep on the benches waiting for their bus. 9. Just another student, probably not getting much studying done while swatting mosquitos in the muggy heat. 10. .... and finally, the bus arrives, dropping off more excited people than tired ones that it's taking back home.