Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Kreuzberg
The word “Kreuzberg” brings to one´s mind many associations but “business” is certainly not one of them. “Fun” – yes. “Problem” and “zone” – absolutely! “Hip” – is the Pope … Continue reading
A great tribute to Kreuzberg´s Ecken und Kanten (corners and edges): from the unkempt charm of Görlitzer Park and Manteuffelstrasse to the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie in SW 61 … Continue reading
Diversity Destroyed is the name of the current Berlin Theme Year, inspired by two events which led to the death of millions and to an almost complete and irreparable destruction … Continue reading
Exactly this very moment the first floats are rolling out onto the streets and the first dancers are shaking their booties, starting the 2013 Karneval der Kulturen in Kreuzberg. 4,000 … Continue reading
This might be the best book that German Republic produced within the last 54 years (1959 was a very good year for Lafite-Rothschild and Günter Grass:). It is gripping, it … Continue reading
Spotted in Marheinekeplatz this morning.
Reblogged from Under a Grey Sky: The tours that we have started running over at Slow Travel Berlin seem to be taking off in a big way, and if you … Continue reading
I have just received a parcel. Brought as always but the extremely surly, sweaty postman who said “hello” to anyone last time somewhere around 1988 and who is fond of … Continue reading
Punk Not Dead! And the least in Kreuzberg over the next couple of days. Between May 9th and May 12th the Moviemento Cinema in Kottbusser Damm 22 (corner Hohestaufenplatz aka … Continue reading
Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Kreuzberg 61.
I wanted to write a text about Prinzessinnengarten myself but why bother if somebody else has done it so well? From a great local lifestyle and photography blog Stil in … Continue reading
Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Kreuzberg 61.
Spotted in the old brewery in Fidicinstrasse in Kreuzberg 61.
According to the article published in Staatsbürger-Zeitung, it all began on Monday night at around 2.30 AM. The storm clouds reached Berlin from the north-east and by 3.00 AM heavy … Continue reading
Spotted last summer at Wrangelbrunnen – that year the fountain often remained dry while the heavens were spitting down water. Not the way God intended it to be:)
Spotted at Wrangelbrunnen in Grimmstrasse in Kreuzberg 61.
In life, like in offshore tax evasion these days, nothing should be taken for granted. Not even architecture. For instance: what you pass on your daily way to work or … Continue reading
Reblogged from Under a Grey Sky: We took the S-Bahn south to the edge of the city, not far from Schönefeld and the mythological new airport that we hope our … Continue reading
Spotted in Kreuzbergstrasse Hinterhof (backyard).
Here is an article and a great series of photos from Berlin-Kreuzberg (with one exception of Neukölln´s Karl-Marx-Strasse) taken on May 1st, 2011 and published in “Der Spiegel” magazine. Hopefully, … Continue reading
Spotted last Friday in Urbanhafen in Kreuzberg.
189,977 people cannot be wrong. And if all of them chose to go swimming in Prinzenbad in 2012, then the most popular open-air swimming pool in Berlin must be worth … Continue reading
Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Planufer in Kreuzberg 61.
Among what feels like thousands and thousands of fantastic objects on display at the Telecommunications Exhibition in Technikmuseum (Trebbiner Strasse 9, Berlin-Kreuzberg) there is also a TV set from 1937. … Continue reading
Another diamond dug up on You Tube a while ago will be perfect viewing now that we are on the brink of summer ourselves. Filmed in Berlin in the summer … Continue reading
Soon, very soon you will be able to blow up your inflatables and go play the Pirates of the Caribbean on Landwehrkanal in Urbanhafen again. The future is bright:)
This morning in our street the whole world was busy cleaning, sweeping and scrubbing. We simply joined the trend. Spring has definitely come – nothing else could otherwise prevent me … Continue reading
A great Berlin documentary on RBB (Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg) about the new Berlin – full of incomers, foreigners, people with talent and ambition (often all of the above at once:-) … Continue reading
Prinzenstrasse station of Stammstrecke (U1 today) and the Imperial Continental Gas Association in Gitschiner Strasse in the summer of 1902 There are people who say that vintage postcards are messages … Continue reading
Here is a wonderful albeit very very short film found on the page of “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” presenting the original images of the so called Stammstrecke – the first, overground … Continue reading
Spotted in Prenzlauerberg and therefore outside the usual comfort zone known as Kreuzberg during the Sunday Improve Your Photography Course organised by Slow Travel Berlin through Gidsy.
On April 11th, 1968 in West Berlin Rudi Dutschke, one of the leaders of the revolutionary German student movement of the 1960s, was shot in the head by an anti-communist … Continue reading
Still hoping for that spring to come. Spotted in Kleine Parkstrasse in Kreuzberg 61 (more about the street in the following post).
What a lovely find! Here is a photo of Oskar Messter´s director Carl Froehlich filming Regimentstochter in Blücherstrasse film atelier in 1908. Oskar Messter is the second gentleman from the … Continue reading
As a little follow-up to the post about Kreuzberg film studios of Oskar Messter, here is a song from his 1909 film Künstlerblut: Gassenbubenlied filmed in Blücherstrasse 31/32 and produced … Continue reading
Spotted in Skalitzer Strasse in SO 36.
Despite the multiple prior announcements about the end of our “Today in Kreuzberg” series, it keeps growing and expanding as if enjoying a life of it own. Just like with … Continue reading
I walked into a clothes shop in Hamburg two days ago only to discover that their clothes were, pardon my French, shite but the music in the shop was pure … Continue reading
Spotted in Prinzessinnenstrasse in Kreuzberg 61.
1802 At Jerusalemkirche in Lindenstrasse in Kreuzberg the noble crowds are gathering to listen to a maginificent work of orchestral music: Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (The … Continue reading
This is a re-posted text from last year and part of the series Today in Kreuzberg. Because it is April again and because the story is very much worth knowing … Continue reading
THE HELPING HAND, a photo by Notmsparker on Flickr.
The first sunny day this spring and a long way from Kreuzberg. Easter Greetings, Dear Reader! via PicsArt Photo Studio