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KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ ON A SUNNY DAY IN JULY

Spotted from the roof terrace at Karstadt in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE LANDING OF THE SPACE INVADER

Spotted in Mariannenstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

DID YOU KNOW: HOW GREEN IS BERLIN?

DID YOU KNOW that out of 842km² that Berlin covers today 14.9% of all space are the so called “traffic areas” (streets, motorways, bike roads, etc.) That might seem like a … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

BECAUSE I ALWAYS TALK TO STRANGERS

Passing through the Friedhöfe Vor Dem Halleschen Tor (cemeteries between Mehringdamm, Zossener-, Blücher- and Baruther Strasse, I was stopped by a happily round gentleman who was keen on telling me … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JUNE 5th – BROMMYSTRASSE

1906 At 95 metres Brommystrasse is the 7th shortest street in Berlin-Kreuzberg – shorter even the tiny and quaint lane known as Kleine Parkstrasse, hidden between the numbers 77 and … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: No. 9

Spotted in Urbanstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT’S INSIDE ANOTHER

Beautiful new graffiti is being born at Mehringplatz in Berlin – Kreuzberg. Soon the wall opposite this one will become home to a work by another artist. Sadly, we were … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: IT´S ALL SO QUIET

Spotted in Grimmstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: BRACHVOGELSTRASSE AT THE CANAL

  Here´s the path at Landwehrkanal running along the dead “arm” of Brachvogelstrasse in the direction of Waterloo Brücke. It was only after the WW2 that this small section of … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

MR LEE´S BERLIN DIARY

In the summer of 2012 Vic Lee, a London-based illustrator and typographer visited Berlin. Here is the diary of his journey: hand-drawn and made without any prior sketching. To visit … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DRIVING MISS DAISY

The 1950s petrol station in Muskauer Strasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Pay in DM, please.

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JUNE 10th – THE OPENING OF THE KRANKENHAUS AM URBAN

1890  At 9:oo AM sharp the newly opened 3rd municipal hospital in Berlin, Krankenhaus Am Urban, checks in its very first patient: a Dienstmädchen (a maid, a female servant) suffering from an unspecified … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

STILL FRESH AFTER ALL THESE YEARS – MARKTHALLE IX IN KREUZBERG

Where do you go in Berlin when hungry? The answer is simple: take your pick! Posh or simple; lavish meal or a bargain of a snack; Thai, Caribbean, Turkish, Russian … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE OLD TIMES

Cafe Galander in Großbeerenstrasse in Kreuzberg.

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB

Spotted in passing in Bergmannstrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 13th – THE BERLIN STATUE OF LIBERTY

1996 After Checkpoint Charlie – a border crossing between East and West Berlin on the corner of Friedrichstrasse and Kochstrasse (you can read more about it here) – was closed … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS: EAST BERLIN / WEST BERLIN

EAST BERLIN / WEST BERLIN DIVIDE STILL VISIBLE DUE TO DIFFERENT TYPE OF LIGHT-BULBS AND STREET LIGHTS USED. AMAZING!

May 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINDY CITY

IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIG CITY A historic windmill at the Museum of Technology in  Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 4th – F.A. SCHWARZ

1906 On May 4th 1906 Friedrich Ferdinand Albert Schwartz, known as F.A. Schwartz – the man to whom we owe most of the fascinating images of old Berlin died in … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BIRDS ON A WIRE

Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN HISTORY: MARTIN GROPIUS BAU

1988: MARTIN GROPIUS BAU AND THE AREA OF TODAY´S TOPOGRAPHIE DES TERRORS BETWEEN WILHELMSTRASSE AND STRESEMANNSTRASSE IN KREUZBERG (WHERE THE NAZI GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS STOOD BEFORE WW2). Photo by the great … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 4th – THE BOYS´BORSTAL SCHOOL BEFORE THE GATE TO HALLE

1825 On May 1st 1825 in Berlin, right outside the southern city gate known as Hallesches Thor (the Gate to Halle) and on the banks of the old Schafsgraben,which some … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SCHRÖDER’S ANALBÜRSTE

SCHRÖDER’S ANALBUERSTE “WITH SCHRÖDER’S ANAL BRUSH YOU ARE SURE TO HAVE STH TO TALK ABOUT AT EVERY PARTY” Spotted in a brush shop in Heimstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg. There might be a … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MAY BOYS, MAY GIRLS

In a borough where almost 25% of residents are immigrants and who knows how many more come from all possible ends and corners of the republic, you are bound to encounter a … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

SIE IST WIEDER DA – THE RETURN OF THE GODDESS

She is back! The 171-year-old statue of the Goddess of Victory, Viktoria, whom Berliners also call Friedensengel (The Angel of Peace) returned to where she belongs: to the top of … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

A LITTLE THING ON THE SIDE

Here´s a little thing I´ve been having with Facebook on the side. Hope you will like it. https://www.facebook.com/TheFlaneuse

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

SLOW TRAVELS THROUGH VIKTORIAPARK

We have been featured on one of our favourite Berlin web pages, the befriended Slow Travel Berlin. Here is a short introduction to Viktoriapark, one of the most enchanting places … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: COUPLES

Spotted in Grimmstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: ONE NIGHT AT HALLESCHES TOR

Here is a rare photo of the Hochbahn (elevated U-Bahn line) viaduct in Berlin-Kreuzberg used by the line U1 today. It was taken late at night on October 11th, 1928 … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

REEDS or KOTTI NATURALLY

If you could design Kottbusser Tor anew what would your design be like? If you were Dali, you´d most likely chop the viaduct in half, put a giraffe in the … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: “ZUR LINDE” AT KOTTBUSSER TOR

This small restaurant or rather an inn used to stand on the corner of Skalitzer- and Admiralsstrasse 38 in SO36 at the old Kottbusser Tor. It was an important meeting point … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DOUBLE-FACED

Spotted at Mehringplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg: a photo cut-out of for the guests of Checkpoint Charlie.

April 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

Did you know that despite the rumours the famous East-West German inner-city crossing in Berlin known as Checkpoint Charlie is NOT placed in the borough of Mitte? It cannot be … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

YOU ARE HERE: WATERLOO UFER 5-7

When WW2 swept over Berlin in its final salto mortale in the early 1945 and when hurled tens of thousands of bombs onto the houses and their inhabitants, the old … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: GROßBEERENSTRASSE 34

  Believe it or not: the courtyards of Berlin are often even more interesting than the “Vorderhaus” – the front house – itself. Not the least because those very same … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

STROLLING DOWN KREUZBERG – THE KIEZ TOUR SEASON RE-OPENS

Any plans for the upcoming Sunday? If not, join me on a tour of Kreuzberg 61 at 11 AM – spring is there so it is time to re-open the … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MARCH 15th – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARHEINEKE MARKTHALLE

Originally known as Markthalle XI and like all other 14 Berlin market halls designed by Hermann Blankenstein (more about him here), Marheineke-Halle between Zossener Strasse, Bergmannstrasse and Marheineke Platz in … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

HOW DO YOU KNOW IT IS SPRING IN BERLIN

It´s simple: either you step outside and get drunk on the beautiful warm fresh air OR you look at the pictures below – a foolproof sign that it is Springtime … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MONDAY MORNING IN GNEISENAUSTRASSE

Here´s what Gneisenaustrasse feels like at 9 AM on a beautiful Monday morning – it might not be the prettiest street any more but it is definitely as charming as … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SPRING SHOTS

Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

AS TIME GOES BY – HISTORIC IMAGES OF KREUZBERG

Sometimes one photo says more than a hundred books. And although often it is impossible to “read” the image – to recognise what or whom it presents – without living … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BALKON VORM SOMMER

Although these balconies in Blücherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg still need to be made fit for the summer, they are a fascinating and pretty obsolete view in the new, well-polished Berlin. I … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 18th – THE DEATH OF EDUARD LÜRSSEN

1891 Some time between 5 and 6 PM on February 18th, 1891 in Berlin a famous and widely respected sculptor Professor Eduard Lürssen fails to go on his daily walk. … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MY LITTLE PONY

Spotted in the middle of Moritzplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BLING-BLING

Spotted in Rahel-Varnhagen-Promenade in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

THE FAKE POETS: UHLAND AND KLEIST FROM VIKTORIAPARK

Here are several photos of two famous sculptures from Viktoriapark in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Out of six original and over 2-metre-tall hermas (sculptures with a head and torso as if growing out … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINGS OVER SUEDSTERN

Spotted at the Luisenstaedtischer Friedhof (Bergmannstrasse cemeteries) in Bergmannstrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.

February 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

WHY EVERYBODY LOVES (AND HATES) GÖRLI

It is easy to forget that there is so much more to Görlitzer Park that only drug dealers and the tsunami of rubbish washing over it on daily basis in … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: AXEL-SPRINGER-HAUS

Spotted in Linden- corner Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse (formerly known as Kochstrasse) in Berlin-Kreuzberg.  

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

THE GHOST STATIONS OF KREUZBERG: ORANIENPLATZ

What a coincidence, meine Damen und Herren :-) Only yesterday the best local TV news programme, RBB Abendschau, in its new and as always fascinating series about the little secrets … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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