Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Kreuzberg
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
Enigma, German coding machine used during the WW2 by the Nazi land army but especially by their war fleet, Kriegsmarine, on display at the Technikmuseum in Berlin. One of the … Continue reading
I wish to say thank you to all those who came to witness today´s ceremony – the only funeral that the Jewish family from Hofmanndamm 9 in Kreuzberg: Kurt, Käte … Continue reading
U-Bahnhof station Hallesches Tor on the overground (in Kreuzberg) U1 Line is one of the oldest U-Bahn stations in Berlin. Opened on February 18th, 1902 it was designed by two … Continue reading
THE PRESENT PAST, a photo by Notmsparker on Flickr.
Lest we forget that there is life beyond Cold and Frosty Landscapes:)
What Ali Wears is a great Tumblr blog I discovered thanks to a friend. Ali is a Turkish gentleman living in Berlin since the 1970s who walks past Zoe´s Neukölln … Continue reading
Spotted outside the BERLINISCHE GALERIE (Museum of Modern Art) in Alte Jakobstrasse 124-125 in Berlin-Kreuzberg. As part of the currently celebrated Berlin theme year Diversity Destroyed aimed at presenting and … Continue reading
YELLOW IN THE MIDDLE, a photo by Notmsparker on Flickr.
Spotted in Tempelhofer Ufer in the morning. Third day of spring. Temperature outside -11 degrees Celsius…
If you should come to Technikmuseum today and climb to the 3rd floor in the “Beamtenhaus” where the film technology is exhibited, here is what you will hear above your … Continue reading
Today at Technikmuseum during my shift in the so called Neubau (the New House) I took some 30 photos of different objects and their descriptions. It was only hours later, … Continue reading
Spotted at Landwehrkanal between Alexandrinenstrasse and Prinzenstrasse last summer…
Here are several images of the highly ornamental façade at Hotel Angleterre in Friedrichstrasse 31 in Berlin-Kreuzberg. The building, which was constructed between 1891 and 1893, was not designed as … Continue reading
Spotted in Berlin-Kreuzberg in Schönleinstrasse.
Here are four images of the same section of the U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse: all taken under the overhead U-Bahn line between the stations of Prinzenstrasse and Hallesches Tor. … Continue reading
Under the U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse – the section of the line is currently being renovated. The 8.8km long U1 line runs between Warschauer Strasse in Berlin-Friedrichshain through Kreuzberg, … Continue reading
OLD-TIMER IN BRACHVOGELSTRASSE, BERLIN-KREUZBERG, a photo by Notmsparker on Flickr.
No-one can pass the buildings of Technikmuseum in Trebbiner Strasse 9 in Kreuzberg without noticing it – the giant hanging up above the heads of the pedestrians and the visitors … Continue reading
One of the things you absolutely must learn in order to do historical research in German is reading Sütterlin (already mentioned once here). This old form of German handwriting developed … Continue reading