UP AND AWAY: U1 line from Oberbaumbrücke to Schlesische Strasse
I have been taking photos of the U1 line in Kreuzberg for months. I believe half of my external hard discs to be full with images of trains, viaducts, passages under viaducts and guano-covered steel beamers (you want to avoid those pigeons, you really really do…)
It is time to release them into the net. Bit by bit.
Today: from Oberbaumbrücke Brücke to the station Schlesisches Tor. And if you are in Berlin and have a choice between seeing Brandenburger Gate and U1, think of this: Brandenburger Gate doesn´t move, it doesn´t make those wonderful thudding sounds over your head and it takes only 2 seconds to pass underneath it… The choice is, of course, yours.
UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM OBERBAUMBRÜCKE TO SCHLESISCHES TOR
Oberbaumbrücke built 1894-1896 by Siemens&Halske, designed by Pinkenburg and Stahn) first U-Bahn passed it in 1902
Oberbaumstrasse direction Schlesisches Tor – under the viaduct
Schlesisches Tor (the station built by Siemens&Halske in 1899-1901, designed by Grisebach and Dinklage)
Schlesische Tor (named after the old city gate and a customs house that used to stand there before)
Schlesisches Tor – the newsagent
Schlesisches Tor (the door to the old “Konditorei”, pastry shop, that used to be there in 1902)
Schlesisches Tor (with the logo of BEWAG; Berliner Städtische Elektrizitätswerke)
Schlesisches Tor (the 6m high viaduct with the platform)
Skalitzer Strasse directly behind Schlesisches Tor, direction Görlitzer Bahnhof (messy as usual and DO mind the pigeons…:)